After Hours began its story in March of 1997 when three guys calling themselves "Harmonic Company" went over to Aaron's house to record their first demo. As the story goes, they asked Aaron to join the group and the rest is history. It took many voices to keep the group going over the last two decades so this page is here to honour them as without their contributions, we probably wouldn't be here. We have included all those who have made significant contributions to the After Hours story.
Years Active: 1996-1998 Voice: Tenor/Lead/Baritone Group Name (before After Hours): Harmonic Company Sang w/: Aaron Milic, Jonathan Pong, Mike Santos, George Scott Contributions: Handsome, charismatic and funny as hell, Edsel was one of the first ever members of the original group "Harmonic Company" which later became After Hours and he also wrote "Yeah Baby I Love You" and "Please Take Care Of This Heart Of Mine", the latter the boys still sing today and is available to listen to on their album XX!
Years Active: 1998 Voice: Lead Group Name (before After Hours): In Peace Sang w/: Ian Corby, Aaron Milic, George Scott Contributions: "Simply Smokin" Irv Sylvan had a brief stint in autumn of 1998 singing with Aaron, George and Ian but it was his show stealing performance of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" for their 15th anniversary show that he will best be remembered for.
Years Active: 1999 Voice: Lead/Baritone Group Name (before After Hours): Hearts In Harmony Sang w/: Ian Corby, Aaron Milic, Jonathan Pong, George Scott Contributions: In the very early months of 1999, Aaron, George, Jon and Ian decided to start a new group and Leslie became the new fifth member. His incredible voice however landed him a record deal in Antigua where he still lives and sings today. Sadly he only sang for six weeks with the boys but did manage to make some rough demo recordings with them which are still kicking around in the archives.
Years Active: 1999-2000 Voice: Lead Group Name (before After Hours): One Guy Shy Sang w/: Ian Corby, Aaron Milic, George Scott, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: Michelle replaced Leslie in late winter of 1999. Right after she joined, Yee Kuang Wong also came on board, replacing Jonathan Pong. To this day, Michelle is the only woman to ever sing in the group. As a result of this, the group changed its name to "One Guy Shy" while she sang with them. Michelle never recorded with the boys but she did do some live performances with them and has come back on several occasions to sing a song or two on stage, including her incredible performance of "Stand By Me" at their 15th anniversary.
Years Active: 1996-1998, then again from 2001 - 2008 Voice: Tenor/Lead/Baritone/Bass/Beatbox Group Name(s): Harmonic Company, After Hours Sang w/: Ian Corby, Edsel Mansia, Aaron Milic, Jonathan Pong, George Scott, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: It was along side Jonathan, George and Edsel that Mike started this whole a cappella idea in the hallways of Riverdale Collegiate in 1996. He wrote a song called "Because I Love You" and co-wrote a song called "A Love That Would Last Forever (Someday, Somehow) with Aaron Milic during his first run between '96 and '98. Mike left the group for a few years, returning in 2001. In those seven years, Mike recorded two albums with the group; "After Hours - After Hours" and "After Hours - Woodshedding". He performed in countless live shows all over the city and has performed nearly 200 different songs with the group. His return for their 15th anniversary was met with great ovation and well deserved respect for his continued contributions to the group.
Years Active: 1998 - 2009 Voice: Lead/Baritone/Bass Group Name(s): In Peace, Hearts In Harmony, One Guy Shy, After Hours Sang w/: Aaron Milic, Leslie Nanton, Jonathan Pong, Mike Santos, George Scott, Michelle Scrimgeour-Brown, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: One of the finest performers the group has ever had, Ian has entertained in countless shows, has recorded three albums with the group (Shadowboxing, After Hours, Woodshedding), has sung nearly 200 songs and along with Luke Hobbs, is one of the youngest members ever to sing with the group, starting at the tender age of 20. While Ian mostly provided bass and lower baritone harmonies, it was his memorable leads that he will be remembered for. His perfect "Runaround Sue", his character performance of "Good King Wenceslas", his hilarious prop infused "Mother-In-Law", his ultra manly "Big Bad John" and "Sixteen Tons" and his tear jerking rendition of "With Or Without You" are just a few of his most well known leads. His quirky humour and his consistent vocal performances truly raised the bar.
Years Active: 1997 - 2010 Voice: Tenor/Lead Group Name(s): Harmonic Company, In Peace, Hearts In Harmony, One Guy Shy, After Hours Sang w/: Ian Corby, Edsel Mansia, Aaron Milic, Leslie Nanton, Jonathan Pong, Mike Santos, Michelle Scrimgeour-Brown, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: George is an original founder of Harmonic Company and sang consistently with Aaron Milic through every iteration of the group from 1997 to 2010. He has written six songs for the group including "Stay With Me Tonight" which the boys have brought back and have recorded for their newest album, "XX". He has recorded three albums with the group (Shadowboxing, After Hours, Woodshedding) and has sung nearly 200 songs. He has performed in countless shows all over the city and was best known in the group for his soaring falsetto. Though quiet and shy on stage he was anything but backstage and his often bizarre sense of humour and catch phrases often snuck themselves into the shows, bewildering the audience. Aaron often refers to Mr. Scott as his "brother George" as it was their partnership and determination that made them get through the groups break-ups and constant changes. There would be no After Hours without George's countless contributions.
Years Active: 2008 - 2012 Voice: Tenor/Lead/Baritone/Bass Group Name: After Hours Sang w/: Ian Corby, John Davis, Aaron Milic, George Scott, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: Luke was asked to fill the very big shoes of Mike Santos in October of 2008. He joined at the age of 20, making him the youngest member ever in the group, along side Ian Corby who can claim the same. Luke's angelic clean and controlled lead voice was a welcome addition to the group, along with his limitless falsetto. His knowledge of arranging and harmony changed the shape of the group and after Ian Corby left the group in 2009, Luke's strength as a singer and performer led to the group NOT replacing Ian and becoming a quartet for the first time since 1998. Though there are no significant recordings made with Luke, there are many videos floating around YouTube featuring him across his years active with the group. While he had so many great leads, he was probably best known for his interpretation of "Hey There Delilah". Though his time in the group was much shorter than most, it would be impossible to count all of the shows Luke did with the group. Luke's "firsts" and contributions to the group are unrivalled.
Years Active: 2013 Voice: Tenor/Lead Group Name: After Hours Sang w/: John Davis, Aaron Milic, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: Thom replaced Luke Hobbs in early 2013, coming from the acclaimed a cappella group, "The Essentials". While Luke had left the group to move to Japan, Thom had plans of taking After Hours to tour Japan! Thom pushed and challenged the group towards greatness and brought out the best in the boys in 2013, performing with them at the SING! Festival, Parry Sound Ribfest and also alongside champion beatboxer Scott Jackson at the Scotiabank Buskerfest. Thom currently performs alongside his brother in the group "Screeched Inn".
Years Active: 2014-2015 Voice: Baritone/Lead Group Name: After Hours Sang w/: Aaron Milic, Jonathan Pong, Yee Kuang Wong Contributions: In 2014 Anthony Trinidad joined After Hours which now consisted of Aaron, Yee Kuang and Jonathan Pong who was back singing bass after a fifteen year hiatus. Anthony had heard the boys perform at Scotiabank Buskerfest and reached out to them to let them know he was also interested in singing harmony. When the opportunity presented itself, the boys offered Anthony a spot in After Hours! Anthony was helpful with some arrangements and also performed in a few shows with the boys, including their important 15th anniversary show and also in front of their largest audience ever on Canada Day at Mel Lastman's Square. Anthony departed After Hours at the end of 2015, replaced by the one and only Glenn Sevillo.
yee kuang wong
Years Active: 1999-2019 Voice: Tenor/Lead/Baritone/Bass Group Name (before After Hours): Hearts In Harmony, One Guy Shy, After Hours Sang w/: Ian Corby, John Davis, Luke Hobbs, Aaron Milic, Jonathan Pong, Mike Santos, George Scott, Michelle Scrimgeour-Brown, Glenn Sevillo, Thom Speck and Anthony Trinidad. Contributions: In all honesty, no one else's resume reads like Yee Kuang's. He sang for a solid 20 years with the group and was there from the beginning, even before we started calling ourselves After Hours. Accomplishments include invitations to be a part of the SING! A Cappella festival, singing for thousands at Mel Lastman Square to help celebrate Canada Day, being a regular stop for people at the Scotiabank Buskerfest for three years in a row, singing alongside world champion beat boxer, Scott Jackson, meeting and singing for various members of the Nylons... it would be impossible to list or to even remember all of the performances Yee Kuang has given. His voice can be heard on the groups' most recent albums (An A Cappella Christmas and XX). The opening track of "XX" is not only his most important song but one of the groups most recognized songs, "He Lives In You" which Yee Kuang debuted on November 20th, 2004 at one of the 15 self-produced annual concerts the boys have given and he's been in each and every one of them. While he will be sorely missed in the group, we know he will be back in the future to sing in our shows and say hello to the thousands of people he has sung for since joining After Hours. To read even more about the "Lion" of After Hours, click here to Aaron's blog page and scroll down.
other important people
Years Active: 2002 - 2010 and also 2015 Role: Master Of Ceremonies Contributions: Ed Keenan was the Master Of Ceremonies of all the After Hours shows they performed at Grace Church On-The-Hill and also their first show at the Winchester Theatre in 2010. As the boys sang unplugged at Grace Church, they felt it was a good idea to have someone with a big voice set expectations through the show and warm-up the crowd. Ed also sang lead on Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at one of their shows along side After Hours and also pulled out some interesting break dance moves at the beginning of their 2010 shows at the Winchester theatre. Ed's voice became synonymous with After Hours so he also came back to run their 15th anniversary show which also included an interview from Ed with Aaron and Yee Kuang.
Years Active: 2004 - 2006, 2015 Role: Guitarist Contributions: Brian played acoustic guitar at three of the Grace Church shows and their 15th anniversary show. He performed "Hotel California" with After Hours in 2004, "Bye Bye Love" in 2005 and "Hotel California" again in 2006, along with "Bad Moon Rising". Brian was asked to perform "More Than Words" along side Mike Santos, Jonathan Pong and Aaron Milic for a special trio performance at their 15th anniversary show.
Years Active: 2015 Role: Zen Drum (Percussion) Contributions: Erick played the Zen Drum on several songs at their 15th anniversary show and at their Canada Day performance at Mel Lastman Square. At that time the boys were playing around with the idea of adding percussion, but not beat boxing, to their sound. The Zen Drum was a hit at the show and the boys planned on continuing to work and even sing with Erick as the newest member of After Hours! However, things don't always go according to plan and that idea sadly faded.