The inspiration for Red Vienna first began when drummer Robbie Zgaljic and bassist/vocalist Jahmeel Russell were on tour with their previous band in Europe.

The two formed a musical bond both on and off the stage and decided on their arrival home to Vancouver to start a new group. In late 2009 they began to work on music with guitarist/vocalist Devin Boquist.

Red Vienna’s debut EP was released in 2010 to positive reviews and followed by performances in Vancouver and Toronto.