Agora was officially formed on Super Bowl Sunday, 1998. Dr. Nelson, Brad Jones, and Dave Cochran decided to form a band. The band started as Dr. Nelson on guitar, Jones on drums, and Dave on vocals. The name Agora was chosen because it represented open expression of opinion and ideas as the Agora was where philosophers met to discuss in ancient Greece. After going through a "pop" phase, Chad Murray was added on bass and the band went through a "hardcore" phase. After a couple lineup changes, the final lineup still came up as Dr. Nelson, Brad Jones, and Dave Cochran. Only now, Dr. Nelson is on bass, and Dave does vocals and guitars. The style has changed dramatically, from hardcore to a more heavy, emotional punk style. Now Agora is poised ready to unleash their musical fury.