After several jams, Mark and Tim began searching for a bass player. They played with a few musicians, including Leo Smee (ex-Cathedral), who was on a totally different musical vibe. During these jams in London with Leo, Tim and Mark stayed with Adam Richardson, a fellow native of their hometown, Wimborne in Dorset.
At this time there was a lot of talk about music among the three, and in particular Adam's previous band Spirmyard. With RAMESSES in mind, the main attraction for Mark and Tim was the fact that Adam could play bass and sing, so they could maintain a three-piece line-up.
Now extremely focused, the band geared up to enter the studio for the first time. In late August, they holed up at London's Fortress Studios and within 24 hours they had recorded and mixed 4 tracks that RAMESSES began releasing in December 2003.