VersaEmerge formed whilst Blake Harnage and Anthony Martone were in high school, choosing the name "VersaEmerge" as a portmanteau of the term "versa" from the phrase "vice-versa", and of the term "emerge", meaning to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition. The band set out to work with their sound, eventually producing the Cities Built On Sand EP in 2005, featuring Spencer Pearson on vocals, Josh Center on Lead Guitar and Nick O. (Osborne) on bass. With the departure of Spencer, their male vocalist, Sierra Kusterbeck auditioned for new vocalist and, while the other members of the band were not sure at first, Harnage convinced them she was the right person for the job and eventually she joined the band in 2007.
In 2008, the band set to work on, and released their next EP, Perceptions in May 2008, afterwards touring with bands such as post-hardcore band Our Last Night, Canadian pop-punk band Kiros and pop-punk band There For Tomorrow. On July 22, 2008, the band released a video for a track off Perceptions, "The Authors", released onto their YouTube channel. VersaEmerge later signed to Fueled By Ramen and began writing their self-titled EP, recording it with producer James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Dashboard Confessional, The Academy Is..., My American Heart). This EP was released February 3, 2009, available from the Fueled By Ramen webstore, iTunes, and on their upcoming tours "The Secret Valentine Tour" and the "Craig Owens Tour". The record reached #44 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The band also performed at Give It A Name 2009 in the United Kingdom, and are to play all dates on Warped Tour 2009.
Lead singer Sierra has also lent guest vocals on A Day To Remember's song "If It Means A Lot To You" for their 2009 album "Homesick"