Functional Citizens Bio:
The Functional Citizens are a 3 piece old-school pop punk/ramonescore band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Influences include The Ramones, The Lillingtons, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Misfits, and Nofx. The band consists of Ryan on vocals and guitar, Rob on Bass, and Garrett on drums.
They have played many shows so far, ranging from the Kalamazoo pizza favorite, Papa Pete’s, to the gamey Louie’s Trophy House, and have travelled out of town to play venues such as Peaches in Dayton, OH and 5th Quarter Lounge at a punk fest in Indianapolis, IN.
• The Functional Citizens has played on Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University’s college radio station, 89.1 WIDR on the Basement Sessions show.
• Music and information can be found at these websites:
• Over 1,300 song plays from the EP “Suit Up!” on Bandcamp.com
• Have opened for bands such as Hexbombs, The Mushmen, and The Story Changes
The Functional Citizens is here to play upbeat, catchy punk rock music that you can pump a fist along with while drinking a beer. As one reviewer published:
“The Functional Citizens, the headlining act, are all the best parts of Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Blink 182 packed into a trio of suits and ties loosened from the rigors of their day jobs by a couple of drinks and no alarm clock in the morning. In 39 minutes they bounced through 19 songs, killing it, sweating and smiling the whole time.”