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Model Citizen's cosmos aligned in 2007 when Paula Pearce (Lead Vox, Guitars) and Matt Doyle (Vox, Guitar) met while trying to form a Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond cover band; Johnny Diamond, naturally. Tommy Walsh (Vox, Djembe) has been creating music with Matt since 2000, and resurfaced to fill out our much needed 3rd member to play drums in our Rock Band video game band. Many other members have come and gone over the years and the band hails from 3 unique areas of the world: Cardiff Wales, Needham MA, and Lowell MA. And they all have their own signature animal head for various furry parties. A terrible/great way to kill 30 minutes in any given band practice. Enter Mr. Nathan Brackett in 2012 (electric guitar, vox), finally coming out of his basement after several years of hibernation, adds layered electric touches and is a Hugh Jackman stunt double in his downtime.
Model Citizens play a no frills array of acoustic Indie rock and have been strongly influenced by the sounds of Radiohead, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and Mumford & Sons. Their wide variety of covers, female/male harmonies, and djembe rhythms will assure mass hysteria at any local pub. Model Citizen’s original music will provide the ears with a dark yet satisfying, deep yet melodic, blend of up-tempo acoustic soundscapes.