meet the martians
The King of Mars (TKOM) formed in 2015 as a traditional four-piece rock band and has since evolved into a larger group with synths, auxiliary percussion, and a horn section. Their sound shakes the foundation of traditional rock music by encompassing Jazz, Funk, and Soul musicality alongside insightful lyricism.
TKOM has been performing at many popular Chicago venues such as The Subterranean, The House of Blues, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs, Metro, and Reggie’s Rock Club. They released their EP, “Cookie Cutter Dreams” and successfully completed their first tour in which they performed at venues along the East Coast and through out the South and Midwest.
Vocals, Guitar // John Bruner
Keys, Backup Vocals // Randy Deadman
Bass // JJ Frale
Guitar, Backup Vocals // Matt Gordon
Drums // AJ Ziyad
Trombone // Walter Sanchez
Trumpet // Adam Roebuck
Trumpet // Michael Vanbodegom-Smith
Horn Arrangements // Jason Deran