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


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