Buzz TV Featuring “Cityzen” (shot at Good Hurt)
Genre: Funk / Progressive / Rock
Location Van Nuys, California, United States
Cityzen’s sound is funk infused progressive rock with a twist of reggae, hip-hop, and classical influences. The band formed in November, 2007 when singer Tobias Forrest and guitarist Jeff Line recruited Nick Woods on drums. Nick’s brother Chris Woods added keys in 2008 and bassist Nick Lopez joined soon after. Finally, they added even more flavor in 2009 with the addition of violin and sax player Joe Spangler. Cityzen is often noticed because their theatrical lead singer is a quadriplegic who performs in a wheelchair but the band is respected and recognized for it’s talented musicians. With dynamic timing and story-telling songs, Cityzen creates a new and unique live show every time. Their stage presence, musicianship and dedication has brought them a loyal fan base that is rapidly growing. The band plays at Los Angeles venues like The Roxy, The Whisky and House of Blues but they also make disability awareness a top priority. Cityzen has performed at events held by the Christopher Reeve Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy and many other disability organizations. In addition, the band is plays multiple college campuses and private events. Recently, they collaborated with a 5-time Grammy Award winning producer on their debut album “Invisible Mental Tentacles” which was recorded at Brushfire Studios and Phantom Vox Studios. The band’s current goals are to play national music festivals and tours as well as have their songs placed in radio, film, television and new media programming. Cityzen will also continue to give back to the community by performing at non-profit fundraisers and disability related events.