Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Citizen* is the seamless union of rock and pop. Singer Jimmy Fanale’s earnest singer-songwriter style is brought to bear by tight, fast rhythms and expansive guitars in perfect 3-minute pop bursts. An effortless garage-rock aesthetic and diverse performance background make Citizen* a band to watch.


"Tougher than Rex Smith" - David Hintz, DC Rock Live

Giggin Artist Development
Amber-Therese Foster
Phone: 703.380.6836
Fax: 866.809.1808

The Band:

Citizen* is the seamless union of rock and pop, sex and romance, earth and atmosphere. With an effortless garage rock aesthetic that many musicians hope to achieve, Citizen* brings handfuls of hammering guitar riffs and strong vocals to the DC rock scene. Singer Jimmy Fanale's earnest romanticism is brought to bear by tight, fast rhythms and expansive guitar melodies in perfect 3-minute pop bursts.
Fanale, along with twin brother Brian on bass, guitarist Andrew Van Horn and drummer Chris Lane, bring their diverse live and recorded performance background to the front and center. Barely six months after their introduction to the DC-metro scene, Citizen* is building serious buzz. They've been selected from among some of the area's top acts to open for Shinedown at DC's 9:30 Club, and are playing other top regional clubs (IOTA, Jammin Java) with acts like Alternative Press' "Best Unsigned Band" Hotspur. Their debut EP has made it into the hands of a quickly expanding legion of fans, and has been favorably reviewed by On Tap Magazine. In February of 2010, they were selected as the featured artist on DC101's Local Lix. They've come a long way in a short time, and show no sign of letting up.


Citizen* recently released their debut EP. The record joins the ranks of several successful collaborations between producer Jim Ebert and engineer Scott Spelbring. Ebert's impressive discography features numerous national and regional acts, including All Time Low, Butch Walker and current DC101 Last Band Standing title-holders Niki Barr Band.
Spelbring's Dragonfly East has been the setting for recordings by countless local and regional acts including Cinder Road and Nate Ihara (Welbilt/Blackjacks). You can pick up a copy of the EP at a show, online @, or download it @ iTunes.

Set List

Citizen* currently performs up to 45 minutes of original songs (with a cover of one of their favorites thrown in from time to time).

Sets include songs currently and soon-to-be available on the band's website/myspace page: