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Ryan Cummins - Guitar
Dave Cottrell - Drums
Joe Baker - Vocals
Neal Franklin - Bass Guitar

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//  Origin:  Akron, Ohio
//  Genres:  Rock, Alternative, Surf, Punk, Pop
//  Years Active:  2019- Present

Akronauts formed in March of 2019. 


We are a high-energy band combining multiple styles including rock, alternative, punk, funk and grunge. We bring a lively performance with songs that are meant for a broad audience and can play to any crowd. Akronauts are loud! Our music isn't meant for a chill crowd or a small, quiet setting and wouldn't be considered "background music". We will get you on your feet and get you moving.


Ryan plays a Gibson Les Paul and a G&L Legacy. He was in several bands with Dave including Size 13, Mabry, and Mayors of Mulberry. Ryan was in Banned From The Moon with Joe. He worked for many years as a structural engineer. Ryan is a classic Star Wars fan and he thinks the that new sequels are garbage. His favorite concert ever was Jane’s Addiction in 1989.


Dave & Joe met in kindergarten but were not in a band together until 2019. Dave was a meat cutter for many years. Dave was in many bands such as Size 13, Mayors of Mulberry, Connor O’brien, Hollow Rogues, Mabry, and Rusty Soul Band. Dave enjoys riding BMX bikes and has a basement overflowing with Funko Pops. Dave’s favorite cereal is Fruit Loops and often has them on stage. Dave can’t stand the band KISS, and will fly into a rage if he hears any song by them(jk Kiss Army ALL THE WAY!)


Joe was in a band called The Gypsy Hunters and Banned From The Moon. He was in choir in middle school and high school. Joe is a graphic designer and designs all of Akronauts graphics and created this website. Joe used to skateboard a lot but now he’s just a chicken. He rides his bike all the time now, so that’s cool.

Neal was in Banned From The Moon with Joe, and was in Trunk Ride for a while and In A Rut. Neal is from the Canton area and has played the old Buzzbin many times. Neal is great with dogs and doesn't mind sleeping in his car. This guy doesn't run from a fight either. I recommend being nice to Neal.



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