Mat Kerekes is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Citizen, of which he is a founding member. He was born and grew up in Michigan, and before Citizen, he was the drummer of a metalcore band called The Sound of Glory at the age of 14. Kerekes is also a solo artist and a member of The Flats. He has released a self-titled LP in 2014 and a full solo studio album, Luna & The Wild Blue Everything in 2016. In addition to his music, Kerekes follows a straight edge lifestyle, advocates for animal rescues, and owns two pit bulls.