Jon Ruterman

Bass / Keyboard / Vocals

Previous Bands

The Porkchoppers, aka “Who the hell let these guys on stage??”
Pinche Rey and The Rhythm Boys

Biggest Musical Influences

Johann S. Bach
The Smiths
Foo Fighters
The Police

Go-to Songs on Jon’s iPod

“Stockholm Syndrome” by Muse
“Panic Switch” by Silversun Pickups
“Elements of Life” by Tiesto
“Headlong Flight” by Rush
“Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent

First Paying Gig

Age 9, $25 for singing in a radio commercial while with the Phoenix Boys Choir.

Jon’s Almost-Made-It Moment

The Porkchoppers were playing a college party with Al “Stuart Smalley” Franken in attendance. While he loved our music, we never heard back
about being the musical guest on SNL, nor invited to his Senatorial inauguration party.

Favorite Quote

“And the Fighting Irish win another NCAA football championship!” (Ok, maybe in 2016)