The Requirements are a diverse group of people who pride themselves on giving fans a kick-ass show.
Formed in 2016 from the remnants of ska groups, metal bands, and more, they bring a fresh sound to the Chicago punk rock community. The band started when Ryan Miller began writing music with Hector Rios as a creative outlet for their math rock and punk influences, creating a unique mix of tap guitar and melodic distortion. Shortly afterwards, they brought on Jim Frey to give depth to their sound with his punchy bass licks. After trying out several drummers, Andrew Sutherland joined to band to bring his frenzied beats and infamous energy to the table. Fresh off recording their debut singles at the legendary Atlas Studios, The Requirements have one goal: take the Midwest by storm and make everyone let loose.