In 2018, their close friend and frontman Raymond “Ray” McGavin tragically passed away after the release of their debut album "Funny Sad Songs". After almost a year and a half of recording, Ray, being the genius and mastermind behind "Funny Sad Songs", had narrowed down his large variety of originals to the 17 songs he felt were the strongest and most unique for the album. Although Ray will no longer be playing with Civic Duty, the remaining members know he would push them to continue recording music and playing whatever gigs they could get a hold of.
Started by Mike Mullally, Ray McGavin, Zeb Dempsey and Brendan Lamb, Civic Duty is pursuing their dream to bring a sound to rock and roll that has never been heard before. It is their civic duty to do so.