Girlyman is an American folk-rock band formerly based in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, now based in Atlanta, Georgia. Its self-released debut album, Remember Who I Am, sold 5,000 copies before it was re-released by Daemon Records, the independent record label run by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. Girlyman describes its musical style as "harmony-driven gender pop" and "leading-edge three-part harmony folk-pop," and enjoys a strong following in the gay community.
On September 11, 2013, member Doris Muramatsu announced the band's breakup.
The band has four members:
Tylan "Ty" Greenstein (vocals, guitar, mandolin and percussion),
Doris Muramatsu (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo),
Nathan D. "Nate" Borofsky (vocals, baritone guitar, bass guitar),
JJ Jones (drums).,
The founding members were Greenstein, Muramatsu and Borofsky. Before they came together, Borofsky was an award-winning singer-songwriter, while Greenstein and Muramatsu (best friends since second grade in Princeton Junction, New Jersey) were the award-winning duo The Garden Verge.
Jones was the drummer for Po' Girl, a group that frequently toured with Girlyman. Since January 3, 2010 she has been a member of the band. According to the Girlyfan email update (signed by the entire group): "JJ Jones is an old friend and a fantastic drummer whom we've crossed paths with many times over the years, and when we finally got to play with her over the past couple months, something just clicked. Our sound got bigger and closer to what we had all imagined it to be for years." Jones and Doris Muramatsu are romantically involved.