There are three bands that use the name "The People." The People - Kansas City 1999-2003
The People were a band from Kansas City, Missouri. They began as an early art-rock project by cousins Ben Grimes and Ryan Shank in Springfield, MO in 1999. They independently released one full-length record, "The Premise Is Sound" in 2000, and recorded an unreleased 3 song EP entitled "Japan." Thom Daugherty left the band to join The Elms in 2000. In 2003, the band signed with Astralwerks Records, releasing one album and one EP under the name The Golden Republic.