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The Mad Things / Bio

Ah, The Mad Things. As fresh as they sound, the seeds for the group were actually sewn many years ago when the members were playing with other ensembles. It wasn’t until Jon and Larry’s eclectic electric duo (also known, at the time, as The Mad Things) decided they wanted to do a very special one-off show in which they would play all of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon that a larger ensemble was formed, featuring members of some of their other previous and current musical projects.

Although the Floyd show was a mad success (in fact, the band will still occasionally play an "all-Floyd" show for old times' sake), it quickly became obvious that this group had a lot more to offer the world than mere amazing cover tunes. Namely, amazingly rockin' progressive, jammed-out and catchy original tunes. Next, after some changes in the initial lineup, the band finally settled upon its ranks: Jon and Larry (both of previous Mad Things and Amazing Disgrace notoriety) would play ukulele and guitar, respectively. Former Amazing Disgrace drummer Jason was brought in on drums, despite the fact that he was also a chiropractor and avid fly-fisherman. Bass guitar duties would be handled by renowned squash coach and ex-saxophonist Josue (Joey), and the role of "professional-level musician that has no business playing piano in a crap band like this" would be handled by none other than Josh. It was also quickly decided that everyone but Jason would be allowed to sing - sometimes even all at once (except Jason).

After that, not much really happened, except that The Mad Things quickly dominated Fairfield County and secured their position as the greatest band in the history of the tri-state area. Over the years, the band has shared the stage with such incredible and ridiculous acts as Seven Mary Three, Marcy Playground, The Spin Doctors and MC Hammer - seriously. Their time is now mostly spent reinforcing their long-established excellence by playing the local (and not-so-local) bar scene, as well as the occasional outdoor festival or benefit concert. It is recommended by a physician that you attend multiple shows per month, as listening to The Mad Things' live performances has been proven to make you both smarter and more physically attractive (this is most likely why all of the members of the band are incredibly brilliant and good-looking).

For more reading on The Mad Things, feel free to purchase our biography, "The Gods of All Music - How Five Guys From Connecticut Forever Redefined the Word Kickass," available at fine bookstores everywhere. Or simply contact us through email or Facebook. We're around.

General Info

Band Members
Jon, Larry, Jason, Joey, Josh
Artist Name
The Mad Things
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/themadthings
Active Since
06/09
Genres
Rock / Jam / Excellent

Contact Info

Location
Norwalk, CT

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