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Slip Madigan / Bio

Slip Madigan is a charmingly delicious rock band hailing from the brownish-yellow slush covered streets of Buffalo, NY. Formed in the spring of 2005, Slip Madigan rose like a rabid phoenix from the smoldering ashes of Buffalo's "Total Protonic Reversal", after half of the band died in a horrific accident involving a ham sandwich at Harry Nilsson's London flat. Confused and distraught, the remaining members brushed their scapular aside and proceeded to shelf the entire T.P.R. song catalog and write a new one (although a handful of these songs have been re-arranged and are now included in the band's live show).

Slip Madigan is known for having an impressively diverse genre-less collection of original song material. With an emphasis on clever song-crafting, many of this band's songs draw from a myriad of influences; From The Beatles to Ween, Zappa to Grateful Dead, Dr. Dog to Wilco, Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen, Eastern music to Experimentalism, Slip's music cannot be defined. Their art cannot be framed. Known for their high energy addictive live shows, their music has been described as "Psychedelic Experimental Folk-Rockin' Mind Expanding Knifetastic Brainfood" by Syd Barrett's older, slightly less deranged 3rd cousin named Elessdy Sillosyban (He's a weirdo, trust me).

In a live setting, these well-crafted songs are further augmented by the band's penchant for unorganized musical chaos and unequivocal improvisation skills. Sporting an almost telepathic synergistic connection, Slip Madigan thrives on delving into the musically unknown. Organization, precision, and musical blasphemy is guaranteed. Slip Madigan's live band lineup consists of Ryan McDonough (Guitars), Ben Smith (Guitars), Brad Robbins (Bass), Jay Stewart (Percussion), and RJ Acanfora (Drum Set), although their studio recordings make use of many additional instruments such as piano, synthesizers, mandolin, banjo, car doors, and hand claps etc...

General Info

Band Members
Ryan McDonough, Brad Robbins, RJ Acanfora, Jay Stewart, Wade Benford
Artist Name
Slip Madigan
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Indie / Psychedelic

Contact Info

Buffalo, NY