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La Madness / Bio

LA MADNESS, is the music of Kurt Vatland, known for blowing audiences away with a signature style known as "indie grind blues" and amazing live show reputation. The 2013 debut album 'Chances Are' saw La Madness go international with a new breed of indie rock, blues and alternative/grunge. Written by vocalist/guitarist Kurt Vatland, produced/engineered by Bryan Mengy (New Medicine) and mixed/mastered by Colt Leeb (Soul Asylum).

La Madness has had the honor to have supported bands such as Papa Roach, Glamour of the Kill, 311, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Fuel, Tantric, New Medicine, Bobaflex, and Smile Empty Soul. With highlighted US performances at venues such as the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, House of Blues in San Diego, Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Joe's Grottos in Phoenix, Herman's Hideaway in Denver, as well as Minnesota famed hot spots such as First Avenue-7th Street Entry, FineLine, Cabooze, Triple Rock, Red Carpet, and Wicked Moose.

In October of 2013 the band released Episode #1 of their Rockumentary Series 'Going Mad' and their first music video for “Got Me Wrong" which became a local CITY PAGES Top 10 Must See MN Music Video. The band's independent winter tour thereafter started with a European leg, which included a performance with Papa Roach in Germany, continued on with the band hitting Amsterdam and Paris, then screaming across America cataloging more than 20,000 miles. LA rock journalist and radio personality Paige Montgomery (www.lamusicblog.com) perhaps said it best when she described La Madness as "what would happen if Nirvana and Buckcherry had an illegitimate child." Reviews such as this earned them airtime support from a variety of radio stations such as KROQ in Los Angeles, 93X in Minneapolis, 107X in Denver, KPRI in San Diego, KWSS in Phoenix, and Rockn 101 in St Cloud. Kurt is currently recording their follow up record with producer Bryan Mengy in Minneapolis, MN but is relocating to Los Angeles and is looking for a new mates.
Accolades include:
93X Cumulus Radio Webpage Launched Release of She's a Devil video
Best Minnesota Band of 2013 by Rockn 101 FM
Best Minnesota Band 2014 nominee by Rockn 101FM
Minnesota HomeGrown Band of July
“Got Me Wrong” music video was CityPages.com Top 10 Must See Minnesota Music Video
Reverbnation Mpls Rock Chart #1
Reverbnation Mpls Indie Chart #1
93X Minneapolis Cage Match
Winner of 'Play With Papa Roach in Europe' Contest

La Madness/Kurt Vatland is licensed BMI and a member of the Record Artists Guild of Los Angeles, CA.

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General Info

Band Members
kurt vatland - Songwriting/vocals/guitar
Artist Name
La Madness
Home Page
Rock / Alternative / Blues

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN
Kurt Vatland: 612-799-3830 kurtvatland@gmail.com

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