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Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock duo from Houston, Texas, whose diverse musical influences create an edgy and lyrical sound which continues to garner attention in the local and national music scene. Guitarist Carlos A. Machado and cellist Madeline Herdeman combine vocally and instrumentally to produce a layered and intricate musical experience that translates seamlessly from the studio to the stage.
Carlos and Madeline met while performing an open mic at the legendary Mucky Duck in
Houston, Texas. Carlos, a self-taught guitarist and songwriter, had been touring the local open
mic circuit for a few months after being encouraged by a friend to try out his songs in front of an
audience. Madeline, conservatory-trained cellist, was in search of another performance outlet in
which she could put to use her years of training and love for singing when she decided to
arrange and perform some pop songs, also at the encouragement of a friend.
The result of their initial collaboration was a sound neither one expected. It was obvious then
that the project deserved to be explored further. A number of musicians have been a part of the
Mystery Loves Company line-up since. Most notably (and currently with the band), Alauna
Rubin (clarinet) and Terrence Allison (drums) have been major contributors in studio recordings,
songwriting, and live performances.
"Rock Symphony Billion" (1/13/15)
"A Mystery Yet Unknown" (11/22/13)
"Worlds Collide EP" (3/26/13)