Hard to Describe, Easy to Love
The Mad Maggies is a high-energy, danceable, touring band based in Sonoma County, California and Montréal, Québec. Their seriously “genre-fluid” style spans ska, folk rock, California roots, jazz, R&B, klezmer, sea-faring & much more. It’s mostly original, often surprising, always fun.
What began as a one album recording project on Valentine’s Day, 2004 has lasted eighteen years. Nine albums, hundreds of shows, and a handful of awards and TV placements later and the band is still ticking, happily sharing its distinctive musical joy.
The Mad Maggies are:
Johny Blood: tuba, bullhorn
Ray Fernandez: saxophones
Ian Luke: drums, percussion
Maggie “Mags” Martin: accordionist, vocals, composer, fearless leader
Mark Nemoyten: trumpet
Tim Sarter: bass
Ned Stone: trombone
Gary “GDub” Wium: guitars
“Death” is the Mad Maggies skeleton beanie baby mascot. Look for Death somewhere on the stage whenever the Mad Maggies play.
“From the moment they hit the stage, the “dance floor” was swarmed with people dancing and jumping, enjoying the music that can only be described as a cross between the best greasy cheeseburger ever and a highly refined French dining experience. We look forward to having the band back again!”
— Kimberly Paternoster, Pt. Richmond Music Festival director
For booking and more information visit themadmaggies.com
Check out the Mad Maggies new videos on YouTube.