Press Kit

CONTACT

madmags@themadmaggies.com
514 244-4614 Canada
707 776-6921 US

the Mad Maggies’ one sheet – a downloadable, printable .pdf – 1.4 mb

the Mad Maggies’ stage plot – a downloadable, printable .pdf – 604 kb

In a Nutshell

  • World Rock to Ska, Cajun/Zydeco to R&B, Klezmer to Polka, to the High Seas & beyond
  • 85% original material
  • Upbeat, versatile, danceable
  • All-ages
  • Award-winning, professional, experienced

RELEASES

REVIEWS

“…the stylistically omnivorous Mad Maggies”

Love the accordion? Get thee to Cotati – Andrew Gilbert – San Jose Mercury News

…the Mad Maggies’ music…it’s funky, it’s fun and it sounds like it’s played by people with smiles on their faces.

Press Play review – Paul Liberatore – Marin Independent Journal

NBC Bay Area mention

→ Folkwa review of “Shake Those Bones” (Polish)

“the Mad Maggies cook up a gumbo of ska-Zydeco-folk-rock”

“‘Il y a un bal’ ist ein toller Cajun Song, die Party geht los.”

“Maggie’s vocal work has a real classy feel…”

→ Folkworld reviews of Skull & Magpies (Deutsch) and Shake Those Bones (English) in their #49 issue.

“The Mad Maggies refuse to be type cast. They seem to delight in turning musical styles on their end.”

Rave review – NeverEnding Wonder radio

Argus Courier article – Greg Cahill (.pdf of newsprinted version)

AS HEARD ON TV

Academy award winning director, Paul Haggis chose “Sleepy Maggie” from “Crazed and Enthused” to underscore a 3 minute scene in “The Black Donnellys” pilot which aired on NBC & HDNet.

THE MAD MAGGIES ARE

Maggie Martin “Mags”: accordion, vocals
Johny Blood: tuba
Ray Fernandez: tenor, bari & soprano saxes
Ian Luke: drums, percussion
Mark Nemoyten: trumpet
Tim Sarter: acoustic & electric bass, U-Bass
Ned Stone: trombone
Gary Wium “GDub”: acoustic & electric guitar

HEARSAY

“We LOVE the Mad Maggies! … You have got to experience this band….”
— Cadenza Music, St. Paul, MN

“There was not a moment when the dance floor was not packed, even long after the beer was gone. Yes, you guys rock.”
— Rod De Witt, Andersen Valley Brewing Co.

“The Best Band Ever” — Howard Dillon, Bolinas Hearsay News.

“The Mad Maggies…hit it home…leaving the audience begging for an encore.” — Golden Gate [X]Press, San Francisco, CA

“…you and your band are not just great, but such an integral part of everything I try to do with the festival musically.”
— Scott Goree, Cotati Accordion Festival, Cotati, CA

“I absolutely LOVE your music! Maggie’s voice is so of another era… Don’t you just want to rub it all over your face?”
— L. Baker-Ronco

 

 

 


When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.  — Mark Twain

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