The Mayans accurately predicted the forthcoming of a major world changing event in 2012. That’s the release and takeover of Hard Rock band The Madonna Brothers from Detroit, MI. The four piece ensemble is made of brothers Joseph & Tony Madonna along with band mate brothers Hans Guilbeaux and Ryan Hearld. The powerful lineup that is The Madonna Brothers has spread across Detroit, MI capturing the attention of local radio stations WRIF – Motor City Riffs Show & 89X Radio.
The band of brother’s songs being often compared to powerhouse groups such as Godsmack, Metallica and Pantera is complimented with the guitar musicianship of Randy Rhoads technique and Dream Theater rhythm and percussion section. The Madonna Brothers explode each night on stage with their custom stage show featuring pyrotechnic fog, shooting 7 feet into the air; along with glowing red eyed skulls (respectfully named Skullz) on each side of the stage representing “we’ll jam until the end.” It’s the impressive professional attitude and wide commercial appeal that has lead The Madonna Brothers to share the stage with Drowning Pool, Mushroomhead, Quiet Riot & Ratt to name a few.
The group, originating in 2004 came together from a friendship made with Randy Rhoads’ older brother, Kelle Rhoads whom suggested to Joseph & Tony Madonna to join forces and start a band called, The Madonna Brothers. The inseparable bond Joseph & Tony made with their hero, Randy Rhoads’ brother, Kelle led them to discover and share their journey with band members Hans and Ryan (who too are cousins of each other). The family dynamic that is felt from each live performance by The Madonna Brothers is also present in their audio recordings Night’s Eye – LP & new release, Chamber Walls – EP.
Their newest EP, “Chamber Walls,” released in 2012 has the musicianship that has grown their fan base, added with the songwriting style unique to mainstream artist, Godsmack.
It is this type of unique combination that sets The Madonna Brothers apart from the music industry standard. They’ve created the sound that unites the musician consumer and the mainstream music lover. The band of brothers is moving forward showing audiences worldwide their undeniable music style and presence; and above all proving that the Mayans were in fact right, The Madonna Brothers have arrived!
Performance & Marketability
-Attracting audiences of near one hundred attendees aging from 14-55 years old at a headline The Madonna Brothers show or when promoted as an opener for a national act.
-As of May 2012, obtained an excess of 32,000 views on youtube of The Madonna Brothers promo video.
-Selected submission and aired on The Howard Stern Channel, Sirius 101 on Bubba The Love Sponge Show.
- 2011, wrote and recorded EP, "Chamber Walls."
-July 11, 2010 worked with promoters of Mushroomhead, selling 75 tickets independently within two days as the opening act.
-March 13, 2010 sold in excess of 100 tickets independently for performance at Emerald Theater.
-Performed at X-FEST opening for Drowning Pool at Hayloft Liquor Stand.
-November, 18, 2005 main openers for Quiet Riot.
Joseph Madonna - Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
Tony Madonna - Lead Guitar
Ryan Hearld - Bass
Hans Guilbeaux - Drums
Night's Eye LP (2006)
Diary of The Madonna Brothers DVD (2008)
Chamber Walls EP (2012)
Song Blinding Changes played on 101 WRIF Detroit's #1 rock station.
89X Detroit/Windsor Radio - Cal Cagno
89X radio DJ, Cal Cagno's review of The Madonna Brothers songs and performance!
Randy Rhoads Brother - Kelle Rhoads
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Kelle Rhoads discusses his story in The Madonna Brothers career development along with his personal ...Kelle Rhoads discusses his story in The Madonna Brothers career development along with his personal opinion of the group's sound!
The Madonna Brothers perform a unique set of an hour to an hour and forty five minutes of original material from album, "Night's Eye," and highly anticipated EP, "Chamber Walls."
The group also entertains audiences with dualing guitar solo sections, a drum spotlight solo and covers some songs of fan favorites Metallica and Ozzy.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.