Crazy Man Crazy
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Crazy Man Crazy

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Turtle on the Tracks EP (Sept 2009)
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Feeling a bit camera shy


Crazy Man Crazy frontman Michael Subvert has been on the scene since the early ‘90s, writing songs and singing lead for countless New Jersey and Pennsylvania rock and roll bands. In that time, he has shared the stage with the Nekromantix, HorrorPops, the Rockats, No Means No, UK Subs, the Queers, Stiff Little Fingers, D.R.I., the Vibrators, the Wretched Ones, and many others, at venues including CBGB, the Knitting Factory, the Trocadero (mainstage), the Silver Dollar Room (Toronto), the Middle East (Cambridge, MA), and the Tweeter Center on the Waterfront for the 2004 Philadelphia stop of the Warped Tour. He is also the author of the 2003 Philadelphia Fringe Festival hit surf
musical, “Altar Boy”, which received positive press from both the City Paper and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In early 2009 he brought together a group of friends to play and write original music in the style of many of his idols: Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Big Joe Turner, Johnny Cash, and yes, even Bobby Darin. The result was Crazy Man Crazy, a band influenced by early rockabilly, driven by swing, and fueled by an all-encompassing love for the blues.

Julian Root plays guitar. A veteran of the Philly open mike scene, Julian can be found kicking out his dirty acoustic numbers in dive bars all over town. He counts Tom Waits, Lead Belly, Blind Blake, and Black Sabbath among his influences.

Brandon Porter is on bass. Young and impetuous, Brandon looks to the Stray Cats, Social Distortion, the Animals, and the Specials for guidance.

Mark Alexander is on drums and percussion. A former member of the University of Virginia and University of Montana Jazz Ensembles, Mark brings a well seasoned and wide ranging talent to the group, along with a love for the work of Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, and Elvin Jones.