Mad Men
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Mad Men

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Mad Men began in the summer of 2011 with Brian Maag on guitar, Mike Dempsey on keys, Greg Harris on drums, and Jason Smith on bass, although the members had played together in various groups for years previously. Time saw the addition of Scot Edwards on percussion as well as vocalists Zaid Matthews and Jamar Tyler. The group began practicing and recording with engineer Romano Gelsomino in his home studio, and a new sound was born.

Mad Men draws upon a wide range of influences and many different genres to create a truly unique sound. In a single performance, they flow from jazz standards through funk dance tunes and raging hip-hop tracks, seamlessly blending original music with their own unique renditions of covers. This special blend of music alone sets Mad Men apart from other live acts, but what really keeps the fans coming back to the shows is the element of surprise.

No two Mad Men shows are the same. The band doesn't "recycle" sets, and while the tunes are all locked down and highly polished, they play each track differently at every show. Improvisation has been a core component of the Mad Men sound since day one, and it always works its way into performances, even giving birth to several staples of the Mad Men catalog such as "Minor 11".

Dancing, cheering, and audience participation are constant occurrences at Mad Men shows. Fans come to as many shows as they possibly can because they know they'll get something new every time. The band has been packing houses ever since hitting their stride just prior to summer 2012. Although they have a dedicated local fan base, the members' friendly demeanor and promoting skills ensure that no matter where the location, people will come to the show, dance, sing, and have a good time.

Mad Men's skill across genres from jazz to hip-hop makes them suitable for any event. Their outgoing temperaments and passion for performing make every performance a fun performance, and their skills in improvisation and spontaneity make every performance unique and memorable. Book Mad Men today for an event that people will be talking about long after it ends!

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