Madame Hooligan

Madame Hooligan

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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"Madame Hooligan is a band on the move and a band of gypsies. They have discovered the stark drama of sculpted rock steeped in the dynamics of an irreverent outsider's observation.In a perfect world, they would share the stage with Mars Volta and Gogol Bordello" -Billy Bunker

Biography

Madame Hooligan was formed in Los Angeles CA, by Radu Almasan of the famous Romanian band "Bosquito" and American guitarist David Ballon. Together with Andrei Cebotari of the Moldavian powerhouse band "Zdob si Zdub", they established themselves as being one of L.A.'s most appreciated upcoming bands by both fans and industry.

The band was named " Band of the month" in L.A. twice by "The Deli Magazine" after winning the subsequent poll by a landslide. The band was afterwards featured twice on the cover of the magazine.
Their song "Freak the world" was a number 1 single two months in a row for the now-defunct iChannel Fm, the largest US network for indie music, breaking every record in network's history and continues to be played regularly on iChannel's successor: IN-DIO Fm. Their energetic live shows triggered the formation of a strong fan base, that lead Mhoo from playing ratholes around L.A. to headlining the famous House Of Blues on Sunset Strip, all in the span of one year. Now Madame Hooligan is ready to take Europe by storm with a summer festival tour in 2011.

Trivia:

Immediately after moving to L.A. the band drew the attention of Traa Daniels, the bassist for the band P.O.D. who offered to produce their first record.

Eventually the record was produced by Jeremy Rublino (Brett Michaels, Bruce Kulick) and spawned great feedback from key players in the music industry such as: Bob Ezrin, Rick Rubin (which they met at his house in Malibu), Fieldy of Korn and Jeremy of LIT.

Also Eva Gardner (bassist for Pink and original bass player for The Mars Volta) ,Richard Young (production manager Radiohead) and country-music sweetheart Taylor Swift complimented the band on their sound.

Kiefer Sutherland was interested in their song Antihero and attended their H.O.B. show, also band's anthem "Freak the World" was the subject of negotiation with popular HBO show "Entourage".

Grammy Awarded producer Bradley Spalter took an interest in the band after seeing their House Of Blues performance.

Film producer Sam Feuer (Hotel Rwanda, The First Grader) offered to manage the band for free after seeing them in concert at Viper Room and falling in love with "Freak the World".

The band was invited to play a song before the Cardinals-Cubs MLB game on September 15th 2010 at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO in front of cca. 40 000 people.

Detailed facts:

Madame Hooligan was formed in Los Angeles CA, by Radu Almasan of the famous Romanian band "Bosquito", David Ballon of "Dryver" and Andrei Cebotari of the Moldavian powerhouse band "Zdob si Zdub".

Bored with their lifestyle and musical direction, they decide to give up fame, success and money and in 2006 they relocate to Los Angeles, CA to endure hardships, humility and anonymity (please note a humorous accent although facts described are 100% accurate) so that they could experience a different lifestyle and try to leave a mark in a scene that's known as the toughest.

After a compelling story that could be written into a novel, the band takes on American guitarist David Ballon as a full member and bassist Andrew James as a collaborator and records its first album (Antiheroes) in 2008 with producer Jeremy Rubolino (Bret Michaels, Bruce Kulick, Michael Kamen) under the supervision of super-producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars).

Bass tracks were recorded by fretless-bass legend Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimi Page, Whitesnake, Slash).

This is what happened next:

2008 - June voted "L.A.'s Artist of the month" in the Deli Magazine with more than 76 % out of all 8 candidates.

2008 June - Voted "Best new band" on Buzz Radio (Alternative-iTunes)

2008 June - No 1 band on the iChannel Network, the biggest exclusive-indie network in the U.S. That includes the most requested and voted band, iChannel DJ's favorite band, and the most requested song: "Islands of violet"

2008 August - "L.A. 's Artist of the month" in the Deli Magazine for the second time.

2008 November, after a string of successful concerts all around California in the summer & early fall, the band is invited to perform KROQ's Battle Of The Bands, to compete for the title of L.A.'s most promising band and wins its edition drawing cca. 500 ppl at the show.

As a consequence, promoters offer them a headlining slot at the famous House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip. The show took place on Jan. 2nd 2009 and was met with lots of enthusiasm. Mhoo was happy to see in the audience famous actors and industry people raging from Kiefer Sutherland, and members of the "Entourage" cast to Grammy-awarded producer Bradley Spalter.

2009 - March - band goes on a temporary touring hiatus due to health related issues but is expected to return on stage in September 2010 at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO where they should play "Freak The World" in the opening of the Cards-Cubs MLB game.

In the meantime they set up their publishing company "Hooliga

Lyrics

Freak the world

Written By: MHoo~

I saw this place when I was fifteen in the crystal ball of a gypsy woman
Where angels fled leaving only angel dust behind,
She told me of the city where the women looking pretty
Dream of movie stars when doing porn
The only place where a stray like me can ever belong,

Hey beautiful fucked up people, can I join your train?
Hey beautiful are we ready to freak the world out another day?

My town never liked my face, my band, my beats, my words, my acts of rage
Bullies at school threw coins at me when I was onstage,
So morning dolls, good morning pimps, good morning creeps with broken wings
Thank you for sharing out your cage!

The gypsy road got me to lonely people just like you
Some are fools; some are hacks, some saints that failed…

Hey beautiful fucked up people, can I join your train?
Hey beautiful are we ready to freak the world out another day?

The gypsy road got me to lonely people just like you
Some are fools, some are hacks, some saints with broken backs
Money people have no shame
Voodoo dancing on their grave…

Hey beautiful fucked up people, can I join your train?
Hey beautiful are we ready to freak the world out another day?

Antihero

Written By: MHoo~


“Who are you to save the world?”
They say: “Who are you to save the world?”

I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid
Don’t be naïve…I save your ass every day!

I’m to blame for every crave of your libido,
I’m to blame for each eruption of your ego
I’m the scapegoat of every tramp and every weirdo
Antihero, antihero
Hangin’ on the beard of Lucifer

“Who are you to save the world?”
They say: “Who are you to save the world?”

I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid
What can I lose? I fell from grace anyway…

I’m to blame for every crave of your libido,
I’m to blame for each eruption of your ego
I’m the scapegoat of every tramp and every weirdo
Antihero, antihero
Hangin’ on the beard of Lucifer

I’m the backbone of your weakness,
I’m the offspring of your hypocrisy…
I’m your best excuse!

Islands of violet

Written By: MHoo~

Bruises dance clasping each other, drawing a map on your skin
Sketched in weird gradations of color merging from black into green,

Islands of violet, sequel of a ricochet, lay siege to your beautiful eye
Islands that he designed write the story of your life fueling a craving for crime…

Damn it lover,
I can be your cover,
Just one bang and this could be over

Damn you lover,
Why d’you shrug you shoulders?
Why can’t you break free?
I see…


Finger marks surrounding your neck, necklace of purple and blue
Conjuring a slideshow of your man beating the shit out of you

Islands of violet, sequel of a ricochet, lay siege to your beautiful eye
Islands that he arranged write the story of your pain fueling a craving for crime…

Damn it lover,
I can be your cover,
Just one bang and this could be over

Damn you lover,
Why you shrug your shoulders?
Why can’t you break free?
I see…he betrays you, you betray me…YEAAAHHH!!!

I am a corpse

Written By: Io

I AM A CORPSE

Honey I am a newly corpse now,
Dropped into a well with no remorse now,
No one knows the place I’m at but my killer…

My seven wounds make the water bloody
They’re my last gift, ornament for body
From the knife used by your other lover.

A quick shower of pain is the last thing I recall
It hit then ran away like a cold December blow…

This ain’t a tragic end, after the sins we shared
And all the wicked nights we had
I’ll probably burn in hell but I’ll do it all again
I’m such a junkie for your spell!

Honey I am a newly corpse now
Dropped into a well with no remorse now,
You gotta know it’s me don’t be reluctant

My seven wounds make the water bloody
They’re my last gift, ornament for body
From the knife used by your jealous husband…

You probably ask yourself how the hell you’re hearing me,
I died as you can tell but I haven’t ceased to be…

This ain’t a tragic end, after the sins we shared
And all the fucked up nights we had
I’ll probably burn in hell but I’ll do it all again
I’m such a junkie for your spell!

Hey now chuka mea, a la infidelia rottna, rottna
Hey now chuka mea, a la infidelia rottna, rottna!

Honey I am newly a corpse now, only a corpse now, a fuckin’ corpse now!

Discography

"Antiheroes": Debut album (2008)

Songs "Freak the World", "Antiheroes" and "Islands of Violet" still get regular airplay on various independent stations across the U.S.

Set List

~Sample Set list~

1.Hooligan
2.Islands of Violet
3.Issa in the park
4.Antihero
5 I am a corpse
6 Birds of prey
7.Freak the world
8.Tango

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Our set can be anywhere from 30 min. to over an hour depending on how much time we are alloted.