Mad Staring Eyes

Mad Staring Eyes

 London, England, GBR
BandAlternativeCountry

'North London's finest exponents of Americana,
Mad Staring Eyes are an Avant-Country family band akin to The Carter Family but with London accents and a contemporary edge. Their live session here blew us all away.'
Martyn Bonanza - Resonance FM (Bonanza & Son)

Biography

Mad Staring Eyes are an 6-piece Alt Country band from North London. Their line up includes pedal steel guitar and flute and revolves around a core that have played together since they were teenagers.

After releasing their self titled debut album in 2006, they won the John Peel 'Best New Band' award and played the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

They have since toured in the USA, UK, Canada, Russia and Germany, playing international festivals such as South By South West (Austin, Texas), and North By North East (Toronto), playing with acts as diverse as Supergrass, ABC, The Magic Numbers and Pete Doherty.

Their second album, recorded at Ray Davies' (The Kinks) Konk Studio in North London, was released in 2008 on their own label, Retina Records. Its lead single 'Walking In The Streets' has had 150,000 hits on YouTube....

In 2008 Mad Staring Eyes signed a publishing deal with Commercial Arts, run by Guy Fletcher, the Chairman of the PRS and Chairman of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

In 2009 Mad Staring Eyes won the Toronto Independent Music Award for 'Best International Act' and were invited to New York to play the prestigious CMJ Music Marathon.

The band's have had their music featured on MTV as well as hit TV shows such as 'Skins' and 'Gossip Girl.'

Their soon to be released 4th album 'Talking To The Operator' was recorded live onto tape using all vintage gear and draws on influences from The Band to Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison.

'North London's finest exponents of Americana, Mad Staring Eyes are an Avant-Country family band akin to The Carter Family but with London accents and a contemporary edge. Their live session here blew us all away.'
Martyn Bonanza - Resonance FM (Bonanza & Son)

'Music that makes you want to cry, laugh, dance and sing...all at once.'
Transparent Magazine

'Mad Staring Eyes make music that tugs at your heartstrings as much as your bootlaces.'
Joe Atari - London Promoter/DJ

Set List

A Little Of What You Got
Reeling In Time
Don't Lead Me On
London Road
Waiting For The Doctor
Walking In The Streets
Homing Girl

(Set usually lasts 30 mins)