Mercury Mad

Mercury Mad

 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
BandRockPunk

Edgy, fun, exciting. Full of old-fashion rock and roll with a twist of glam and punk. If you're ready to sweat and get your musical sensed aroused, then Mercury Mad is just the band. Give us a listen and we'll take you to another world.

Biography

Known mainly for his time fronting the Glam Rock band Vibralux for the past five years, Mercury Mad is currently incorporating all that he’s learned since his days of Music Theater to his more recent nights of Rock ‘n’ Roll debauchery in one full-bodied experience.

Neither the theatrics or musicality of Mad’s shows should come as any surprise
to those who know his history. The young singer/guitarist who played the Plant in “Little Shop of Horrors” in high school went on to study graphic design and Music Comp at KSU while playing guitar for productions such as "Hair" and "Bye Bye Birdie". Mad spent his off time teaching guitar for KSU's continuing education program and moonlighting in tenor roles such as Jack in Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” and Henrik in “A Little Night Music.”

His love of performance and the stage would cause him to transfer to The University of Kansas and choose his final major in Theatre & Film. Theatre would be the melting pot for Mad and his juggling various art forms. It was here he caught his musical tour bug playing guitar for th KU production of "School House Rock Live".

Mercury Mad continued to develop his artistic repertoire when he became the make-up artist for a University production of Vaclav Havel’s “Temptation,” a job that required precision and creativity in the delicate art that would come to mean so much to his on-stage persona. When Mad created Vibralux in 2001, he combined all the things he had learned: the acting, the singing, the make-up and not to mention the various bands he had been in since his teens. He made himself into the sarcastic Messianic figure audiences came to know and love using all his talents.

In 2003 Vibralux was featured on the cover of Rock Kansas.Com and stole KC Pitch Weekly's award for Best Drag Show. In 2004 the group was nominated for The Pitch Best live Performance. In the spring of 2006 Merc accepted the NYC Fresh Fruits award for best live performance on behalf of Vibralux. While working with Vibralux he opened for acts such as Black Pool Lights, Straylight run, Venus De Mars, The Genitorturers, Attrition, and Shiny Toy Guns.

As of August 2010 MMPB officially changed their name to Mercurd Mad. We're still true to the plasitc and are sure to rock with all the B's.

Set List

Fashionista
Chain Smoker
Turn On
Moth Speaks
Fame and Pussy
Space Girl Diet
Spell of Mine
Dance of the Doll

The set usually runs between 20 and 30 minutes. We are willing to add more songs or remove songs to fit the needs of the venue. On the new project still in production, we are doing a cover of "Beautiful" made famous by Christina Aguilera.