SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

We are a hybrid theater/rock group who writes, records and performs original rock musicals (rock operas). Our first project (The Children of Children) was toured regionally in the NYC area before getting a limited run in an off-Broadway house (Bleecker Street Theater). It was about a man who refused to divorce his children.

The current project, Water, Inc., is the story of the woman who owns the farms on top of the last clean freshwater aquifer, the man who owns the company that wants the water, and the terrible secret they share.

We are planning on performing 3 to 5 songs at fundraising events currently being planned. These will raise money for the first, full band, full cast concert performances shortly after (early May 2021). As we grow, we want to use the show to get the kids moving in defense of their future, help get them involved with working environmental groups, and hopefully help raise money for those same groups.

There will be pay for performance.

There is some live performance video of The Children of Children on the band FB page to give you an idea of what we do. There are some tracks from Water, Inc., on this page as well.

https://www.facebook.com/Madmen-and-Dreamers-126910890109/

google Madmen and Dreamers Facebook if the link doesn't work.

You can also read quite a bit about us by googling the band name: Madmen and Dreamers.

Screen name:
MADurstewitz
Member since:
Jul 30 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
62 years

Influences

It's kind of all over the place. Pink Floyd, early Elton John, Yes, Kansas, Marillion, Dream Theater, various classical composers, various broadway composers to name a few.

Musicians and singers who work with us must be versatile. The styles of music is keyed to what is happening and the characters at that point in the story. The material runs the gamut from light rock, blues, prog, classic, classical, folk, to metal and EDM.

We have an unusual way of working with our musicians. We encourage a collaborative approach. Instrumentalists and singers are encouraged to come up with ideas that work with what's going on in the story at any given point.

Members Of Band

Mark A. Durstewitz (keyboards), Christine Hull (vocals-soprano)

EQUIPMENT

Keyboards, monitors, PA speakers and amp, mixing board, rack units, computers, A/D D/A, mics, etc. Basically a small studio.

MUSIC