Lead Guitar.


The Mad Poets, one of Chicago's hottest new bands, is a captivating experience that you won't want to miss.

The Mad Poets is more than just a band. It's a dazzling live show and a great, entertaining experience for your customers. We love to have fun with the crowd and stop at nothing to make sure the audience has a mad adventure!

If you can name it, The Mad Poets can play it. Our repertoire includes cover songs from the 1950s to today and original works spotlighting rock, classic rock, alternative, pop, punk, blues, rhythm and blues, south of the border, ballads, jump 'n jive, and an occasional jaunt into the obscure. The Mad Poets has such an extensive library of tunes, that no request is too great. Comprised of Chicago area rock veterans of the highest caliber, The Mad Poets never disappoint!

If you want entertainment that offers raw, classically fresh and exciting music run mad, then book The Mad Poets and treat your guests to a night of pure madness!

themadpoets at dot com

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 01 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
67 years


Our song list is perpetually evolving and changing: Green Day, The Foo Fighters, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Kings of Leon, Dave Clark 5, Eve 6, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, Posies, Material Issue, Coldplay, 311, Justyn Kase, Semisonic, the Cure, the Offspring, Screaming Trees, Johnny Lang, Death Cab for Cutie, Badfinger, etc.

Members Of Band

Bob Mazalin: Guitar
Tim McCarthy: Drums
Mark Podorsky: Bass


Bob Mazalin

PRS Custom 24 24 fret "10 Top" guitar 1989
Fender Strat Modified Strat--rosewood neck 1979
Cremer Custom made by Rick Cremer Guitars (Aurora) 2000
Tom Anderson Custom made by Tom Anderson 2001
Yamaha 1 Bass Guitar 1995

Mark Five 35 Head
DC-5 Dual Caliber Combo

Boss pedals

Many cabinets....Celestion classic lead 80

Tim McCarthy

1964 5-piece Slingerland Drum Set, Black Diamond Pearl
1975 4-piece Slingerland Drum Set, Natural Wood Finish
Pearl Hardware
Zildjian Cymbals (the only choice...)