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1/2 Mad Poet


About 1/2 Mad Poet

Chicago, IL

"This band breaks stereotypes and barriers into the realm of rock-n-roll by women, the sound leaves you at a loss for description." (The Liberty Press - Wichita, KS)

"1/2 Mad Poet are a tough, hard rock band and for the first three songs I was holding on to the table in front of me to stop myself from being blown out of the bar and onto the sidewalk." (Night Spots - Chicago, IL)

1/2 Mad Poet is an entertainingly unpredictable rock band that conveys a visible passion for music to every audience. This Chicago band comes from a variety of musical backgrounds and influences, but they share a powerful rock sensibility that keeps the energy level high throughout the show. The mixture of fervor and intensity they bring to every performance make for a compelling live act. 1/2 Mad Poet loves to play and have fun with everyone who comes to see them from the most dedicated fan to the curious first timer.

1/2 Mad Poet’s musical prowess and ability for diversity have allowed them to play venues ranging from parties and bars to local and national festival stages. Some of their larger shows have included Lilith Fair 1998 and performing with such acts as Joan Jett, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Evil Beaver, Warrant and even Weird Al Yankovich.

1/2 Mad Poet has traveled to more than 11 states ranging from Minnesota to Texas bringing their distinctive sound to an ever growing legion of fans. Despite their large array of influences, 1/2 Mad Poet still retains a tight-knit musical cohesiveness that captivates the listener. The serious commitment of this professional band to their art is reflected in the name of the band itself: 1/2 Mad Poet’s name came from the idea of the passionate (i.e. mad) artist tempered by rationality; as heard by their ardent enthusiasm for music and thought provoking lyrics. This is a “need to see live” band who always go all out to put on an exciting concert that will cause even the drunkest crowd member to wake up the next day with a smile on their face.

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