Having opened up for Steel Panther, Mad Temple, proves that rocknroll still exists!
High Octane Rock N’ Roll band Mad Temple consists of front man Kiliyan Maguire , guitarists “Stone Hand” Andrew & Bryant Joel, drummer Julian Shankle and Jeff Subauste on bass guitar. The band was founded in July of 2011 and quickly gained a following around California and the sounding states. Their tours have included stops at South by South West, Texas Rock Festival and the Sunset Music Festival. They opened up for Steel Panther at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip.
- Wanted to be in a bad ass rocknroll band so started the band with Bryant Joel
- Saw Kiliyan perform a Foo Fighter song at Musicians Institute and wanted him in the band
- Kiliyan known for making up lyrics in class but being rockstar while doing it
- His dad took him to see Godsmack , they jumped the railing and stage, “never been more high in my life”
- 7 years old, got a guitar, had to do a play “white christmas” as Elvis
- Found dusty guitar in the garage, 7 year old. Saw Van Halen, wanted to be Eddie Van Halen or David Lee Roth
- Most of them from West Covina, their drummer from Nashville, bass player from Rialto
- Stonehand, open mic nights, they said “man this kid rocks”, rock turned into stone, rock with hands= stonehand
BEST GIG: Boardners
WORST GIG: Jon Lovitz Club, the drummer at the time had just broken his knee, bass player got an opportunity and was gone during the summer. A gig booked without a rhythm section. Cover songs, not originals!
WHAT WORKS&WHAT DOESN’T
Digital fanbase vs. Physical fanbase
What works is playing live
Weakest link is social media
Word of Mouth, the bookers come to them
Outside LA…they call in or get advice from friends
Venues don´t care about how you sound but how many people you can bring.
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO KNOW BEFORE
How to communicate and talk to people
“It´s not who you know, what you know, but who knows you”
Facebook analytic, focus on that part
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Animal” by Mad Temple