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November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mad Margritt is an explosive, high energy rock band based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of Eddie Smith on vocals, Mark Cook on guitar, Brian Kirtland on bass and Rick Shoemaker on drums. The band released their debut cd COLD SWEAT in October 1997. Several radio stations across the United States and Europe began playing tracks from COLD SWEAT and before long it caught the attention of Delinquent Records who offered the band a recording contract.
In July 1999, Mad Margritt released the cd IN THE NAME OF ROCK on Delinquent Records. It was followed by the bands first US tour. During the 1999-2001 tour, Mad Margritt opened up shows for several noted acts including Ratt, Cinderella, Great White, Warrant, Slaughter, Quiet Riot, Skid Row, The Bullet Boys, Tesla, Every Mothers Nightmare and Pretty Boy Floyd. They were also featured in several national publications including Metal Edge and Spin Magazine.
While performing at the Ultra-Sound Music Conference in Las Vegas Nevada, Mad Margritt caught the eye of Perris Records president Tom Mathers. Tom offered the band a deal to release their next cd on Perris and added Mad Margritt to an already impressive roster. Perris Records has released and distributed cd’s by Warrant, LA Guns, Enuff Z Nuff, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Helix, Love/Hate, Every Mothers Nightmare, Roxx Gang and several others.
In June 2002, Mad Margritt was featured on the Perris Records compilation BON APPETITE: A TRIBUTE TO THE BON SCOTT YEARS OF AC/DC. The cd also featured members of Guns N Roses, Ted Nugent, Britny Fox, Dangerous Toys, Tyketto, Every Mothers Nightmare and original AC/DC vocalist Dave Evans. Later that year the band released their next full-length cd entitled NEW SENSATION and then embarked on another US tour that included shows with Kiss, Poison, Whitesnake, Warrant, Slaughter, Great White, Bret Michaels and Winger.
In July 2004, Mad Margritt was featured on the Perris Records compilation HOLLYWOOD HAIRSPRAY VOLUME 3. The cd also featured members of Kix, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tigertailz and Crashdiet. In January 2005, the band released a “best of” cd entitled STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART. During the 2005 Straight Through The Heart Tour, Mad Margritt performed shows with Poison, Ratt, Cinderella and Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy.