Triple Play Thursday with Mad Margritt, Zangaro, Michael Preston and The Lady Killers

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Triple Play Thursday with Mad Margritt, Zangaro, Michael Preston and The Lady Killers

Thu · July 6, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Mad Margritt
Mad Margritt
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, Matt Aebi on bass and Tod Williford 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. 

The bands next cd was entitled ANIMAL. It was released September 25, 2007 on Perris Records and was distributed in the USA by Select-O-Hits, The UK by Plastic Head Music, Italy by Andromeda, Greece by Soundforge Music Group, Spain by Border, The Netherlands by Bertus, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium by ZYX Music.

The cd got airplay on several radio stations across the United States and Europe and was featured on XM Radio's hard rock channel The Boneyard. The bands video for the song LOADED GUN got airplay on several television shows across the country and was named “2008 Video Of The Year” on the show Rocknation TV. 

During the 2008 Animal Tour, Mad Margritt performed shows with Queensryche, Dokken, Skid Row, Tesla, The Bullet Boys, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango and Helix. The highlight of the tour was performing in front of 30,000 people at the South Texas Rock Festival. The following year the band performed at several other festivals including the Muscle Racing Festival in Sarasota, Florida, the SA Rocking Summer Fest in San Antonio, Texas and Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Mad Margritt released their next cd entitled SHOW NO MERCY on July 6, 2013. The cd was released once again on Perris Records. The band performed primarily in the southeast following the release of SHOW NO MERCY and opened up shows for Saliva, Candlebox, LA Guns, Firehouse and The Georgia Satellites. 

Their current cd LOVE, HATE AND DECEPTION hit stores on September 16, 2016 and was released worldwide on Perris Records. To help promote the new cd, the band has just released a video for the song LIAR. On February 11, 2017 the band performed in Hollywood, California for the Pre-Grammy Awards Rockfest held at the world famous Viper Room on Sunset Strip.  
Atlanta artist Vince Zangaro cannot help but mix his music and love of it with personal missions. Zangaro is passionate about the part music can play as a leveler and healer and how it helps communicate complex social issues and situations to those willing to listen.
“It truly amazes me what the gift of song can give to others if you just give listeners your honesty and heart.” says Zangaro, of his evolving music path. “I take care of my father. He has Alzheimer’s. And as his disease has progressed, so have I. I’ve made inroads into being a better writer, musician and man. I’m finally becoming proud of the music that I create because it affects people in profound ways. It can actually affect change for the better.”
Zangaro admittedly didn’t start out playing music to touch hearts and influence thoughts. “I started taking piano and keyboard lessons in 5th grade from renowned musician Peggy Still. Theory was not my strong suit, and she saw almost instantaneously that writing was my gift.” Zangaro laughs as he continues.“ But for me, at seventeen, it was just a way to be popular with girls and do all the other things musicians can get away with just because they’re musicians!” Zangaro’s high school band, This and That, were local scene favorites in the mid 90s and routinely co-headlined clubs like The Roxy, The Masquerade and Cotton Club. After the band broke up, Zangaro picked up an acoustic guitar and taught himself to play.
“I wanted to always be able to move forward, even if the people I was playing with lacked the motivation to progress.” he says.
Zangaro moved from being a rocker to the corporate rock world as a regional manager for the mega brand Hot Topic.
“My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was 63. Three years ago, at 68, it became apparent he could no longer care for himself. Vince Zangaro has been caring for him ever since. Two years ago Amy, Vince’s fiancée, moved in and joined the cause. It’s been a huge adjustment, but it’s also allowed me to flex my creativity with other Atlanta writers and develop a mission to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s, addiction and other issues that have touched me through my life.”
Jason Salzman and Blue Blanket Studios have been instrumental in Zangaro’s musical development as has the incomparable Lefty Williams from The Lefty Williams Band. “Matthew Trautwein from Bill Gentry and Anne-Marie Perry from Green Bracelet have also been an incredible inspiration and help.”
Zangaro’s music has been likened to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews Band. But his most stunning comparison is to Smashing Pumpkins front man, Billy Corgan. Zangaro’s voice carries the same is arresting, moody quality and brims with the emotion his original songs are laced with.
Zangaro is planning a concert event to help those dealing with caring for relatives affected with Alzheimer’s at home. “It’s a devastating illness. Our Alzheimer’s Music Fest will be a way for people to come hear some great music and support a meaningful cause.”
“My dad’s disease has affected me a great deal over the past three years.” admits Zangaro. “ I am happy to say that through this experience a lot of nonsense and selfishness has washed away, and sometimes I feel I have learned more from my father through his disease than his health. It is a constant struggle, but on most days he brings me and Amy more happiness than many will see in their lifetime. On April 1st, he will turn 71 years old, and I am very proud of the man he was and is. Hopefully my music will be way to raise awareness of how many of us are going through this. We’re all very committed to giving our loved ones a happy lifestyle for many years to come.
Michael Preston and The Lady Killers
Michael Preston and The Lady Killers
Atlanta rock-blues Michael Preston and the LadyKillers take the blues back to the late, great fifties sounds of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and BB King, blending authentic golden era blues sounds with the soulful Texas blues of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188