Mad Hallelujah delivers a righteous, raucous, raw & real live experience driven by a signature sound that melds classic rock, americana-folk, psychedelic jam, funk, bluegrass and world influences. Igniting dance floors and lifting up spirits, Mad Hallelujah sets are a playful invitation to get “down & dirty… high & holy.”
Mad Hallelujah’s active lineup fuses the diverse musical backgrounds of Montana mountain man Makete Roesch on vox & guitar, world nomad Daniel Wander on vox & lead guitar, mandolin & trombone, the cosmic geophysicist Ari Melinger-Cohen on bass, and native Chicago groove cat Forrest Kelly on drums & percussion.
Fans of everyone from Elephant Revival, Rising Appalachia, Nahko & MFTP, and Dirtwire to Phish, the Allman Brothers, the Dead, the Band and Crosby/Stills/Nash will find themselves in familiar but fresh waters with Mad Hallelujah.
Mad Hallelujah was originally formed in New Zealand in 2015 as an international tribe of troubadours that traveled the world together busking on every street, climbing every mountain, and jamming around every bonfire they could find. The “Tribe” has gone on to solidify its lineup in 2017 and embark on multiple independent world and U.S. tours, release four self-produced albums, and headline festival main stages on 3 continents.
The newest Mad Hallelujah single release “Love is the Spark” (2021) is now available on all platforms. Recorded at Grand Staircase Studios in Boulder, Utah, it is an anthem of unity, celebration and healing for these times.