Mad Heads CA is a Canadian incarnation of a legendary Ukrainian rock band. Their music is optimistic and full of positive vibrations while live shows are bright and powerful. With a set of very well tested original songs and covers, heavily influenced with ska punk, reggae, rockabilly and Ukrainian folk, these guys know how to throw a party!
Musician, songwriter and constant leader of the band VADYM KRASNOOKY recently moved to Canada and brought together a Toronto-based line up of kick-ass musicians to deliver the best of his Ukrainian and world-wide experience in the new Canadian environment. The band already performed some of the best Ukrainian festivals across Canada and the US (including the biggest one known as Toronto Ukrainian Festival on Bloor West Village, as well as Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa and Montreal Ukrainian Festival). In December of 2018 Mad Heads CA packed one of the best Torontonian rock venues, The Mod Club Theatre (audience capacity 700 people) for a very successful sold-out solo concert.
Mad Heads are the legend of Ukrainian rock music. The coeval of the Independence, founded by its constant leader VADYM KRASNOOKY 27 years ago, the band has come through many musical transformations and touring adventures, released 8 studio albums and 27 music videos, got into soundtracks of many movies and TV series, performed over 1000 shows in 12 countries around the world. In Europe MAD HEADS played at such festivals as SZIGET (Hungary), ROCK FOR PEOPLE (Czech Republic) and many others.
The songs “Nadiya Yea”, “A ya na mori” and many others are sung by people all over Ukraine and far beyond. There is a music festival NADIYA YEA in the USA, and a charity fund of the same name in Ukraine. Ring-tune “A ya na mori” is one of the digital best seller on Ukrainian market with over 1 000 000 installations applied, and funny “Smereka” music video has reached over 5 000 000 views on YouTube. Apart from original hits, the band actively experiments with Ukrainian folk songs, playing them in a modern rock sound.
Vadym Krasnooky is also well known for his social activities in support and development of Ukrainian language, Ukrainian culture and transformation of Ukrainian society towards democracy. MAD HEADS were among the first to perform on stages of Orange Maidan 2004 and Euro Maidan 2013, played concerts in ATO zone, helped fundraising to support the Ukrainian Army.