Mad mans barn

CD still at service

the name of our last CD is "still at service". All songs are written and composed by Markus Pörsch, the leader and guitar player of mad mans barn you will get the CD at amazon


How did you get together as a band?

one of the guitar player and the drummer quitted another band cause its bandleader drunk to much. After 3 months without makink music the drummer called some old freinds for a session. We did and stay together. r

What is music to you?

how can you live without making music?

What is the meaning of the band’s name?

difficult to explain to non-germans. I try. in former times the band was called crossroads. As we are buildung our webside we found a lot of band woth taht name. So we had to find a name we can sure to be the only using that name. Our rehearsel romm was in the town called Mettmann and the rehearsel room was in a barn. so we made Mettmann to mad man - wich sounds in the same way - and added the barn. mad mans barn was born.

What is your band to you? Each member can write their own answer

its my familiy over more than 20 years.

What is your music about and what message do you want to send with it?

we play our music having a lot of fun and we like to share that with the audience. Thats all.

What inspires you to make music?


Which musicians or bands have influenced your music?

from the beginning Markus Pörsch , our solo guitar player, was the musician head of the group and he had a lot of songs written by himself. We like that and we like to play that

What have you learnt from each other that you didn’t know before joining this band?

I´m a social worker an worked for 34 years as a probation officer

What is the feeling during a live show?

fun und proud to be part of the groupe

What do you dream of?

to be successful in a way that Markus Pörsch can live from his music. He deserved it.

What does it take for a band to get their music heard by a larger audience?

to have fun making music together, and the intension to share that fun with the audience

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

hard job to find gigs. That wasn´t a problem when I started 40 years ago but now it is. They offered 80 Euro for each of us to make music 3 hours and more and expect we coming by our own cars driving 2 hours without getting money for that.

What do you think of Drooble?

I hope its a chance for us and the other guys making good music

What does frustrate you most as a band?

In a craftsman, they find it completely normal to pay him well and to reimburse him for the cost of the journey. Musicians expect them to work for an hourly wage that they would never dare to offer to a craftsman. That is disrespectful.

Do you support your local scene as fans? How?

whenever thy offer live music I go to listen to it