MAD HEADS are the legend of Ukrainian rock music. The coeval of the Independence, founded by its constant leader VADYM KRASNOOKY 25 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.
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 about 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.
The music of MAD HEADS is optimistic and full of positive vibrations while live shows are bright and powerful. Do you want to raise your spirit to maximum? Do you want a good party? These guys know how to do it! So it’s no surprise they are considered one of the most busy touring bands of Ukraine.
Just recently VADYM KRASNOOKY went to Canada to take care of some new music projects. But that hasn't stopped MAD HEADS from touring. Actually, the band is now doubled. The Ukrainian line up featuring the new singer KYRYLO TKACHENKO keeps performing in the motherland by the name MAD HEADS UA, sometimes joined by the original leader for occasional concerts. Meanwhile, there is a new line up brought together in Toronto headed by VADYM on the regular basis, called MAD HEADS CA. This band is taking by storm some of the best Ukrainian festivals in the Northern America.