Like a hungry beast, Fat Maw Rooney devoured audiences from 2003 – 2009 with their voracious live shows and powerful albums. After a few years off to pursue other projects and rest their weary bones, they’re back. Fat Maw’s shows are marked by intense energy, tight harmonies, and spontaneous creativity, which never fails to excite. While live energy is their trademark, songwriting is what keeps Fat Maw Rooney fans coming back for more. Effectively combining elements of blues, rock, and funk, the band continues to forge their own ‘northern rock’ sound. Old fans have come to expect Fat Maw to surprise them every time, and new listeners are left wishing they knew the words so they could sing along with the rest.

They have shared billing with Trey Anastasio, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, the Black Crows, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Los Lobos and many others.


“Chicken builds champions, and the fellas in Fat Maw Rooney devour poultry like no one’s business”
Shepherd Express (Milwaukee, WI)

“Fat Maw Rooney is known for their spot-on four part harmonies, their dual guitar attacks, smart song-writing and their thick, rhythmic grooves.”

“Great bass lines, ripping guitar solos, and very soulful lead vocals traded off amongst the band members makes for a must see act.”
State of Mind Music Magazine (Burlington, VT)

“In the presence of this kind of greatness, the audience cannot help but enjoy themselves”
Badger Herald (Madison, WI)


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