Fever Marlene

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Fever Marlene
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Genres Alternative rock, Indie rock, Rock
Years active 2003–present
Website www.fevermarlene.com
Members Scott Starr
Kevin Dunphy
Dan Mahony
Christian Hansen
Ryan Gardiner

Fever Marlene is a rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Hailing from Wisconsin, Fever Marlene calls Milwaukee home. Originally a two-piece, made up of Scott Starr (vocals, guitar, bass pedals, synth) and Kevin Dunphy (vocals, drums) the band emerged into the "garage rock" revival scene in early 2003.


The two met while studying in Madison, Wis. and started rehearsing together under the name The People. After quick stints in Los Angeles and Chicago, the duo moved back to Wisconsin and began recording as Fever Marlene, the name stemming from Starr's itch for vintage films and movie star Marlene Dietrich.

Expanding to a five-piece outfit, the band released "Medicated Friends" in 2013 featuring Dan Mahony (bass, guitar, vocals), Ryan Gardiner (synth, organs) and Christian Hansen (guitar, vocals), Fever Marlene writes, produces, records, mixes and masters all their own material in their self-built studio, Dirty Earth.

Fever Marlene is a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

HISTORY Fever Marlene released their much buzzed about debut album titled, Civil War on their own independent label Khemitones Records in 2007. The band has toured with the bands such as MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, The Redwalls, Donita Sparks, and Tapes N Tapes. Fever Marlene was the first band in Milwaukee since The Violent Femmes to add three songs to three separate radio stations in the area.[citation needed] During their first three years as a band they had gone through, "three zip codes and three complete artistic overhauls,"[1] before their debut Album, "Civil War". Fever Marlene wrote and recorded their second album, "White China", over a four night stay at New York's notorious Chelsea Hotel.[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Scott Starr – Vocals, Guitar, Bass Synth
  • Kevin Dunphy – Drums, Vocals
  • Dan Mahony – Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Christian Hansen – Guitars
  • Ryan Gardiner – Synth, Organs, Vocals


  • Medicated Friends(Feb 03, 2013)
  • Febrile State(May 16, 2009)
  • White China (March 7, 2008)
  • Civil War (June 15, 2007)
  • Live In New York City (January 2007)

Additional reading[edit]


  1. ^ Julie Lawrence, "Fever Marlene Finally Unleashes Civil War", June 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Evan Rytlewski, Radio Embraces Fever Marlene, June 7, 2007.[dead link]

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