Marooned (band)

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Marooned
Origin Las Vegas, United States
Genres Irish folk and sea shanties
Years active Since 1995
Labels Marooned Music
Associated acts The Penzance Opera Company
Website [1]
Members Bob Brinkman
Jen Brinkman
Jen Knighton
Keenan Mills
Lenora Mills
Melissa Richardson
Past members Dani Aalbertsberg
Ryan Allred
Geneva Metz
Andrew Meyers

Marooned are a US-based, a cappella, Irish folk/Shanty band based in Las Vegas. They were formed in 1995.

History[edit]

Marooned first performed at the Las Vegas Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in 1995. Their influence was recognized by inclusion and citation of their version of "Look at the Coffin" in the Mallory & McCall's Irish Pub Songbook.[1] They performed at a number of small festivals and local venues until the release of their self-titled debut CD. Their first CD, was recorded at Studio on the Hill in Poway, California over the course of a weekend. The band began touring further, heading to Northern California. In 1999 Marooned (along with the Jackstraws) appeared at the final A&E Networks tall ship battle to promote the new Horatio Hornblower movies.[2]

In 2006, Marooned was named one of the Top 5 Music groups by the Renaissance Festival Music Podcast.[3]

After becoming regulars at Gen Con,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] Marooned released their second CD, Better Than Live, at Gen Con in 2007. The CD went on to be named the #2 Renaissance Festival album of 2007.[14]

Of specific note, since their first year, Marooned has been part of five charity CD compilations to benefit the city of New Orleans (Circle and Lafitte's Return Vol. 1-4) and continues to make limited appearances across the country. While the group only appears on volumes 1 & 3 of the Lafitte's Return series, member Bob Brinkman produced the CDs and appears as a backup vocalist on Dead Men Tell No Tales (vol. 2) and the Derelict (vol. 4). They have also appeared at the John Levique Pirate Days,[15][16] a Florida Hurricane Awareness event.

In 2014, Marooned released "On the Scalding Sea: The Music of ElfWood", the soundtrack to the ElfWood setting[17] of the Sixcess RPG by Harsh Realities.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Bob Brinkman[18] - Baritone
  • Jen Brinkman - Soprano
  • Jen Knighton - Alto
  • Keenan Mills - Tenor
  • Lenora Mills - Alto
  • Melissa Richardson - Soprano

Former members[edit]

  • Dani Aalbertsberg - Soprano
  • Ryan Allred - Tenor
  • Geneva Metz - Alto
  • Andrew Meyers - Baritone

Discography[edit]

  • Marooned (2003, Marooned Music)[19][20]
  • From the Bilge (2006, Marooned Music)
  • Circle (compilation)(2006, Mage Records)[21][22]
  • Better Than Live(2007, Marooned Music)[23][24][25][26][27]
  • Renaissance Festival Music Podcast (compilation) (2008, Mage Records)
  • Lafitte's Return Vol. 1 (compilation) (2008, Pirates for the Preservation of New Orleans Music) [28]
  • Lafitte's Return Vol. 3 (compilation) (2008, Pirates for the Preservation of New Orleans Music) [29]
  • Squawk (2011, Marooned Music)
  • Dance Macaw (2012, Marooned Music) [30][31][32]
  • Lost at Sea (2014, Marooned Music) [33]
  • On the Scalding Sea (2014, Marooned Music) [34][35][36][37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geller, Mallory; Geller, Janna McCall (1998). Mallory and McCall's Irish Pub Songbook. Mel Bay. p. 61. ISBN 0786633697. 
  2. ^ "A&E Horatio Hornblower Sea Battle in San Diego, CA", by Christine Markle Lampe, "No Quarter Given", April 3, 1999, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20111102020050/http://www.noquartergiven.net/ae_sd.htm
  3. ^ "Winners in the 2nd Annual Renaissance Festival Awards", by Marc Gunn, "Renaissance Festival Music Podcast", February 21, 2007, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914003728/http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/2007/winners-in-2nd-annual-renaissance-festival-awards-2006/
  4. ^ "Renaissance Festival Podcast #56, Aug 12-13, 2006", by Marc Gunn, "Renaissance Festival Music Podcast", August 13, 2006, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914015258/http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/2006/renaissance-festival-podcast-56-aug-12-13-2006/
  5. ^ "Gen Con 2011 Program", Page 91, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914020604/https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lkTTfsRycs0/VBT3zed-kgI/AAAAAAAABw8/lb4MtLObqwI/w484-h660-no/Gen%2BCon%2B2011%2BProgram.png
  6. ^ "Gen Con", by Dieter Zimmerman, "Facebook", April 27, 2012, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914020959/https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-74qbC2U5-nU/VBT4u4CHYPI/AAAAAAAABxg/YkQycLOHg7I/w426-h724/Gen%2BCon%2B2012.png
  7. ^ "Gen Con 2013 Program", Page 108, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914021720/https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NZb-ATbuzVg/VBT6l8qdUWI/AAAAAAAAByA/SgIIMobWWD4/w426-h579/Gen%2BCon%2B2013%2BProgram.png
  8. ^ "Marooned pirate singers at Gen Con 13", by Vic Ryckaert, "Indianapolis Star", August 15, 2015, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914025703/http://archive.indystar.com/VideoNetwork/2609248170001/Marooned-pirate-singers-at-Gen-Con-13
  9. ^ "CG041: GenCon Musicians Union", by Marc Gunn, "Celtic Geek Podcast", August 17, 2014, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914021947/http://marcgunn.com/2014/cg041-gencon-musicians-union/
  10. ^ "An Interview with Marooned at Gen Con 2014", by John "Lumpy" Lemke, "Indie Nation", August 13, 2014, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914022201/https://freelibs.org/audio/2014.08.13GenConINTMaroonedFinal.html
  11. ^ "An Interview with Marooned at Gen Con 2014", by John "Lumpy" Lemke, "Indie Nation", August 13, 2014, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914023246/http://indienation.fm/an-interview-with-marooned/
  12. ^ "Gen Con Entertainment Spotlight 2014", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140821043329/http://www.gencon.com/experience/etspotlight#Marooned
  13. ^ "Marooned", by "Marimacc" (Gen Con Forums Coordinator), "Gen Con Forums", June 24, 2014, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914022745/http://community.gencon.com/forums/p/33925/372892.aspx
  14. ^ "Winners in the 3rd Annual Renaissance Festival Awards", by Marc Gunn, "Renaissance Festival Music Podcast", February 21, 2008, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20100812084754/http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/2008/02/winners-in-3rd-annual-renaissance-festival-awards-2007/
  15. ^ "John Levique Pirate Days", post 10, "Pyracy Pub", June 8, 2008, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914024519/http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/12780-john-levique-pirate-days/?p=316371
  16. ^ "John Levique Days", post 1, "Pyracy Pub", March 3, 2009, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914024704/http://pyracy.com/index.php/topic/14393-john-levique-days/
  17. ^ "ElfWood for Sixcess", by Harsh Realities, "Kickstarter", November 23, 2013, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914004952/https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1299187159/elfwood-for-sixcess-core?ref=nav_search
  18. ^ "Top 100 Faire Favorites". (#100 Dec/Jan, 2015). Renaissance Magazine p.29
  19. ^ "Review: Marooned", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, July 26, 2008, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20090522143648/http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-reviews/music/marooned/
  20. ^ "Marooned", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20051218222239/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Marooned
  21. ^ "The Circle: Renaissance Festival compilation CD benefiting Hurricane Katrina Relief" by Renaissance Festival Podcast and Modern Bard", by Catherine L Tully, February 21, 2007, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914014020/http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/2007/the-circle-renaissance-festival-compilation-cd-benefiting-hurricane-katrina-relief-by-renaissance-festival-podcast-and-modern-bard/
  22. ^ "Marooned - Better Than Life", "RenRadio", April 15, 2010, Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20100505232015/http://www.renradio.org/2008/02/marooned-better-than-life/
  23. ^ "Review: Better Than Live", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, February 16, 2010, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20120322093333/http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-reviews/music/review-better-than-live/
  24. ^ "Winners in the 3rd Annual Renaissance Festival Awards", by Marc Gunn, "Renaissance Festival Music Podcast", February 21, 2008, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20100812084754/http://renaissancefestivalmusic.com/2008/02/winners-in-3rd-annual-renaissance-festival-awards-2007/
  25. ^ "Better Than Live", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20131226172445/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Marooned2
  26. ^ ""Better Than Live" by Marooned", by Catherine L. Tully, "Celtic MP3s Magazine, June 24, 2007, Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20070624195721/http://www.celticmp3s.com/magazine/2007/10/better-than-live-by-marooned.shtml
  27. ^ "Marooned - Better Than Life", "RenRadio", April 15, 2010, Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20100505232015/http://www.renradio.org/2008/02/marooned-better-than-life/
  28. ^ "Review: Lafitte’s Return Vol. 1 and 2", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, April 12, 2008, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20090206025959/http://www.bilgemunky.com/2008/04/review-lafittes-return-vol-1-and-2/
  29. ^ "Review: Lafitte’s Return Vol. 3 and 4", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, January 14, 2009, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20090522212213/http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-reviews/music/lafittes-return-vol-3-and-4/
  30. ^ "Review: Dance Macaw", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, February 17, 2013, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914011124/http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-reviews/music/review-dance-macaw/
  31. ^ "Dance Macaw", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20131103120718/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marooned3
  32. ^ "Review of Marooned", by Lycan "Captain Lycan" Hunt, Mutiny Magazine #11 page 67, http://mutinymagazine.com/ezine/issue11/
  33. ^ "Lost at Sea", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914014304/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marooned4
  34. ^ "On the Scalding Sea", Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914014410/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marooned5
  35. ^ "RPG Songs", by Harsh Realities, RPGnet, Dec 6, 2013, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20140914132406/http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?710641-RPG-songs/page3
  36. ^ "Review of Marooned", by Lycan "Captain Lycan" Hunt, Mutiny Magazine #11 page 67, http://mutinymagazine.com/ezine/issue11/
  37. ^ "Review: On the Scalding Sea", by Gerard "Bilgemunkey" Heidgerken, Jan 26, 2015, Archived at http://web.archive.org/web/20150128175500/http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-reviews/music/review-scalding-sea/

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