David Henderson (Bad Mary)


Drawing influence from the likes of Blondie and The Ramones, Green Day and Paramore, Bad Mary has created their own strain of punk that takes you back to New York in the 70’s but with a modern vibe. Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, Better Days, released in 2013, the high octane four-piece group – led by powerhouse lead singer Amanda Mac, Mike Staub (bass/vocals), Bill Mac (drums) and David Henderson (guitar), have released three fast, loud and 70s inspired EPs – Killing Dinosaurs (2015) and We Could Have Saved the World (2016) and Glitter Bomb (2017).

The band makes their home on Long Island, New York and have played classic venues such as the Highline Ballroom, the Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Electric, the Trash Bar. Bad Mary have played multiple festivals including Warped Tour at Jones Beach, Dewey Beach Music Conference, Liberty Music Festival and the Cabin Fever Music Festival. They have scored airplay on U.S., U.K. and Australian radio.

Bad Mary began as a cover band in 2009 at Hofstra University, where David is a professor and Amanda and Mike were students. After they graduated, the band decided to continue playing music together. After a few line-up changes, they recruited Bill Mac (also a Hofstra alum!), Amanda’s dad, on drums and began to craft their own songs in 2012. Following the success of their self-produced first release, their next two EPs were recorded and mixed by Matt Storm and Francisco Botero at Studio G in Brooklyn and mastered by Fred Kevorkian, who has previously mastered for The White Stripes, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. Their latest EP, Glitter Bomb, was recorded and mastered by Brian Crowe at Kreischer Mansion Studios on Staten Island, NY.
What the press is saying about Bad Mary…

“Another great, raw, female-fronted band from New York City. Only this time the quartet is totally aggressive 70s punk. Think HBO’s Vinyl, with a pretty but powerful vocal edge from lead vocalist Amanda Mac.”
– Philadelphia Metro – 8-18-16

“If you’ve been searching for a current punk rock band, check out Bad Mary.”
– IndieMinded Reviews 3/3/16

“You need to make room in your daily playlists for this New York City band.”
– Shaine Freeman, themiews.com, 2/15/16

“The punk rock music genre is about to get a lot more fun.”
– Samantha Stevens, The Voice Magazine, Volume 23 Issue 46 2015-11-27

“A collusion of old school and twenty first century punk ‘n’ roll.”
– Pete RingMaster, Ringmaster Reviews, 22/10/2105

“Bad Mary capture something perfect with their style of punk rock.”
– Stencil Magazine, June 2015

Check them out at https://badmary.com/