The Invisible Man started in 2018 as a once a month pre-recorded video blog by Mark David Stallard and Ryan Janz members of the Winnipeg band It’s All In The Mind. Initially the show aired once a month and dealt with their own experiences in the Winnipeg Music scene. However, as the year drew to a close, Mark and Ryan thought it would add some energy to the show to do the show live and to invite guests on.
As 2019 got underway, they started doing shows twice a month and soon their guests were coming from all over North America and UK. In March 2020, the show started airing every Saturday, just a few weeks before the start of the COVID pandemic lockdown.
In the summer of 2020, Mark approached Angela R. Campbell to do a show together. Mark had previously worked closely with Angela on Cannabis Castle, a web-based reality show. Mark was the director and editor of the show, while Angela was camera operator and interviewer. She had, and continues to, produce some very high quality videos featuring independent Canadian bands on her website Ohjusteatit.ca. After a chat over a glass of wine and some chicken wings, The Invisible Song Club was born.
After the second episode of song club aired, Adam Feasey contacted Mark about collaborating on another show which would focus on British Rock. Adam had been the featured guest on The Invisible Man Show a few months earlier which became their most viewed show in 2020. Adam was being encouraged by family and friends to do a similar show himself. Adam thought it would be silly to re-invent the wheel, and so he reached out to Mark. Mark loved the idea!
And so Welcome To The Madhouse magically appeared.
Who knows what 2021 will hold? But with such dedicated, engergetic, music-loving, hosts, it's only going to keep on getting better.