Dreaming Madmen is a Progressive Rock Duo formed by Lebanese-American brothers Mathew & Christopher Aboujaoude. Their sound is a melange of both classic and contemporary progressive rock, fused with expansive orchestration and cinematic elements.
Born and raised in Lebanon, the duo began their musical journeys at young ages, 7 & 9, respectively and have been playing together ever since. Their careers took a professional turn when they formed Pink Floyd tribute ‘Brick Floyd’ with their father. They toured from 2014-2017 in the Middle East and in the USA, the 3 hour show completely synced to a psychedelic laser-lightshow.
Their debut album “Ashes of a Diary” was released worldwide on September 14th, 2019. The concept album’s narrative theme and melancholic lyrics delve into the psyche and tell the story of an elderly man, who discovers an old journal of his, filled with writings detailing a life of pain, obsession, love, hatred and regret.
“I bow to the Aboujaoude brothers. Their talent, ideas, technique, and musical tribute this album paid to hardcore progressive rock fans must arouse sincere admiration. I recommend this album with all my heart.”
– -MLWZ Poland
Mathew – Guitars/Keys/Vocals
Mathew began his musical journey at the age of 7 as a classically trained pianist, then moving on to the electric guitar at age 9. He began performing live from the very start playing recitals and showcases in Dubai, greatly influenced from the start by David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.
Mathew decided to take his music career to the next level & began his certification at Berklee College of Music Online in early 2014 and graduated with an Advanced Professional General Music Studies masters certificate.
In addition to Dreaming Madmen and Brick Floyd, he’s also done extensive session work with bands like The Aaron Clif Experiment, Texas Pink Floyd, Mario Flores.
Some of Matt’s biggest influences are Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree, Genesis, King Crimson, The Pineapple Thief, Riverside, Dream Theater.
CHRISTOPHER – BASS/KEYS/VOCALS
Christopher began his musical journey at the age of 9, starting with playing the saxophone, then moving on to the bass guitar, drums and then the keyboards in his teen years.
In 2014, he decided to take his music career to the next level & began his certification with Berklee College of Music Online.
During that same year, he formed Brick Floyd with Mathew and their father Orlando, and continue to play concerts in Lebanom and the United States (including 2 very successful American tours.)
In addition to Dreaming Madmen and Brick Floyd, he’s also done extensive session work with bands such as The Aaron Clif Experiment and Texas Pink Floyd as well.
Some of Chris’s biggest influences are Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Rush, Genesis, Radiohead & King Crimson