Name: Timothy Michael Muldoon
Role in the Band: Vocals and pelvic thrust generator.
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
What is your favorite venue to play at in Chicago? That’s really tough. I think I have to say Double Door. Yeah. Double Door.
Is there a Workout Music memory that stands out to you? The group bow after the House of Blues show. It was the biggest crowd we’ve had and they were all so pumped in that legendary venue. It was the first time I felt like the whole venue— every single person in the room— was just watching us.
What is a quote or saying you live by? “I want to be Freddy-fucking-Mercury! Just less flamboyant— but not even!”
You may recognize Tim Muldoon as the pelvic thrust generator of Workout Music. Perhaps you know him as the band member who wears a giant bear head hat during shows. Primarily, he is the lead vocalist and frontman for Workout Music, working the crowd with Freddy Mercury-inspired moves.
All of these antics, along with those of the other band members, ignite a Workout Music show to remember. In November 2011, Workout Music played at the House of Blues in Chicago to their largest crowd to date, which left a lasting impression on Tim.
“The group bow after the House of Blues show…was the first time I felt like the whole venue—every single person in the room—was just watching us.”
More frequently they play at the Double Door in Wicker Park, which is Tim’s all-around favorite venue in Chicago. You’re likely to see some pelvic thrusts from him there, so grab a ticket.
Name: Chris Harrell
Height: 6’5” probably (no he’s not)
Sign: Ophiuchus…I’m the new one.
Place of Birth: Harvey, IL
Role in the Band: Bass
Favorite Drink: A Salty Dog
If you could play any venue in the world, where would you play? Grant Park at Lollapalooza, no question.
What is a quote or saying you live by? “Horse charm or die!”
Chris Harrell slaps the bass for Workout Music, wearing a lucky horse charm. His personality is larger than life, as evidenced by his goals and perhaps slightly inaccurate interpretation of his physical size. Chris says he’s about 6’5” but comes in under 5’11”. He thinks he’s “scrawny” but is actually pretty buff (check out the Workout Music Facebook page for a photo of Chris semi-nude and be the judge).
One goal that could be achieved, however, is playing Grant Park at Lollapalooza. Thanks to Chris’ bass skills and infectious enthusiasm both on and off the stage, Workout Music attracts a fun, dedicated crowd eager to dance, sweat, and rock. With a few more followers, he could be drinking a salty dog with the band backstage in August waiting to go on and play for over 90,000 people at the festival. His lucky horse charm might just get him there.
Name: Scott Kingdom
Weight: I don’t know, trim.
Current Residence: Chicago Heights, IL
Role in the Band: Keys
How long have you played the piano? About 2 ½ years.
How long has Workout Music been around? Well, about 2 ½ years.
What is your favorite venue to play at in Chicago? Elbo Room
What is a quote or saying you live by? “I’m so Chicago Heights it doesn’t even hurt anymore.”
Scott Kingdom plays a lot of instruments, but when Workout Music came together they needed him to play keyboards, so he learned. He has now been playing keys for about two and a half years and brings that crucial part of Workout Music’s sound to the new album, Dance. Sweat. Rock.
You can find Scott in the band’s Shit People From Chicago Heights Never Say video on their YouTube channel, which to date has over 40,000 views. Scott lives there and says “I’m so Chicago Heights it doesn’t even hurt anymore.” Locals should know what he means.