She’s also a brilliant live performer and deserves a massive future”. Well known for her dynamic and captivating performances, Maddie won Cardiff’s Big Gig Competition in June 2013 and, in the same year, played at Sŵn Festival, Glastonbury and Brecon Jazz. Her previous gigs have included legendary venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Bristol's Colston Hall and Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, and she has supported Stephen Fretwell, Jake Morley, and Caroline Harrison amongst others. David Owens, Music Editor for Media Wales and one of the judges at Cardiff’s Big Gig competition says: “When Maddie scooped the Big Gig 2013 Award we were all absolutely blown away by her songs. She is evidently influenced by an array of artistes and demonstrates considerable knowledge of music which manifests itself in her fantastic songs.
On stage she is a considerable, enigmatic presence and her stagecraft and interaction with a crowd is assuredly confident and way beyond her years”. Maddie has absorbed influences from the 70s bands of her parents' record collections to the world, jazz and classical music she studiedat Nottingham University. As a result, she takes an experimental and eclectic approach to writing - both lyrically and musically, drawingfrom her emotional responses to life’s spectrum – from temptation andlove to fear and loss. Maddie says: "I always had music in my veins, enhanced by creative family and friends; I surrounded myself with it, and made my world a frenzy of songs and adventures. The new album has been the most exciting experiment so far - working with new brains like Charlie and Amy, but combined with the talents of my trusty musical friends".
Previously Maddie has written, co-produced and self-released two EPs. Her debut 6-track EP Let It Out in 2010 and her second, Mr Walrus in 2013. www.maddie-jones.co.uk Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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