Maddie Jones

Live Act Artrock Alternative Pop Rock Experimental Pop Art-Pop
Maddie Jones - Artrock Alternative Pop Rock Experimental Pop Art-Pop Live Act in Cardiff

Maddie Jones Short Info

With a fresh approach to art rock, the quirky Maddie Jones and her amazing band have been assertively carving a place for themselves in Wales and the UK’s alternative music scenes, developing a reputation for mesmerising and energetic live shows. With an increasingly hectic festival schedule, they are capturing the imagination of music lovers everywhere.

‘Impressive - think primal rock'n'roll sensibility with a deft touch’ - Drowned in Sound
“Truly captivating, unpredictable jumps in genre and mood, a fantastic and distinct voice” - Fresh on the Net
“A wonderful artist” - BBC Introducing
“Really really good, really obvious talent” - TeamRock

Maddie and the band have won numerous live competitions, including Cardiff’s Big Gig judged by industry experts including a major festival curator, and a national radio DJ. Maddie (the main writer of the group) has been mentored in songwriting by Amy Wadge (Grammy-winning Ed Sheehan co-writer, who described Maddie as ‘exceptionally talented’).

Essentially, the Maddie Jones band combines an eclectic musical upbringing spanning everything from blues to funk, from Bowie to QOTSA, and brings it all together with a pop sensibility. It’s a melting pot of catchy riffs and melodic hooks: experimentation meets dancey grooves.

“A sonic palette of pristine rock and roll” - AfterDark
“Should probably carry an earworm warning” - New Sound Wales

Maddie’s unique vocal virtuosity draws comparison with the likes of Jeff Buckley and Freddie Mercury, and her rhythm guitar forms the centre of the songwriting. Dan Fitzgerald’s exquisite lead guitar playing switches easily from textural atmosphere to raucous solos. Tom Jones on bass, and Laurence Wickham on drums form a tight and sonorous rhythm section driving the infectious combo onward. They are often joined by two exceptional backing singers - Becky Porter, and Erin Jones, and the latest addition of the brilliant Cat Razzell on keys.

“Phenomenal musicality and brilliant songwriting” – The CDF
“Fierce musicality and fortitude as an artist” – Buzz

The band’s theatrical performances have seen their reputation grow at an exceptional rate during their festival run of 2016. Having self-released three EPs (2010, 2013 and 2015), and an album (2014), the band are once more working with renowned producer Charlie Francis (REM, Future of the Left), on new material to be released in 2016-7.

Previous gigs include: The Bedford (London), Bodega (Nottingham), Glastonbury Festival, Swn Festival.
Airplay includes: BBC 6music, Team Rock, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wales.

With a fresh approach to art rock, the quirky Maddie Jones and her amazing band have been assertively carving a place for themselves in Wales and the UK’s alternative music scenes, developing a reputation for mesmerising and energetic live shows. With an increasingly hectic festival schedule, they are capturing the imagination of music lovers everywhere.

‘Impressive - think primal rock'n'roll sensibility with a deft touch’ - Drowned in Sound
“Truly captivating, unpredictable jumps in genre and mood, a fantastic and distinct voice” - Fresh on the Net
“A wonderful artist” - BBC Introducing
“Really really good, really obvious talent” - TeamR...

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Past Gigs Maddie Jones

  • 10 | 2016 Cardiff Swn Festival
  • 10 | 2016 Cafe 1001 Cafe 1001 LIVE
  • 09 | 2016 Carmarthenshire The Big Cwtch
  • 08 | 2016 Cardiff HUB Fest
  • 08 | 2016 Hay-on-Wye TRUEfest
  • 07 | 2016 Tenby Big Easy Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Newport Neon
  • 07 | 2016 Rudry Rudry Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Cardiff Big Gig

Discography Maddie Jones

  • 2015 Colour Me In EP |
  • 2014 Vita Brevis Album |
  • 2013 Mr Walrus EP |
  • 2010 Let It Out EP |

Media

  • Sound New Material Teaser 2016
  • Video Maddie Jones - Could You Be...
  • Video Maddie Jones - She Was Youn...
  • Sound 03 - Push Back

Fan Radar

1,836 Fans
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1,264 Follower

Origin

  • Cardiff GB

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Maddie Jones vox, guitar, songwriting
  • Tom Jones bass
  • Dan Fitzgerald guitar
  • Laurence Wickham drums
  • Erin Jones BVs
  • Becky Porter BVs
  • Cat Razzell Keys