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Tradewinds Folk Events presents Madison Violet

Friday 22 September, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Madison Violet group photo with guitars

It’s always been a mystery … What is it that makes a duo really connect with an audience? You know the sort of thing. It is like a silver thread that wraps around you tying you to the musos, who are pushing their art to the limit trying to reach you. I know what breaks that precious thread. Dancers leaping up and down, “number 97 to the snack bar please”, being too hot or cold, blurry sound or people around you talking too much.

Madison Violet are two young women who’ve lived a bit. On tour from Canada, they have stories to tell and songs to sing. They’ve travelled the world – the picture for instance, is from the BBC Celtic Connections concerts – so these lasses are held in high esteem in some notable places. We can do no less. We promise to make the silver thread between you and the music as close and unfussy as possible.

For those who don’t know of Madison Violet, it all began in 1999. Brenley and Lisa met in a restaurant called The Green Room, in Toronto. That was 17 years ago, and the pair have been writing and creating beautiful music together ever since.

When you hear them, the first thing you’ll notice is that their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family: Born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. In a word, they are musical chameleons.

Their newest collection of songs ‘The Knight Sessions‘ is a mix of stripped back, acoustic takes on some of their more upbeat musings as well as a new batch of poetic and heartfelt tunes. Their recent single ‘These Ships’ was released on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, and has garnered over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify already.

Brenley and Lisa are singer-songwriters. Multi-instrumentalists. Harmonizers. Dog lovers. Nature walkers. Painters. Tennis fanatics. Amateur chefs. They have been described as pop, roots, indie, dance and Americana, but think that this quote sums them up best…

Madison Violet has suddenly appeared like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day.”

Tickets at ticketebo or at the door: $25.00
Email or phone Carole if you’d like to book a table.


Friday 22 September, 2017
7:00 pm
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Adamstown Uniting Church – The Dungeon
228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
(02) 4957 1887


Carole Garland (Tradewinds Folk)
4929 3912

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –