“I have come across a lot of musicians and I’m telling you that Maddy is one of those, every now and then, if you’re lucky, you stumble across somebody who has this kind of talent…” Greig Nori, producer (Sum 41, Hedley, Marianas Trench, San Sebastian)
Maddy has been singing since she was a little girl and started writing songs when she was 13. At just 16 years old at the time, and the only solo artist finalist of MuchMusic’s hit television show Disband season 2, Maddy Rodriguez impressed several music industry pros. At 15 she auditioned for Disband and was selected from among 1,000 bands/artists to be part of the 13 artists featured in season 2.
On the strength of her songwriting skills Greig Nori asked her to co-write a song that could possibly turn into her first single. Based on a song that Maddy had already started writing, co-writing sessions ensued with accomplished songwriter Andrea Wasse, Greig himself and later Josh Ramsay, the talented lead singer of Marianas Trench. The result of this collaboration is the catchy tune “Falling Up.” Greig produced the recording with the participation of very talented musicians including Mr. Ramsay, Matt Brann (Avril Lavigne's original drummer) and Marc Ganetakos (Nelly Furtado's Powerless).
In November 2010, a few weeks before her 17th birthday, Maddy signed an administration/co-publishing deal with Nettwerk One Publishing, one of Canada's most respected music publishing companies.-
Maddy’s music has a foot in pop and another in country. She writes catchy songs and sweet ballads that hit a nerve with teenage girls and young women. Her music is inspired by great artists from the seventies like James Taylor (her idol), Carol King, Elton John, Bread, contemporary new country artists like Keith Urban, the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and singer songwriters Colbie Caillat and John Mayer
Maddy released her first EP “As Seen of Disband” with acoustic versions of her songs “Summer Love,” “Happier than Ever,” and “Break Down." She will be releasing her first single and music video, "Falling Up," in early 2011 and she will again be featured on a MuchMusic special TV program. Maddy will be performing at Canadian Music Week's Canadian Music Fest, March 9 to 13, 2011 in Toronto.
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