“Singer songwriter Lee Maddison with his band, Maddison’s Thread, features internationally acclaimed fiddler Stewart Hardy. Together they create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee’s conscientiously crafted songs.
Driven by narrative and metaphor, a common thread of questing weaves through Lee’s songs that are strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible, ranging from personal idylls of a world to strive for to reflections on the materialism and inequalities which pervade modern life – rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country.”
This is what people have said about the debut album ‘Maddison’s Thread’.
“…it’s staggering to consider this is Maddison’s first recording; it has a confidence which stands head and shoulders above the norm”. – FETEA Records
“…a strong, mature debut: an old soul wrapped in deceptively modern packaging”. – Phantom Tollbooth
“… this discovery is one of the best of recent years… a contender for album of the year for me and one that will stay with me for a very long time”. – Progradar: Music Matters
A great compliation video from a day in the studios with Maddison’s Thread, backed by Lee’s wonderful song, “Tumbleweed.”
Upcoming EventsApr25Wed6:30 pm NEFS Early Summer term @ Westfield School Senior HouseNEFS Early Summer term @ Westfield School Senior HouseApr 25 @ 6:30 pm – May 23 @ 9:15 pmEarly Summer Term Five week course (25th Apr- 23rd May 2018) Technique Class: 18:30 – 19:45 Style Class: 20:00 – 21:15 Both classes will be available at two ability levels. (Level 1: beginner/intermediate; Level...May27SunJun8Friall-day Fiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArtsFiddle Techniques Workshop @ JSArtsJun 8 – Jun 10 all-dayFiddle Techniques with Stewart Hardy Tunes are carefully selected to work as exercises demonstrating particular techniques, whilst at the same time providing a melodic stimulus. Exercises are extracted from the tunes to facilitate applying the technique to...Jul7Sat7:30 pm Stewart & Frank / Gateshead @ St Mary's Heritage CentreStewart & Frank / Gateshead @ St Mary's Heritage CentreJul 7 @ 7:30 pmSacred Spaces, Secular Sounds July 2018 sees Stewart and Frank heading out for a short tour of the UK, visitng some wonderful Sacred Spaces in which to perform their music. They will be performing tracks from their new album, The...