Hawkes Bay singer-songwriter Madeleine Howard infuses her pop-folk songs with heart-felt lyrics and catchy melodies.
The 26-year-old artist is an Otago University Music School graduate, but it wasn’t until she relocated to Christchurch that she got serious about music. In 2018 she was accepted into the Artist Development Programme at SOLE Music Academy. Under the mentorship of neo-soul artist Sacha Vee and Will McGillivray (nomad,) Madeleine developed her songwriting skills and fine-tuned her artistic image.
Her debut EP Just Reaching Out was the result of all her hard work, produced by McGillivray and released in August 2020 to critical acclaim (NZ Musician, Muzic.net.nz.) Her debut single No More was selected for NZ On Air’s New Tracks compilation in May 2020 and her cover of Ladyhawke’s My Delirium made the top 20 in a national kiwi cover competition with RNZ. With 5 star reviews and opening slots for local artists such as Looking For Alaska, Madeleine Howard is one to watch as she emerges into the New Zealand music scene.
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