A purveyor of authenticity, Chris Madden seeks to deliver a sense of musical integrity in any live setting. Whether its in small pubs, clubs or festivals, Chris aims to draw in the audience with a mixture of musical ingenuity and a workmanlike approach to showmanship.
Known for lengthy & energetic performances, with his unique blend of Alt. Country & Rock N Roll, Chris has toured constantly either as solo act or as a band, performing everywhere from pubs & clubs to 500 seater venues & radio, & has played over 300, two or three hour shows in just over 3 years. The Lucky Ducks are Chris’s live band, & consist of Ringsend vocalist & percussionist Aine Harkin & Derry City native Connor Kearney on Lead Guitar.
Released on March 9th, 2015, Chris’ debut EP, Crazy Bars & Fast Cars, was released to acclaim from press outlets such as Maverick Magazine (hailing Chris’ versatility as an artist) & the title track being featured in BBCNI’s program “Love In A Day”. Downtown Radio drew particular attention to the EP’s “amazing” second single, ‘Danced in the Dirt’ & the accompanying video managed to debut at No.4 on CM&T’s international monthly music chart. This release was followed up with the 2017 single “Worlds Gone To $h!t” which as well has becoming a live staple drew more acclaim from local press such as Chorblossom & Gigging NI, in particular praising his fresh perspective & willingness to stick to his own brand off country rock. More new music is expected this year from Chris, along with more touring.