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Madison Galloway

Born and raised in small town Fergus, Ontario, 17-year-old Madison Galloway is a driven and dynamic multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a unique approach to her blend of folk, rock, and blues.
 
Madison began her musical journey at 6 years old and was classically trained in piano for 11 years, where she obtained her Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8 Piano and Advanced Theory Rudiments. However, as soon as Madison started playing guitar at age 12, she knew that was her true passion, and from there, she taught herself to play the harmonica, ukulele, and banjo. So at 15, Madison set out to translate her youthfulness and energy into fresh hooks and appealing melodies with her debut EP "Who Knows Where" featuring 5 of her original songs that flirt with country influences, while retaining Madison's signature style and direct attitude. In 2016, at 16 years old, she was one of the 16 artists from across Canada chosen to perform at the Honey Jam Canada Concert in Toronto, Ontario and was awarded 1st place in the Western Fair's Rise 2 Fame Talent Contest in London, Ontario.
 
Madison takes the stage with guitar, harmonica, and ukulele performing solo, as part of the duo Fork n' Harp, or accompanied by her band, The Mud Guppies and in the past two years has played over a 100 shows across southern Ontario. Most notably, she has opened for 54-40, The Sadies, Alysha Brilla, and Krista Earle. Her live performance is riveting for its energy and has been described as: "upbeat", "emotionally exhilarating", and "Imagine Taylor Swift jamming with Neil Young while Joni Mitchell looks over proudly".