Troy Madden

Calgary [Alt. Rock, Electronica, Blues]

 
 
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Rocking OUT!!!
I've been playing and writing songs since I was very young, jamming with my Dad and his band (Black and White Affair), when they would rehearse in our basement. The parents bought an electric piano for me as a child, but I would only noodle on it, no matter how much they wanted me to to be a concert pianist.

Years later, after both my Mom and step-brother picked up and put down a hummingbird knock-off that my step-Dad bought for Mom, I took up the guitar as my instrument. A few years later after that, I honed my singing skills.

All kinds of music are viable to me. I can, at the least, appreciate where music comes from, regardless of genre or style. If it's heartfelt, and has a modicum of cleverness in the music, lyrics or production, then I enjoy it that much more. As long as it makes me feel.

After learning some of the finer points of recording on a 4-track tape recorder, I moved to Vancouver, BC to learn more about the music biz. I took an Audio Engineering class at a now-defunct school where I ended up teaching my classmates what I knew (which wasn't all that much, IMHO) managing the in-school studio.

Most of the students that I worked with decided what they wanted to be fairly early, but I figured that I wanted to work with as many different audio situations as possible. So, I made it a point to try many different things: Recording and live sound for varying acts and venues; corporate AV; theatre; IATSE - TV, stage and movies; DJing; and even karaoke hosting(!). I've created my own company to accomadate all of this, but you'll have to ask me about it elsewhere, that's a different biz.

The end result is that now I'm getting older and I haven't really put one tenth as much effort into promoting my own music (I've never stopped writing) compared to what I've done for others. I love to help people, especially in music, but now I need the help.

So here I am, at the least, trying to see if it's worth it to pare back on what I do for/with others, and start doing more for myself. I really suck at the promotion part, so here I am on SYM. And here too --> and here --> among other places.

Do me a favour, would ya? Let me know if any of these wacky tunes (from all over the board, genre-wise) are interesting enough to pursue further. Which ones make you feel SOMETHING? I love them all, so it's hard for me to decide which to keep, and which to keep developing (I have over one hundred recorded).

I promise to keep putting songs on here, good or bad, regardless of genre, as long as there are people commenting on the songs.

Thanks,

T.
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mmm
mmm says:
{ 04-10-2008 11:34 }
hey troy you rock, your music brings so much feeling inside of me. Thank you Keep up the great work. Your one of the best. Keep rockin mmm
MF Foster
MF Foster says:
{ 01-16-2008 15:40 }
Hey Troy-your production background shows in these tracks-I can really relate to '6 feet under'- excellent guitar work and vocals-'Change' is a really good piece as well-5-from me-my best-MF
MT-TV
MT-TV says:
{ 06-26-2007 17:05 }
Great song, great voice and I like the riff and style. Come and check out my band...like to know what you think.
MIC-O
MIC-O says:
{ 06-26-2007 05:51 }
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