Artist: Dean Madonia
Country, Town : USA , Fort Lauderdale
Nationality : American
Email: see web site
Genre : Pop,
Instrument: Vocals, Piano
Booking: self, by e-mail
Range : World-Wide
Prices : On demand
About me and my artwork:
Dean Madonia was born and raised Kalamazoo Michigan. Dean is both a musician,
and a visual artist, and has been playing piano professionally since age 8
when he began to perform during his musician father's breaks at the local
Ramada Inn piano bar. Picking up the guitar at age 13, Dean performed his
originals in various coffeehouses and bars throughout high-school and while
attending Central Michigan University. At Central, Dean starred for two
seasons in a local PBS children's television show Acorns and Oak-trees ,
where he was required to write and perform a song live each week for an
audience consisting mostly of faculty children.
Moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the eighties, Dean performed
and recorded with over 40 original and cover bands and opened for
such diverse acts as: New Grass Revival, Steve Vai, Dee Dee Ramone,
Company B, Dottie West, The Romantics, and Ygnwie Malmsteen .
In the 90's, Dean's original band, Third Wish/Wyscan released a
three song self- titled EP as Third wish. After a name change
they released a full length CD also titled Third Wish which was
distributed through jazz/fusion guitarist Bon Lozago's label,
Lo Lo Records . On completion of that CD, Dean left Wyscan to
record and release his first solo CD, Deep Sky which was
released in 1998 to rave reviews.
Dean began to concentrate more on writing while working in
Jon Secada's production studio Heaven Studios with ProTools
guru and producer Charles Dye and "Dove" award-winning songwriter
Tom McWilliams. There he wrote, recorded and produced for different
music projects, signing four songs with Tom under single song
contracts with Emilio Estefan's company, Foreign Imported Publishing .
Dean has been making trips to Nashville to write and perform
since 1999, and finally settled there in 2002 where he has made
a living playing music, performing as a solo act, with his band,
and with many Nashville stars including Julie Roberts,
Gary Allan and Billy Currington.
Dean's two new solo CDs, "The Light Of Reason" and the Scott
Avery Tribute CD, "Madness And Desire, One Night In America,
(Dean Madonia Sings Scott Avery)" is available for sale at
Cd Baby, Tower Records, Best Buy, iTunes, and many other places.