Maddy Ellwanger

Maddy Ellwanger

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

"The thing that really hooked me about Maddy Ellwanger’s performance was her voice. Stage gimmicks, props everything else aside, this woman is absolutely talented. Her chirps & coos & the way that she really pushed her voice throughout her entire set was enough to captivate not only me, but everyone else in the crowd, even prompting a few shouted “I love you”s from some guys in the front. Maddy Ellwanger was honestly just the perfect choice of support for a band like Foxy Shazam" – Dom Vigil

Biography

Maddy Ellwanger is a quirky, clever and controversial entertainer with thought provoking lyrics that match her outlandish yet catchy music. Influenced by multiple music genres and musicians from Marilyn Manson to Marina and the Diamonds, Jack White to Pierce the Veil, her music is nearly impossible to pin to one specific sound. She creates a brilliant and shocking atmosphere that you will always remember.

Currently she has over 30,000 Twitter followers.  10K Instagram followers and growing.  Maddy Ellwanger writes songs in a very visual way, to her music is visual. She creates songs based on colors or specific words that she is drawn to. She gravitates towards things that scare most people away and appreciates shock value and that's why her songs are very odd and have a creepy weirdness to them. Maddy is a big fan of movies like Beetlejuice, The Addams Family and Edward Scissor Hands, because of the creepy and awkward comedic sense. When it comes to creating her own music she is influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton more than she is influenced by any musicians and that shows through her music sound and lyrics and is one of the reasons why it's very unique.

Maddy Ellwanger announced in July 2014 that her band is now officially sponsored by her favorite shoe company T.U.K. Footwear the same company that sponsors (Green Day, Paramore, U2, No Doubt).

She attended 2014 SXSW music conference and festival in Austin, TX. She performed live at a downtown venue that reached full capacity and they had to turn people away.  

Maddy Ellwanger has been working hard creating music videos for each new song for her upcoming EP this fall.  She makes the costumes, builds the backdrop(s) and any props from scratch and captures the timeline of each music video production to share with her fans which gives them a behind the scenes look. 

In 2013 Maddy Ellwanger released her 2nd full length album "Gruesome Minds" which was independently written, produced and engineered by Maddy Ellwanger. Her album is currently available on iTunes and other popular sites for sale. Her fans describe her as "a little strange", "clever and creepy", "one-of-a-kind" and her fans describe her sound and lyrics as "simply brilliant", "quirky", "some of the best songs I have heard in a while" .

She was very busy in 2013 performing in front of live audiences at large venues and outdoor festivals in the Denver area.

Maddy Ellwanger has performed at famous and legendary venues in the Denver and surrounding areas such as Herman's Hideaway, The Bluebird Theater, Dickens Opera House, Summit Music Hall, whose stages have been rocked by talents such as Imagine Dragons, Awolnation, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, 311, Widespread Panic.

She has shared the stage with indie-pop sensation Never Shout Never, Koji, Renee Yohe, and Kurt Travis of Dance Gavin Dance in 2012. More recently Maddy Ellwanger opened for Foxy Shazam on their 2014 Gonzo Tour.

She has been interviewed and featured in Alternative Press Magazine both in print and online. Punk Nation adores Maddy Ellwanger and has compared her voice to one of their favorite featured pop artists Cady Groves.  Rock and Roll Journalist, Juliette Jagger recently reviewed Maddy's song and music video "Pity Party" and said "There is something incredibly bold, dark and twisted about Ellwanger, that speaks directly to both an eye for the strange and a clever, thought-provoking lyricist and entertainer that is brewing just breathe the surface. She could easily exist within the same realm as an artist like Marilyn Manson once did. Eyes pealed for this one.