Madison Project

Madison Project


"Fresh, energetic, modern rock with a dark but hook oriented twist."



When pop-punk decides to grow up, it should sound like Madison Project's I Am the Target
-Mike SOS- Perpetual Toxins

This album sounds barely produced, and that's a compliment; what the world needs now is rock, sweet rock.
-Goodtimes Magazine

Strongly superb hard pop that has no jangle, just a heavy rhythm that makes you want to crank it to eleven.
-Joe Viglione-All Music Guide

Their album not only solitifies their spot on the scene but gives them the ammunition they need to leave their mark
-The Daily Chorus

Madison Project plays an earnest, no-bullshit extension of 90's pop-punk in the vein of The Bouncing Souls.
-The Onion- Denver, CO

Madison Project was formed in the winter of 2006. Ryan MacNeill(guitar/vocals) and Forrest Thomas (drums) left their previous band to pursue a different path musically. Ryan started to turn a new direction in writing, with heavier songs and more focus on songwriting and hooks. In the fall of 2006, they met up with bassist Ben Kogan from Boston, MA to record the album and follow-up with a Fall Tour down the coast and southern states to promote the record. Pete Bixby has been taking the stage on bass since January 2008. The diverse background from each musician gives an interesting twist to modern rock music. Madison Projects’ lyrics touch on the subject of life, loss, nightmares, addiction, and this other world that we might find but are too blind to see.

Ryan MacNeill grew up in the suburbs of Worcester, Massachusetts and was heavily influenced by the expanding community of the local street punk scene, later branching out to the West Coast underground scene of the mid 90's punk rock bands, most of which were located in the Southern California area. Ryan has played on the Van's Warped Tour stage and shared the stage with national acts such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Dispatch. Forrest spent his early days in Los Angeles; playing drums frequently at clubs like The Roxy, Troubadour and The Whiskey Go-Go. He then relocated back to his home state of Vermont. Pete Bixby has played in many Vermont bands including Named By Strangers. Madison Project connected with Producer/Engineer Frank Aversa (Spin Doctors/The Hazies) and Musical Director Robby Baier to record their debut album, "I Am The Target." Madison Project is a high energy live show that will bring your soul to a new level.”


Rock It

Written By: Madison Project

***promo edit....not full song***
They say that someday there will be hell to pay, but i dont give a f*uck about judgement day. i dont care if i rot, in someplace that God forgot. after all is said and done, i wanna make sure i had my fun.
i wanna rock it
we wanna rock it
live up tonight, aint nobody gonna stop it


"I Am The Target" 2007- ThunderCreek Records

After 8 weeks the record has been released
7 stations charted Madison Project in their top 30 including:
#13 @ WVYC – York, PA
#16 @ WKKL – West Barnstable, MA
#27 @ WUSB – Stony Brook, NY
#30 @ KULV – La Verne, CA
#21 @ KPUR – Forest Grove, OR
#15 @ WSRI – Eau Claire, WI
#18 @ WCCX – Waukesha, WI

Over 160 stations spun the record; both college and major. Two songs off the release "Fallen" and "Rock It." were played in medium rotation or better

Madison Project key markets that heard the record:
Boston, MA
St. Louis, MO
New York, NY
Cleveland, OH
Chicago, IL
Sacramento, CA
Norfolk, VA
Philadelphia, PA
Cincinnati, OH
Milwaukee, WI
Seattle, WA
Tempe, AZ
Washington, DC
Worcester, MA
Providence, RI
Pittsburgh, PA

Set List

Madison Project is at the point of opening up for bigger local and national acts. 45 minutes is the current time for the set, but if notice is given in advance there are songs that can be resurrected.