Hailing from the United States, Madi Simmons is known to have entered the music industry at the age of 16. He started out playing the drums, songwriting and singing. Throughout his life, Madi’s key musical influences have been Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, John Bonham, Bob Marley, The Temptations and Peter Tosh. You will hear his influences in his musical sound, which is a mix of reggae and rock.
Madi has a wide musical range, vibes that will remind you of Black Uhuru and a voice that combines Gregory Issac, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown into one. He was voted ‘Best Indie Artist’ on two different showcases. He makes sweet reggae music, mainly focusing on playing drums and having a strong vocal delivery. Madi learned to perfect his beat drop over the years, although he prefers to surprise his listener with his voice more than with his beats.
The artist wrote “I Want To Serenade Your Love” for a special person in his life. He loves old-school love songs that he heard growing up so he tried to bring that style and feeling back in this song. Everyone has a special someone in their life and the message of this song becomes even sweeter when you understand the emotion he tried to convey through this song.
This song is self-produced. Madi has a home studio but he also works with producers worldwide. They help him find a melody, a certain note or an instrumental phrasing that can touch the soul, and he begins his song writing process from there.
Madi has released quite a few albums so far which you can find on different sites online. He’s open to collaborate with anyone but he’s currently working with an up and coming female singer on a song that will come out soon.
He has toured quite a bit in the last 20 years, performing on stages from the Pacific Northwest, California, Hawaii, the Midwest and the West Coast. Madi loves performing in festivals but small venues have an ambience that cannot be matched. Yet, he has appeared in major events such as Cougar Mountain fest, Benbow Summer Art fair, Unity fest, North Country fair and even Reggae On The River as an MC and performer. Now, the artist wants to perform in Europe and other parts of the world.
The artist believes that social media is a great tool to promote his music, connect with people and expand his network. He’s very grateful to social media for allowing him to connect with fans from all over the world.
Listen to ‘I Want To Serenade Your Love’ by Madi Simmons on SoundCloud.