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At twenty-four, Madison Gardener is an artist who fits into the pop genre. Her hometown of Sydney is where her passion for music began. After dancing for seven years from the ages of seven to fourteen, she chanced upon the guitar in her school music class. Immediately finding her calling she gave up dancing to take singing and guitar lessons for the good part of two years and immersed herself in the music opportunities at her school participating in the weekly praise and worship group, and choir. She started playing gigs at a local restaurant in Sydney after she graduated from high school after which she went on to start performing at the iconic Hard Rock Café Sydney from their first ever Open Mic Night. Angelo Pash of Sydney Open Mic said: “…a real talent.”
Gardener spent almost four years in Queensland’s sunshine state - the Gold Coast - learning the ropes of the music industry. She did the hard yards from busking, to open mic nights, paid gigs, private events, local music festivals and her first few radio interviews including her spot on GC: Uncovered for 102.9 Hot Tomato. She was a runner up in the 2011 Central Coast Country Music Festival Busking Competition, a finalist in the 2012 Channel 9 Australia’s Got Talent Aussie Apples Home Grown Talent Competition and performed at Buskers by the Creek festival three years in a row.
After moving back to her hometown to study a degree at university, Gardener has started getting her foot in the door as a songwriter. Gardener has co-written ‘I Don’t Wanna Hate You’ with Australian Country/Pop artist Brooke Lambert which was added to CMC Top 50 Countdown and the official Fresh Country playlist on Spotify where it currently has 73,000 streams and counting. She also co-wrote Lambert’s next single to come - ‘Just As Bad’ due for release on March 22nd. Clearly, a force to reckon with as an up and coming songwriter, she is currently getting ready to release her debut single ‘No Rush’ this year.