MADISON PAIGE - New Faces, New Places, New Friends
June 5, 2006, 15 years ago
Melodic hard rockers MADISON PAIGE are finally breaking their nearly year-long stretch of silence with some major news: singer Paul Caroul and drummer Richie Rivera have announced the addition of bassist Eric David and keyboardist/guitarist Danny Valentine to the band.
The new and improved Madison Paige are already in heavy rehearsal mode and, as revealed recently during an in-studio interview with WRFR radio, are set to debut their new lineup during at two festival dates in Wisconsin in June.“Word got out that we have some new people in place and the show offers started coming in,” explains Rivera. “These festival dates seem like a perfect opportunity not only to finally pay a visit the fans in Wisconsin who have supported us so passionately over the last couple of years, but to show everyone the musical muscle that Danny and Eric are bringing to the table.”
Since first bursting onto the scene in late 2002, Madison Paige has developed a rabid following with their youthful, fresh-faced blend of arena rock, drawing comparisons to BON JOVI and VELVET REVOLVER along the way. Their 2004 debut album, Famous Last Words, was a DIY release that was completely financed from advance orders from their die-hard fan base and received airplay all over the world, including on Los Angeles radio giant 95.5 KLOS. Recently, the buzz around the band has reached a fever pitch, with their MySpace page skyrocketing from 2,000 to over 8,700 friends in the last year alone and racking up an impressive 13,000 plays along the way, making their page one of the most popular sites for independent melodic hard rock in the entire MySpace community.
The band is planning on hitting the studio in the fall to record the follow-up to Famous Last Words and has already caught the attention of super-producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE, EXTREME, KING'S X), who is interested in the project.
The following Madison Paige live dates have been confimed:
June24 – Aces Wild in Green Bay, WI
25 – Big Daddy’s in Kiel, WI
29 - Divebar in Las Vegas, NV
July1 - The Gig in Hollywood, CA
Visit www.madisonpaige.net or www.myspace.com/madisonpaige for more details and further show announcements.