Madeline Finn

Thursday
06
Feb

Fresh Finds

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Why you should see this show…

Madeline Finn’s musical journey already includes fronting two bands at opposite ends of the sonic spectrum- the pop punk leaning band Envoi and the Americana tinged trio Whiskey Hollow. Currently, the Cleveland raised singer-songwriter is focused on establishing her solo career with a unique sound that blends twangy folk-rock, meditative piano ballads, and string driven indie. Music Box FRESH FINDS Concert Series is thrilled to present Madeline Finn and her band, following stellar opening performances by CLE’s own Apostle Jones & Jul Big Green!
 

 

Madeline Finn Bio
Madeline Finn’s musical c.v. already includes fronting two bands at opposite ends of the sonic spectrum. Appropriately, the Cleveland-raised singer-songwriter’s solo music also reflects a wide range of sonic directions: sparse folk, meditative piano ballads, twangy rock, and string-laced indie. “I have such an eclectic mix of influences, I wanted to record music that reflected that,” she says. “It’s all about making decisions based on feel, making decisions based on what is authentic and what the song wants—and not necessarily trying to stay into a certain box.”

Luckily, Finn is also the rare vocal talent with the range to handle just about any music she wants to write. She’ll howl and whisper, rage and mourn, croon and conspire—always with breathtaking precision and heart-piercing sincerity. And, as always, Finn’s lyrics speak to the awe-inspiring (if occasionally bittersweet) experience of being human.

Finn’s new solo music was mixed by Dave Schiffman (Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Frank Turner), an experience she relished for the way it challenged her. He isn’t the only industry veteran giving Finn expert guidance, however. In 2018, when she was a Top 70 finalist on American Idol, Finn also received an unexpected boost from a pop superstar.

“Katy Perry gave me best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten: ‘Maddie, you’ve got this really cool, sexy, angsty thing about you. But you don’t need to prove it every time you sing,'” she explains. “Which was such a light bulb moment for me. I feel like I’m grown as a vocalist so much just from that one piece of advice. Having somebody like her say that to me totally flipped my perspective on how I approached my vocals.”

Finn has taken all of this advice to heart because she’s always been serious about her craft. She started playing guitar at age 12, and then taught herself bass and played drums in high school marching band. (For good measure, she also plays piano.) Even as a young kid, Finn was drawn to music: She vividly recalls pretending to play guitar while singing into a microphone, and frequently turned pots and pans upside down and banged on them using spoons for drumsticks.

 

 

Apostle Jones Bio
Apostle Jones is a fearless Cleveland based band, on an electric, style-bending mission: powerful vocals, virtuoso guitar riffs and raw soul to inspire and uplift through a highly entertaining show. Bringing out the spirit stomping roots of Rock’n’Roll and Soul/Blues. The band features virtuoso music makers with a hands on approach to on-stage collaboration and song development. Apostle Jones is a multi-faceted, fluid ensemble and spent the latter half of 2018 expanding their electrifying and exciting on-stage family tree!
 

 

Jul Big Green Bio
Jul Big Green is a genre blending artist that combines Pop with Hip-Hop and Rock elements. Entertaining audiences with diverse musical arrangements across much of the East Coast and Internationally since 2015, this unique artist truly accomplishes his goal of having a song for everyone. Jul has worked with various musicians ranging from Tropidelic to Nathan-Paul & The Admirables. He has written lyrical compositions for Kent State University and Cleveland State University.

Growing up in a musical family, he developed a passion for performance at a young age. This drive would lead him to receive a degree from the University of Akron in Music and launch his endeavor into recording solo projects.

In 2014, Jul Big Green’s debut single “Get Away” was released to all streaming platforms and his video on YouTube received an overwhelming response. This single’s success instilled great expectation for what was to come with the release of his EP, All Things, which debuted in 2015. Songs like “Good Day,” “Armour Up (LLPT.8),” and “Breathe (ft. Nathan Paul Davis)” became favorites with the audience Jul Big Green had been developing in the Cleveland music scene.

Shortly after All Things, Jul headlined an EP release show at the Foundry in Lakewood, Ohio. This show would prove to be the first of over a hundred regional shows in the years to come. Notable shows include performances at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ohio State Fair, plus several appearances on WJW Fox 8 Cleveland.

During 2017, he was awarded the 2017 Akron High Arts Festival Music Juried Award for his album All Things. Following this achievement, Jul Big Green began writing and recording new material for his first full length album. Still experimenting with his variety of styles, Jul focused on a night-time cruising vibe. The lead singles, “Goes On” and “Dancing in The Moonlight” sparked great interest from fans. The thirteen song album titled 5am to Midnight was released on November, 15th 2019.

 

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Fresh Finds Concert Series:

The goal of this new monthly concert series is to shine the spotlight on rising talent that we think you should know about. The bands featured during this series are all at different stages in their musical journey- some are just getting started with the local buzz while others are multiple albums deep. However they’re approaching making music, from indie rock to r&b, folk, blues, or punk, each of these bands should be on your radar in 2019.
 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see Rusty Anchor menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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