Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Madaleine is of Japanese/European and American heritage. Her mother was a professional dancer at the world famous Moulin Rouge in Paris, France and her father was a critically acclaimed classical guitarist, greatly revered in his home city of Osaka Japan.
As far as artistic talent is concerned, it's clear to see that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
Madaleine spent her formative years on the road gaining vital experience and honing her craft with bands such as the BAFTA award winning, OSCAR and GRAMMY nominated soul revivalists ‘The Commitments’.
Recent live appearances and session recordings have included those with The Average White Band, Edwin Collins, The Skids, Horse, BA Robertson, and Paul Carrick of Mike And The Mechanics. Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue), Karine Polwart, Maeve MacKinnon, and The Codeine Velvet Club.
Other highlights include opening for The Fun Lovin Criminals, Al Green, Dr.John, Mayer Hawthorne, Hue and Cry, Edwin Starr, and British soul diva Alice Russell.
As a lead and session vocalist, Madaleine has performed with a variety of ensembles from the pop, jazz, r&b and dance scenes around the UK. She has toured the world extensively and performed at venues, theatres and music festivals across the USA, Canada, Norway, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Africa, Spain and Sweden.
Madaleine frequently works with Rage Music and BAFTA/Ivor Novello award winning film composer Paul Leonard Morgan, laying down tracks on a number of high profile sonic brands, themes, advertisements and soundtracks.
As a songwriter, Madaleine has had compositions performed by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and twisted electro fusionists The Everything Treatment.
Madaleine's songwriting and vocal talent is showcased on her recent album 'Every Minute', co-produced by Glasgow based singer-songwriter, Ross Hamilton. (Newton Faulkner, Sharleen Spiteri, Diane Vickers.)