New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
At a time when music has come close enough to losing its soul, the independent music scene introduces Robert Maddrey. Inspired musically by this ever evolving world, his travels as a military brat contributed much to what he would later accomplish. This Philadelphia, PA born talent has lived and lead no less than a culture enriched life.
Robert Maddrey began his pursuit for music stardom in the year 1985. Though he did not take it seriously at that time, Robert's gift was first recognized in the church. Stationed in Hawaii, his father relocated the family. They resided there from 1968 to 1973. Singing on the church choir alongside of his brother would prove to create a platform for his future solo career. It wasn't until Robert personally met the infamous Jackson 5, that he began to see music as a possible serious endeavor. Even so, music remained a hobby. Robert continued to sing in the church choir, as well as his high school chorus and select ensemble.
Robert would soon find his way into an group called Black
and Tan Ensemble. They sang, danced and performed stage plays. It wasn't until he purchased his first electric guitar that he wholeheartedly began to produce music. Robert eventually started playing the bass as well as the keyboards and various other instruments. Confident in his musicianship, he set out for greater opportunity.
Robert's first band gig was Black
Atmosphere. He was given a dose of reality when they were booed off stage. While in the Army, he played in The Essence Band and The Eclipse Band. Both bands won several talent showcases at Fort Polk, LA. Eventually, Robert made the move to Columbus, Ohio. He naturally didn't skip a beat. He soon became a member of a duo named The Coup. Their all original material won them several showcases. The Coup also got some airplay once or twice. With all he had accomplished, learned and gained, Robert Maddrey had still not found his niche. His drive and desire to find his own personal sound would soon be the beginning of ThickerThanWater Productions.
Robert Maddrey is no stranger to hard work. Now as a budding solo artist, songwriter, producer and videographer, there's nowhere left to go but forward.
Influenced by the great sounds of our history, Ray Parker, Jr., Frankie Beverly, Al Green, Issac Hayes, and so many more, Robert Maddrey delivers musicianship from his soul to yours. Singing of truth, redemption, and much needed, love in its essence, his music reaches the depths of the listener.
Robert Maddrey...”We love to make music and we make music to love.”
Release date: May 5th, 2016