Madeline Tasquin was raised by the creeks, rivers and lakes of the Cariboo region of BC Canada, in a home where there was always a song being sung from the kitchen, or a Joni Mitchell record being played at full volume, or tipsy party sing-alongs at the piano, her two younger sisters holding the melody while Madeline & her opera singer mother harmonized. Music didn’t become a central part of her life until she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, where she joined a prog-rock band Antioquia and toured throughout the United States as the group’s lead singer. Eventually Madeline began writing her own songs and left the rock band after recording her debut EP Another Trip Around the Sun, released independently in 2012.
Madeline’s sound is distinctly her own; each song having its own life, and the story that gave birth to it. Whether it be a jazz-folk song on piano about losing the log cabin home her Dad built, a playful prog-pop tune “written at the best picnic ever,” or a bilingual waltz on ukulele about a dangerous brush with a wind god, Madeline’s songs are woven together with a nimble and powerful voice, her gentle harmonic and rhythmic twists and turns, and a generous and personable presence with her audience.
Listen to Madeline Tasquin HERE