It’s been a fantastic end to 2014 – another successful year for Madhen. We would like to thank everyone who booked us and made it such a great year for us.
In November we travelled to Athens to perform in the beautiful Zappeion. Unusually, we had the good fortune of having some free time to do a little sight seeing, so of course top of the list was the Parthenon.
Later that month we travelled slightly closer to home to play in Manchester Central for the Travel Counsellors Awards. We’ve taken to the stage after some amazing acts recently and at this event we had to follow Simply Red after they performed their set! Another hard act to follow was Labrinth who we shared the stage with on an event at One Mayfair in London in December. We managed to meet him beforehand – he was such a nice guy! Also on the same event was Nina Conti who we’ve been lucky enough to work with in the past. If you have never seen her perform you really should check it out as she is fantastic.
Amidst the busy schedule Matthew and Helen attended the Regional Finals of the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA’s) where Madhen won “Best Band” in the East Midlands Regional Final. We are looking forward to attending the National Final in January where hopefully we can come away with the top award.
We returned once again to play at the Annual Sports Ball at Supernova, Embankment, which always proves to be a great night. We also performed a couple of dates at one of our favourite London venues, Old Billingsgate. It’s always a pleasure to play there.
During 2014 Scotland has become a ‘second home’ and in the run up to Christmas we made several trips to Aberdeen to play at the AECC and also a trip to Edinburgh to perform at the EICC. We included DJ Jakey in our set on both occasions. Our audiences in Scotland always know how to party hard!
Madhen play at a broad spectrum of events which include some amazing private parties/weddings. We performed at a stunning wedding at the beautiful Merchant Taylors Hall in London – transformed into an amazing Winter Wonderland. Finally, we managed to squeeze in a couple of fantastic private parties between Christmas and New Year. One in Farnham for Charles and Camilla Garthwaite, what a lovely, generous couple, massive thanks to them for a great night. Not even a local power cut stopped the celebrations! Our year drew to a close with another private party, this time for Richard and Annabel Wilson. It was a joint 50th / 21st and it was a thrill to see the dancefloor full with guests from all age ranges. Once again a massive thanks to them for looking after us and putting on a great party.
Thanks again to everyone who continue to support Madhen. We would like to wish everyone a Successful and Happy 2015!