2016 started with a return to one of our favourite and most intimate venues, Zigfrid Von Underbelly in Hoxton Square. This quirky and cool basement venue is not your typical corporate venue. Very much part of the unsigned London music circuit, it’s rough edges have more than a whiff of Rock n Roll – not quite CBGB’s but probably as close as we’re likely to get! No fancy changing rooms or niceties here, and this is part of its charm.
With a stage barely big enough for our equipment we are literally face to face with the audience- on this occasion the lovely people of Tektura, who got the year off to a great start!
It’s been busy for Madhen Productions too…
Madhen Productions have become the go-to production company for the White Knights Ball (The Order of Malta Volunteers) held annually in the Great Room at the Grosvenor, Park Lane. Now in its 39th year, this great charity raises funds for adults and children with disabilities and illness throughout the UK.
Our production manager Mark and his team have installed the AV requirements for this spectacular event, with over 1200 guests, for the past 4 years. With our vast warehouse of PA, lighting, staging and video structures we can install anything up to festival-sized spec for your event.
We’d be delighted to provide you with a competitive quote to supply the very best industry-standard production, even if you don’t require Madhen band! All you need to do is contact us to discuss your requirements.
Great start to 2016 for Madhen!
January used to be a month to ease our way back to work after the busy Christmas run of dates. That’s not really the case anymore. Further bookings at Heathrow, Manchester, Jersey and Prague then back to Cheshire have put Madhen in front of 4000+ guests, covering approximately 3500 miles, entertaining guests from industries as diverse as Pharmaceutical, Banking, Marketing, Manufacturing and Medical supplies.
We get to meet many other suppliers to the events industry on our travels. This month we met Chris Hanley, a great photographer who very kindly shared some of his photos of us as well as mentioning us in his regular blog:
We see many bands on our photography commissions. Weddings and corporate gigs a plenty. We are privileged to photograph and listen to some fantastic artists. Here is a massive shout out for Madhen. These guys are brilliant…. without a doubt in our top, top recommends.
And in Jersey we were superbly photographed at the BNP Paribas by Jamison Ford.
Private Parties, as well as Corporate Events
We finished the month off with a spectacular private party – a marquee covered in graffiti’ walls and floor to celebrate Issy’s Hip Hop-themed Batmitzvah! This was definitely our youngest average aged audience. It’s reassuring to know that Madhen can entertain such a broad and diverse age range. The dance floor (and at several times the stage!) was packed with both parents and teenagers – at least we think the kids enjoyed it. Maybe they had just had too much sugar?
From private parties celebrating any occasion, to corporate events, large or small, in the UK or overseas Madhen would love to be the band of your choice!