Royals, Palaces and Top Gear

MADHEN Matthew & Helen Backstage in Istanbul

The Madhen party continues with some great gigs of late.

We flew to Istanbul in April and performed in the beautiful Esma Sultan Mansion. A stunning contemporary glass structure built in the ruins of a former palace.

See more about this wonderful building and its history by clicking the image below


It was a great night overlooking the world famous Bosphorus Bridge spanning the Bosphorus Straight.

The Queen was in attendance at Richmond Castle to mark the amalgamation of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th and the 12th Royal (Prince of Wales’s).

Click below for more information of this historical day.

Despite being a very wet day…there was no stopping the people dancing with umbrellas in hand!

A very memorable day indeed.

We performed for Top Gear’s @RichardHammond, when he threw a birthday party for his wife Mindy at their home near Ross On Wye.  Lovely friends and family partied with us in the marquee until the wee small hours.

We tried out our new opening section in soundcheck and performed it for the first time that evening.

The top gear trio Clarkson, Hammond and May were reunited at the party.

Our lovely friend DJ Lora was a guest too!

Madhen Matthew, DJ Lora, Helen

We had a lovely chat with Richard after our performance.

Madhen, Helen York, Matthew James Pateman, Richard Hammond and Paul Murphy

They made us feel very welcome at their party…thanks guys!

Madhen UK Roofing Awards

We performed at the UK Roofing Awards 2015 on the 15th May. Perfect audience for us – did not stop dancing.

Thanks to Catherine at Carlisle Construction for the bottle of bubbly during the gig! Much appreciated!

It was lovely to meet Sue Popper from Joogleberry Acts – here’s to the next one Sue!

Joogleberry Acts

A 50th birthday party for the beautiful Susie took place in Hampton in Arden at Hampton Manor.


Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing performed on the dance floor as we opened our set! A great night!

Madhen Matthew & Helen

The lovely people at Production Bureau were dancing away at the back of the Riverbank Plaza Ballroom…(we saw you) for a corporate event in London. We got to meet the lovely Hannah for the first time too! Always a pleasure working with you guys.

Edward & Edita Wedding

Edward was marrying Edita on the 30th May at the beautiful Chilston Hall in Lenham, Kent. Edward is Madhen Matthew’s cousin.

A lovely day in the sunshine and a dance floor packed for both sets with friends and family from around the world.

We received a lot of love and thanks that night including Edd’s mum Marie who sent us this:

You were all amazing! A grand finale, the “icing on the cake” to the most beautiful wedding. We enjoyed it so much we didn’t want to stop dancing. Thank you for such a wonderful performance.

Edita & Edward Wedding