James Maddock

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James Maddock
James Maddock WBJB concert in Belmar NJ 400s LHCollins.jpg
James Maddock playing as part of WBJB Songwriters on the Beach Concert Series in Belmar, NJ in August 2013.
Background information
Birth name James Maddock
Born Leicester, England
Origin Leicester, England
Genres Folk, Rock, Americana
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, voice
Labels Casa Del Fuego
Website jamesmaddock.net

James Maddock (born 1962) is a British singer-songwriter and performing musician. Originally from Countesthorpe, Leicester, Maddock has been based in New York City since 2003.[1]

One of his earlier bands, 'Fire Next Time,' up-tempo left-wing soul (a la The Redskins), released a well-received album 'North to South' on Polydor Records in 1988.[2] [3]

Maddock's first public success in the U.S. was with his band Wood, whose album Songs From Stamford Hill produced multiple songs appearing on the hit TV show Dawson's Creek, including the Top 5 single 'Stay You'.[4][5][6]

Maddock at Light of Day 2012 in Figino Serenza (Italy)

Maddock, though British, is largely associated with the Americana music style and has performed with Bruce Springsteen.[7] Maddock has since become a solo artist with several albums, including 'Sunrise on Avenue C' (2009) which won the 2010/11 NY Music Award for 'Best Americana Album', and is currently a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.[7][8]

Maddock's most recent albums, Sunrise on Avenue C, Jimmy & Immy Live at Rockwood Music Hall (with David Immerglück), Wake Up and Dream, James Maddock: Live At the Rockwood Music Hall, and "Another Life" were released by the independent record label Casa Del Fuego.[9]

"Another Life" has been featured in both American Songwriter Magazine and CMT Edge, which calls "Another Life" "an album that finds [Maddock] crooning an old-school folk ballad one minute and rasping his way through a rusty-edged pop tune the next."[10][11]

James Maddock is represented exclusively by Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica and New York City.[12] Maddock has appeared on CBS This morning and the David Letterman Show.


  • Insanity vs. Humanity (2017)
  • The Green (2015)
  • Another Life (2013)
  • Jimmy & Immy Live at Rockwood Music Hall (2012)
  • Wake Up And Dream (2011)
  • James Maddock: Live At the Rockwood Music Hall (2010)
  • Sunrise on Avenue C (2009)
  • Strategies for Life (EP) (2007)
  • Songs from Stamford Hill – Wood (2000)
  • Strategies for Life
  • The Green (2015)


  1. ^ "James Maddock Official Website". 
  2. ^ http://this-is-indie.blogspot.ie/2010/10/fire-next-time-north-to-south-1988.html
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Fire-Next-Time-North-To-South/master/226302
  4. ^ "James Maddock in Concert". NPR. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Wake Up and Dream | Industry / Press Page". James Maddock. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  6. ^ "James Maddock | Razor & Tie Music Publishing". Razorandtiemusicpublishing.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  7. ^ a b "James Maddock: And How Right He Is | Long Island Pulse Magazine – Covering Long Island's lifestyles, arts, fashion, business, nightlife and entertainment". Lipulse.com. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  8. ^ 20 Jun – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. "Madison Square Park Conservancy – Keeping Madison Square Park a bright, beautiful and lively public park". Madisonsquarepark.org. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  9. ^ "Casa Del Fuego – CDF Records". Casadelfuegomusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  10. ^ "James Maddock Reassures on "I've Been There Too"". CMT Edge. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  11. ^ "Song Premiere: James Maddock, "That's Heavy"". American Songwriter. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  12. ^ "Producer, engineer, Mixer and Artist Management". Global Positioning Services. Retrieved 2012-08-20.