Mickey Madden in concert 2007
|Birth name||Michael Allen Madden|
May 13, 1979 |
Austin, Texas, US
|Genres||Alternative rock, funk rock, pop rock, soul|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, synthesizers|
|Associated acts||Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers, Historics|
|Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Music Man StingRay
Epiphone EBM-4 Bass (Harder to Breathe music video)
Life and career
Madden was born in Austin, Texas. He began playing in junior high school, playing in garages along with friends Jesse Carmichael (piano/keyboard) and Adam Levine (singer/guitar). The bands Pearl Jam and Nirvana were among their influences. In 1994, with the addition of Ryan Dusick (drums), the band Kara's Flowers was formed.
After the break-up of Kara's Flowers, Madden attended classes at UCLA. After Madden attended college, the group reformed with the addition of James Valentine (guitar). He is a vegan and supports Farm Sanctuary.
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