Madera

*Gypsy Electro/Acoustic Rock*

Madera (formerly SWNomadic) has been performing as an ensemble since 2005 around San Diego and the West Coast of the US. Now a quartet, Madera specializes in fuzing elements from world music cultures (bellydance/bhangra/flamenco/indianclassical) with rock/reggae sensibilities, creating a unique and well-travelled sound.

Madera features singer/songwriter Andre Elias on vox, guitar, and various percussion. Violinist Adam Ainsworth blazes it up with a touch of bluegrass, jazz, middle-eastern, and classical stylings. Karthik Suresh plays his legendary 6-string fretless electric bass and upright. Kasey Wallrath rocks the drums and a variety of bells and whistles.

Madera's first album Lumination, features 12 tracks focusing on the more acoustic side of Madera. Guest performers include Toni Pope on vocals and effects and Tito Sandez on congas. Madera's new album is already in the works, showcasing their heavier electric tunes with more bhangra and bellydance vibes.

We like to collaborate: w/MC's doing hiphop/reggae/dub/jazz/bhangra w/Vocalists doing gypsy/classical/progressive w/Dancers doing bellydance/salsa/flamenco/drumnbass

Madera adapts to most environments with beautiful instrumental sets fitting for all sorts of art venues, restaurants, and weddings. Modern and heavy pop forms for clubs, festivals and cabaret. Jazz, blues, reggae and hip hop for dance halls, raves and parties. Bellydance, West-African and Afro-Cuban grooves for dance troupes. And both Indian and Western Classical improvisations for an adventurous experience. Contact us through myspace for booking...
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Location: San Diego, CA
Founded: 2005
Number Members: 4
Will travel: 100 miles
Gigs how often: unspecified
Rates: We work for union rates no less than $200 p/hour We like to work with dancers, mc's, artists, charitable organizations and non-profits. contact: www.myspace.com/maderamusic
Genre(s): Acoustic, Alternative, Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Folk, Fusion, Latin, Reggae, Rock, world / New Age
Venue(s): Clubs, Festivals / Street Fairs, Weddings, Corporate Events, Private parties, Special Occasions  
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