Clayton Jones – Lead Vocals/Guitar/Piano/Songwriter |
Tyler Ross – Drums/Percussion |
Performs as a duo and/or 4-piece band
Within seconds of listening, it’s impossible to not pick up on the brilliant pop/sensible writing, amazing rhythms and soaring vocals that makes up a Madison Letter song. Since this four-man band’s formation in February 2010, TML has been honing their craft and developing a fresh blend of Pop/Rock with Soul/R&B influences, stemming from bands as The Script, OneRepublic, Maroon5, and The Goo Goo Dolls.
The two founding members met while attending Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois: 23 year-old Lead Vocalist/Guitarist/Pianist/Songwriter, Clayton Jones (St. Louis, MO) and 24 year-old Drummer/producer, Tyler Ross (Meadville, PA).
Over the past 5 years The Madison Letter has independently recorded and released two EP’s, in which they’ve traveled across the US and opened for such prestigious acts as The Script, Owl City, Secondhand Serenade, We the Kings, Aaron Carter, Ying Yang Twins, Tyler Hilton, Alex Goot and Mayday Parade.
In February 2013 they were featured on MTV as one of the top 4 nominees in the country for MTV’s first ever College Artist Woodie Award and was also a part of Chevy Music Showcase, a TV series highlighting the top bands in four major Midwest cities.
The band released their first full-length album “Avalanche” in August of 2014 with ten brand new songs. “It’s taken four years to find out who we are as a band and the sound that we want to go for, and this album is going to be a clear representation of that. We couldn’t be more excited for people to hear what we’ve been working on.” The project was recorded at Groove Kitchen Studio in Nashville, TN with producer Luke DeJaynes and mix-engineer Drew Bollman.
Available on iTunes and Spotify.
The Madison Letter strongly values the live show experience and the task of making sure what happens on stage is reaching that 3rd dimension, which is the audience. “There is an overwhelming sense of peace and something bigger than myself that I get when I listen to my favorite songs”, lead singer Clayton Jones states, “and being able to replicate that feeling for someone else, even if it’s just for a 3 ½ minute song…that’s the beauty of writing and playing music.”