In November 2017 I joined Eddie Rayner’s show ‘ENZO’ in Melbourne Australia, performing the songs of Split Enz - the original band before it reformed into ‘Crowded House’ - alongside an 18- piece orchestra.
“Madsen's voice is incredible, not only for range but also intensity – Stuff and Nonsense, I Hope I Never and Edible Flowers were heart-rending.” – Stuff - Patrick Shepherd
"Phil’s voice and range was excellent and, dare I say it, sounded better at times than the original
artist.” – The 13th Floor - David Boyle
I toured New Zealand as guest artist for Boyzlife - a duo comprising of Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, originally members of '90s and '00s boybands Boyzone and Westlife, respectively. The incredibly funny and talented singers asked me to join them on stage for their encore songs.
I was lucky enough to travel to Los Angeles and record with legend keyboardist, producer and songwriter Kevin Flournoy and Producer Matt Brownlie. Kevin has been the former keyboardist for American Idol, The Pointer sisters, Chaka Khan, Donny Osmond, Dionne Warwick to name a few. We did an impromptu live recording of 'What a Fool Believes' in his home in California. I'm currently working on some new material with Kevin.
Click to see the impromptu perfomance.
SPANDAU BALLET TOUR
Originally I was asked to be Nik Kershaw's musical director and put a kiwi band together to be his backing group. Unfortunately Nik pulled out of his tour and I was lucky enough to take his place and join Spandau Ballet.
COCA COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
I was lucky enough to perform at CCCP for over 10 Shows. This gave me a great platform to launch my music into New Zealand. This photo was taken by Darryn Galpin - performing my hit song 'Dancing on the Moon.'