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Phil Madsen

New Zealand singer-songwriter Phil Madsen is the second youngest of a musical family of eight children. No stranger to the stage, Phil has been performing since the age of four. Recognized for his impressive vocal range, he has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, including Air Supply, Cher, Hank Marvin, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Pointer Sisters, Spandau Ballet, and Boyzlife. He has also performed in Las Vegas for a private event with ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalists and recorded with musical producer Kevin Flournoy in Los Angeles.

Phil has two top 20 hits under his belt and won ‘Top Male Vocalist’ at the New Zealand Variety Artist Awards in 2013. He has self-produced two albums, ‘Mr Yellow Tree’ and 'This World'. His song ‘Dancing on the Moon' was awarded a top-five nomination in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, and ‘This World' climbed to number one in the Singer-Songwriter Charts on iTunes.

In 2017, Phil joined Eddie Rayner’s show ‘ENZO’ in Australia and New Zealand, performing the songs of Split Enz—the original band before it reformed into ‘Crowded House’—alongside an 18-piece orchestra, receiving excellent reviews.

“Phil’s voice and range were excellent and, dare I say it, sounded better at times than the original artist.” – David Boyle, The 13th Floor

“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.” – Patrick Shepherd, Stuff

In 2018, Phil began his solo tour, ‘One Man, 5 Voices’, performing original songs and covering famous artists, including Queen, The Eagles, The Bee Gees, and Neil Diamond.

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Phil adapted to the new circumstances by taking his performances online and streaming shows over social media. He reached audiences of over 500k, bringing people together in a different way during challenging times. In 2021, he was featured in the book "Silver Linings" for his ability to keep people connected and bring joy during difficult times.

Phil finished off 2020 as the headline artist for ‘An Eden Park Christmas’ and performed on radio and the online broadcast for ‘Coca Cola Christmas On The Breeze.’

In addition to performing at high-profile public events such as the America's Cup opening ceremony, winning and homecoming celebrations, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park, and Sky City Starlight Symphony, Phil is also a regular at private functions and charitable events. Furthermore, he creates and performs commercial jingles for both local and international corporations. Phil's schedule is always full, with a wide range of engagements that showcase his musical versatility.

He is also actively working on a new album and collaborating with other artists in the industry. One of his recent achievements includes writing and producing the theme song ‘Let Me’, sung by Caitlin Rose for the short film ‘The Machine’, directed by Isaac Bell. The film secured an award for Best Editing at the LA Shorts Film Festival in 2022.

Phil has also just released his new song 'And Say' for New Zealand Music Month and is currently working on a new album.

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Notable Performances

Notable Performances:

- America's Cup, Team New Zealand winning celebrations – New Zealand, 2021

- Lead Role - Coca Cola Christmas On The Breeze, 2020

- Featured in ‘Silver Linings’ – Kiwi Success Stories in the time of Covid, 2020

- Live Stream Shows over lockdowns, reaching social media audiences of over 500k

- Headline Act - An Eden Park Christmas, 2020

- Boyzlife NZ Tour, 2018

- One Man 5 Voices NZ Tour, 2018

- Lead Role in Eddie Rayner’s Split Enz Show - ENZO – New Zealand Tour, 2018

- Los Angeles - Recording, 2017

- Las Vegas - Wynn Hotel – America's Got Talent Performance, 2017

- Lead Role in Eddie Rayner’s ENZO - Melbourne, Australia, 2017

- Lead Role Actor & Singer - TV Commercial Woodstock, 2017

- America's Cup, Team New Zealand winning celebrations – New Zealand, 2017

- Mercury Music Festival - New Zealand, 2017

- Opening Artist for Spandau Ballet Tour - New Zealand, 2017

- Guest Artist for Air Supply - New Zealand, 2013

- Guest Artist for Hank Marvin (The Shadows) - New Zealand, 2013

- Guest Artist for the Pointer Sisters - New Zealand, 2011

- Guest Artist for Cher Farewell Tour - New Zealand, 2004

- Guest Artist for Hootie & the Blowfish Tour

- Guest Artist for Jimmy Barnes Tour

- Guest Artist for Pseudo Echo Tour

- Guest Artist for Peter Andre Tour

- Lead Role at Coca Cola Christmas in the Park (250,000 audience)

- SKYCITY Starlight Symphony - ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (250,000 audience)

- Kuala Lumpur Orchestra, KL Tower

- Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, for the Prime Minister of New Zealand

- America's Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies, New Zealand, 2002

- Stadium Spectacular - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Awards

 

Awards:

 

- Top Male Artist Award, 2013

- Nominated Top Five Best Song - APRA Silver Scroll Awards - ‘Dancing On The Moon’

- Awarded ‘Most Air Play’ on New Zealand Radio - ‘Dancing On The Moon’

 

Releases:

 

- “And Say” - Single release, NZ Music Month

- ‘Meet Out on the Water’ – Inspired by current Covid times and America's Cup success

- ‘This World’ - Number one in the Singer-Songwriter Charts on iTunes

- 'Dancing on the Moon' - Radio release in New Zealand, Malaysia, and Dubai

- 'Mr Yellow Tree' - Released digitally worldwide

- 'When I Get Back To You' - Radio release & major TV commercial

- 'Beautiful' - Nurture (Warner Music) - Top 10 hit and video

- 'Did You Do It All for Love?' - Nurture (Warner Music) - Top 10 hit and video

PREVIOUS TOURS

ENZO

In November 2017, Phil 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.

 

Reviews

 

“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.” – Patrick Shepherd, Stuff

 

"Phil’s voice and range were excellent and, dare I say it, sounded better at times than the original artist.” – David Boyle, The 13th Floor

BOYZLIFE

Phil toured New Zealand as a guest artist for Boyzlife—a duo comprising Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, originally members of '90s and '00s boybands Boyzone and Westlife, respectively. The incredibly funny and talented singers invited Phil to join them on stage for their encore songs.

LOS ANGELES

Phil had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and record with legendary 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, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Phil and Kevin did an impromptu live recording of 'What a Fool Believes' in Kevin's home in California. Currently, Phil is working on some new material with Kevin.

 

Click here to see the impromptu performance of 'What a Fool Believes'

SPANDAU BALLET TOUR

Phil was initially asked to be Nik Kershaw's musical director and assemble a Kiwi band to be his backing group. Unfortunately, when Nik pulled out of his tour, Phil had the incredible opportunity to take his place and join Spandau Ballet.

AIR SUPPLY

Phil performed with his band as a guest artist on the Air Supply tour, delivering captivating and memorable performances throughout the tour.​

HANK MARVIN

Phil had the honor of performing solo as a guest artist for Hank Marvin, the renowned guitarist from Cliff Richard's band.

COCA COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

Phil was fortunate enough to perform at CCCP for over 10 shows. This opportunity provided a great platform for him to launch his music in New Zealand. The photo, taken by Darryn Galpin, captures Phil performing his hit song 'Dancing on the Moon.'

THE POINTER SISTERS

Phil performed with his band as a guest artist for The Pointer Sisters. This opportunity introduced him to the incredible legendary keyboard player Kevin Flournoy. Later, Phil joined Kevin in Los Angeles to perform and record.

CHER FAREWELL TOUR

One of the biggest moments in Phil's life was when he was asked to perform as Cher's guest artist during her tour in New Zealand. "Meeting Cher was incredible, and I'll never forget this tour," Phil recalls.

Previous Events

Nurture Change Fiji

Nurture Change Fiji

ORL 2022

ORL 2022 Cordis

Pan Can

Charity Lunch 2023

HELLO WORLD

HELLO WORLD CONFERENCE Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

PAN CAN GALA

PAN CAN GALA Auckland Museum

Mairangi Bay Food & Wine

Mairangi Bay Food & Wine Festival 2024

Indevin New Zealand

Indevin New Zealand

cure-kids

Cure Kids - 10 Years New Zealand

Vodafone Christmas NZ

VODAFONE CHRISTMAS NZ Uno Loco

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Events over 20 years Uno Loco

Bayleys 10 Years

Phil Madsen has been providing music for the Bayleys Awards at Spark Arena for nearly a decade. SPARK ARENA

Mitre 10 - Uno Loco - Spark Arena

MITRE 10 AWARDS - SPARK ARENA Uno Loco Photo by Courts Chrissy

EMIRATES TEAM NZ

EMIRATES TEAM NZ Coming Home Party - RNZYS

Awards Bands

Awards Band 20 years New Zealand

Graeme Dingle Foundation

Graeme Dingle Foundation - Wither Hills

APL Window Solutions

APL Window Solutions St Mathew's Cathedral

Dazzle 2023 & 2024

Dazzle 2023 & 2024

DOMINION CONSTRUCTION

DOMINION CONSTRUCTION 50 YEARS Auckland Museum

Quest NZ

Performing for 5 years QUEST APARTMENTS HOTELS AWARDS Villa Maria

PARTNERS LIFE

PARTNERS LIFE AWARDS Auckland Museum, New Zealand

WITHER HILLS

WITHER HILLS 25 YEAR CELEBRATION Marlborough, New Zealand

PanCan

PanCan Lunch New Zealand

Mincher Gardens

Mincher Gardens - PINK Charity

The Warehouse - Spark Arena

The Warehouse Spark Arena

Phil Madsen Demo
Solo, Duo, Band For demonstration purposes only; please note that sound quality may vary.
Providing a glimpse into our diverse repertoire and past performances.

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Corporate Set List Example Plus Many More:

1. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
2. A Kind of Magic - Queen
3. A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
4. Africa - Toto
5. All Night Long - Lionel Richie
6. All of Me - John Legend
7. Angels - Robbie Williams
8. April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
9. Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross
10. As It Was - Harry Styles
11. Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
12. Barbie Girl - Aqua
13. Be My Baby - UB40
14. Before You Leave - L.A.B.
15. Believe - Cher
16. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
17. Blame It on the Boogie - The Jacksons
18. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
19. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
20. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
21. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams
22. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
23. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
24. Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
25. Careless Whisper - George Michael
26. Celebration - Kool & The Gang
27. Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
28. Circles - Post Malone
29. Cold Heart / Bad Habits - Elton John & Dua Lipa
30. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
31. Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
32. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
33. Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
34. Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
35. Dancing on the Moon - Jubël feat. NEIMY
36. Dancing Queen - ABBA
37. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - Frankie Valli 
38. Desperado - Eagles
39. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
40. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
41. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
42. Down Under - Men at Work
43. Down Under (Acoustic) - Colin Hay
44. Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc
45. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
46. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
47. Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
48. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
49. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
50. Feel - Robbie Williams
51. Fields of Gold - Sting
52. Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara
53. Flowers - Miley Cyrus
54. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
55. Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
56. Forever Now - Cold Chisel
57. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
58. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
59. Happy - Pharrell Williams
60. Help - John Farnham
61. History Never Repeats - Split Enz
62. Hopelessly Devoted to You - Olivia Newton-John
63. Hotel California - Eagles
64. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
65. Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
66. I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond
67. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
68. I Love the Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
69. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
70. I Want to Break Free - Queen
71. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
72. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
73. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
74. Instrumental
75. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
76. Jump - Van Halen
77. Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel

75. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
76. Jump - Van Halen
77. Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel
78. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
79. Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
80. Living Next Door to Alice - Smokie
81. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
82. Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
83. Lose Control - MEDUZA, Becky Hill & Goodboys
84. Mamma Mia - ABBA
85. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
86. Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder
87. More Than a Woman - Bee Gees
88. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
89. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
90. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
91. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
92. One Day - Op Shop
93. Overpass Graffiti - Ed Sheeran
94. Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
95. Piano Man - Billy Joel
96. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
97. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
98. Rain - Dragon
99. Reckless - Australian Crawl
100. Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
101. Santeria - Sublime
102. Save Your Tears - The Weeknd
103. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
104. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
105. Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
106. She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
107. Silly Love Songs - Wings
108. Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn
109. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye feat. Kimbra
110. Stand by Me - Ben E. King
111. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
112. Stumblin' In - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
113. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
114. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
115. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
116. Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns N' Roses
117. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
118. Take It Easy - Eagles
119. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
120. Take On Me - a-ha
121. Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
122. Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
123. That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain
124. The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl
125. The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
126. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
127. The Gambler / Free Falling / 500 Miles Medley
128. The Greatest Show - Hugh Jackman 
129. The Riddle - Nik Kershaw
130. The Things We Do for Love - 10cc
131. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
132. This Love - Maroon 5
133. To Be with You - Mr. Big
134. To the Moon and Back - Savage Garden
135. Two Strong Hearts - John Farnham
136. Under the Sun - L.A.B.
137. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
138. Valerie - Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
139. Walk of Life - Dire Straits
140. Waterloo - ABBA
141. We Built This City - Starship
142. What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
143. When the War Is Over - Cold Chisel
144. Why Does Love Do This to Me - The Exponents
145. With or Without You - U2
146. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
147. You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
148. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
149. You're the One That I Want - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
150. You're the Voice - John Farnham

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