However, MadLyn's work with the NBCF began way before the campaign in October 2015. In early 2014, MadLyn created, hosted, & performed in the ongoing breast cancer fundraising music event, "The Siren Song,” in association with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). “The Siren Song" had a bi-monthly residency at "The WitZend" in Venice Beach, CA for a year and a half, featuring MadLyn and other up-and-coming singer songwriters in the LA area, and has since expanded into other arenas, continuing to build a very close and enriching artistic community. In October of 2016, "The Siren Song" did its first benefit concert with live music and live painting at the Lois Lambert Gallery of Functional Art in Los Angeles, which was sponsored by Sam's Club, Starbucks, Sam Ash, Trader Joe's, and many local businesses who donated prizes for raffles. Since this time, MadLyn and The NBCF have partnered to transform "The Siren Song" to enter into the college arena, with the first campus performance occurring at El Camino College on March 28th 2017. Madlyn wishes to continue to empower this platform, with a vision of bringing "The Siren Song" to college campuses all throughout the nation, collaborating with community oriented individuals in creating for a cause.
Born into an artistic family, MadLyn began performing at age three and has been passionate about entertaining audiences ever since. Growing up in Southern California, she would begin to train her powerful vocals with a wide range of influences including Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Ella Fitzgerald. She tragically lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just thirteen, and after that began to immerse herself completely in songwriting and pop music. She later made the choice to honor her mother Madlyn, by taking on her name.
After deferring her acceptance into the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting, MadLyn was cast in her first feature film, "Elena Undone," which premiered at Outfest in 2010. In addition to playing a supporting character in the movie, MadLyn wrote and recorded "Suddenly," an original song that was featured in the film and on its soundtrack. Years of developing her craft have now led MadLyn to writing songs for other artists, including European pop sensation, Suzanna Lubrano, recording the title track for the film "Wheels," performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Youngblood Hawke & Thirty Seconds to Mars, recording vocals on the Thirty Seconds to Mars album, “LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS,” and co-writing with legendary songwriters, Billy Steinberg and Ken Hirsch. Recently, she has won the runner up prize for the 2017 13th annual International Acoustic Music Awards for her summer single, "Will You Take Me Home," and has newly signed with boutique music supervision company, "Tzviah Music."
MadLyn’s heart is in live performance, which she does on a regular basis at various venues throughout California, both as a solo act and with her all female musicians. Her original music combines authentic songwriting with her quirky piano playing and pop sensibilities, and her renditions of classic & modern covers, always delivers the root of the song’s authenticity. Madlyn has been releasing singles and corresponding music videos on YouTube since early 2015, which collectively, have surpassed 400k views on YouTube, and found their way to radio charts. By the summer of 2015, Madlyn's single "Kiss Me Goodbye" made its way to #1 on the National Airplay Top 50 Independent Radio Chart, and soon after, reached its way to #10 on the National Airplay Top 50 Rock Chart. Following the success of her first two singles, MadLyn released a personal, special music video & song she wrote in her mother’s memory, “I Call Her Mom.” MadLyn made the choice before the song’s release on October 1st 2015, that for the entire month of October, 100% of all digital sales made from the song would be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.