06/22/16  •  Des Moines

Learning to make a moment

Madison Ray has been a performer since he was a baby, but he was always waiting for that elusive "moment." Then a trip to Japan, a stint at a Buddhist Temple and an "American Idol" audition got him thinking...why wait?

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Madison Ray

Madison Ray is the anti-pop Pop Superstar, and he has been crafting a sound he lovingly calls "Stanque Pop," an eclectic blend of rock 'n' roll, soul, jazz and funk. He was trained by Johnny Contardo of Sha Na Na and has performed with the likes of: Aaron Carter, Mya, Belinda Carlisle, Latin Grammy award winner Nestor Torres, Christopher the Conquered, the River Monks, prettygirlhatemachine, Freakabout!, Planet Booty, Ellis Hall of Tower of Power, Martha Wash and Victor Wooten. He sometimes sings with the Des Moines Metro Opera and even starred in "Rent" as Tom Collins.

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