MADDISUN BOLDLY GOES WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE W: Ferdy Belland P: Grady Pasiechnyk
Maddison Keiver, known as Maddisun, is one of the brightest young talents to recently emerge from the combined musical whirlpools of Cranbrook and Kimberley. Her impressive vocal skills are matched only by her drive to carve out a sustainable career within the music-industry meshwork of the 21st Century. She was born into a supportive musical family, where she regularly sat around the summertime campfires while her country-warbling aunties strummed guitars and shared songs under the shining stars. "I always loved singing and dancing and moving to music," Maddisun recalls. She took
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dance and piano lessons in preschool, achieved Grade 6 status in her Royal Conservatory studies, and played flute in the Amy Woodland Band, leading into Laurie Middle School. "We played Disneyland!" Maddisun laughs, "my first American gig!"