“Patience is key”; a phrase that describes a principle The Madison Letter has been learning since the band formed in February of 2010, but has rewarded them in opportunities few others have the chance to experience. With influences from a spectrum of artists including The Script, Maroon 5, Mat Kearney, and Colbie Caillat, The Madison Letter delivers a fresh, mainstream sound with strong vocal, melodic, lyrical, and rhythmic elements that made you fall in love with music in the first place.
The three founding members of The Madison Letter met while attending Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, consisting of now 22 year-old Lead Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter, Clayton Jones (St. Louis, MO) and 22 year-old Drummer, Tyler Ross (Meadville, PA). The most recent member of the band is 23-year old Bassist/BG Vocalist, Mitch Schrock (Burr Oak, MI).
Over the past three years TML has traveled across the US and has opened for such prestigious acts as The Script, Owl City, Secondhand Serenade, and Alex Goot. In February 2013 they were featured on MTV as one of the top 4 nominees for MTVu’s first ever Chevy Sonic College Artist Woodie Award and is currently apart of the Chevy Music Showcase, a TV series highlighting the top bands in 4 major Midwest cities. In October TML will be closing for Atlas Genius on main stage at the Rock N Roll Marathon in front of 22,000+ fans.
The Madison Letter carries a deeper meaning to its members than most band names; theirs symbolizes a personal philosophy. Referring to a letter written by President James Madison in which he declared that a nation without God at its core could not survive, The Madison Letter believes the same is true in their own lives, in their music, and most importantly, in the success of the band.