Johnny Madden is best known as the hypnotic and alluring front man of Glaswegian rock band Baby Strange. He is also a highly sought-after producer/songwriter and has become an established and iconic trailblazer within the Scottish music scene.
Since 2012, Johnny has been the lead vocalist, guitarist, and chief songwriter for Baby Strange. The band recently drew widespread acclaim for their 2022 album 'World Below', which charted at #8 in the UK independent album charts and #21 in the Scottish Album Charts.
The band have gained praise from tastemakers far and wide, including Annie Mac, Huw Stevens, Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq, as well as legendary DJ Nic Harcourt at KCSN in Los Angeles.
Alongside producer Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon), Johnny has co-produced and written with some of the most exciting new artists in Glasgow. These include Gallus, Spyres, The Dunts, Dead Pony, Pleasure Heads and The Roly Mo, many of whom have been championed by Jack Saunders as 'Next Wave' artists with promising futures. Johnny sits and on an impressive catalogue of songs and continues to write and produce for many UK and international artists such as: Callum Beattie (Universal) Robin Ashcroft (Modern Sky), Tagavaka (Anujadeep), Beranger (RCA/Sony Germany), Cameron Hayes, Jennifer Stewart, SHAY, Prentice Robertson (Vistas) Joshua Grant, Sophie Wood and BEX.
Johnny’s tracks have seen extensive sync traction, including: The Champions League (BT Sport), The Europa League (BT Sport), The Syndicate (BBC1), Valentino's Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Brassic (Sky One) Made in Chelsea (E4) Tattoo fixers (E4) .