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               Melanie Denard + Muddy Manninen (previously with Wishbone Ash) 

Melanie Denard
+ Special Guest  Muddy Manninen 


See Tour Dates Below

Former Wishbone Ash guitarist Muddy Manninen & Melanie Denard singer from

 Atlanta's MADAM COMPANY Tribute Band will be peforming bluesy 

originals and a collection of memorable covers 


 Melanie Denard started singing in church at a very young age.  She attended a high school for the Performing Arts in Atlanta GA 

 and traveled the world performing with an international touring company. After high school, she joined the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company performing in many stage shows.In 2003, she was a top 5 finalist in two cities (Atlanta and New York) for the VH1 series,‘Born To Diva’ which aired on television. Celebrity judges included Cory Rooney, Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child, Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas and Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins of TLC. Melanie was the lead singer of several bands spanning many years and honed her vocal skills studying, writing and recording with Jan Smith of Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta. In 2006, she had the opportunity to move to Nashville TN to pursue her career. While there, she recorded an album, 

‘Dare To Live’ with Dan Friszell at Legends Studio while studying voice with Renee Grant Williams.  Melanie  released 2 singles and promoted them by going on many radio tours throughout the southeast. She was also one of the lead singers in an all female Eagles tribute band called the ‘Sheagles’.The band toured for a few years and played at the House Of Blues in Houston TX and in Winslow, AZ just to name a few.

She moved back to Georgia in 2010 and continued singing for the Melanie Denard Band.In 2016, she had the idea of forming a tribute band paying homage to the legendary music of Bad Company, Free and Paul Rodgers. It is aptly named ‘Madam Company’ as it is the only Bad Company tribute band with a female singer. 

The band is managed by Lucy Piller of All Right Now Entertainment.  

Melanie will be touring the UK with Lucy Piller and Muddy Manninen (previously of Wishbone Ash) in October 2018 performing originals and covers.  She will also be going in to the studio to record vocals for an original song written by Muddy. showcase


Muddy Manninen has been a professional guitarist and songwriter since 1979. He has written for, recorded with, and toured globally with Wishbone Ash since 2004. Muddy has recorded 4 studio albums with Wishbone Ash, and was the main song writer on the last three albums, including the critically acclaimed “Blue Horizon”, which put Wishbone Ash back to the forefront of twin harmony rock guitar bands.

Muddy Manninen left Wishbone Ash in the spring of 2017 to pursue a solo career. “Long Player” is his first solo album. The album features guest appearances from Gregg Sutton, Jenny Darren, Hughie Flint and Patsy Gamble to name a few.

Since 2013 Muddy’s been part of Hipkiss, a band that also features Patsy Gamble on sax and vocals, and in 2017 he joined Jenny Darren’s Ladykillers.

Muddy will be touring the UK with Melanie Denard from the USA in Oct 2018

Performing Originals and covers, They will also be going in to the studio to record a fabulous Muddy song.


Sunday 7th Oct - Troubadour - London Opening for Big River Band Doors 8pm

Monday 8th Oct - Half Moon - Putney   93 Lower Richmond Road, London, UK   (30 min showcase)

Tuesday 9th Oct  The Beaverwood Club Beaverwood Rd, Chisleshurst Kent BR7 6HF - Doors 7.30pm
Opening for The Stevie Nimmo Band 

Thursday 11th Oct  - The Salutation - Ipswich Suffolk 9 pm Show

Friday 12th Oct - The Clarets Bar Chelmsford City FC. Salerno Way Chelmsford CM1 2EH 7.30pm 
Opening for Fleetwood Bac

Saturday 13th Oct -The Bull Colchester  8pm  2-4 Crouch St, Colchester Essex -  +
Saturday 13th Oct - The Bull  Guest appearence 10pm with
 Phil Hilborne Band in the Soundhouse

Just added
Melanie and Muddy will be performing a 2 hour show on Soho Radio with Tony Moore *******
Date TBA