With a smooth and silky voice that will warm your heart, Madeline Doornaert sings tunes rooted in the comfort of music by 1970s singer-songwriters. Her writing is deeply inspired by acoustic storytellers – among them, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Janis Ian – for their honest, genuine, and intimate songs.
Doornaert began performing at the age of ten with her best friend, Addie Burrows, in a pop/folk duo called GeorgiaRose. Acclaimed for their creative and tight harmonies, the girls performed their arrangements and original music at various Windsor festivals and venues actively from 2008-2014. They opened for The S’aints and Billy Raffoul in December 2011.
Through her high school and postsecondary education, Madeline continued exploring multiple styles of singing, including folk, jazz, and opera. Her voice fell comfortably into a retro pop style after falling in love with Janis Ian’s “Between the Lines” and learning every song from Carole King’s “Tapestry”.
She performed as a soloist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for their Neighbourhood Concert Series in April 2019.
Madeline is a back-up singer in The Family Soul, a horn-fueled soul band, including some of Windsor’s finest musicians, Michael Hargreaves, Crissi Cochrane, and Kelly Hoppe.
Madeline released her first single, ‘Sunscreen’, in November 2019. She is currently recording her debut album, which will be released in 2020.