Frequently Asked Questions
What Instruments are in Madstone?
Madstone has 2 guitars, a bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. Madstone also has 3 vocalists for some awesome harmonies.
What does the booking process look like?
Your first step is to get pricing and availability. After you decide we're a good fit for your event, we'll send you a digital contract. Once you sign the digital contract, you'll be prompted for a 25% deposit. Once we've received your signed contract and deposit, your date is secure and we start planning out your music.
How far in advance should we book Madstone?
We encourage you to book as early as is feasible since weekend dates book up fast. As a general rule, we recommend at least 3 months or more in advance. We reserve dates on a first come, first served basis.
Are your rates negotiable?
Due to the high caliber musicians we use, which prevents any mishaps due to inexperience, our musicians expect a certain level of compensation. We also bring the highest quality equipment and instruments, no cut corners. Our rates are usually non-negotiable and so are your expectations as they should be.
Do you play outdoors?
Yes, our only concerns are the safety of the equipment and our musicians and the ability to provide quality music. That means we must be in full shade, all sides, with no precipitation. Water and heat are the enemy.
Does Madstone allow some choice in the music played?
Yes, Madstone does allow some choice. We play a mix of country, classic rock, and blues. We spend many hours honing our craft. If we have not played the song, or do not have the lyrics available, we probably won't do a great job so we don't allow changes while performing (although sometimes a big tip might change our mind from one of your guests) We also don't mind a guest singer provided we know far enough in advance and that person makes themselves available to come to our studio in Temple Texas for a run-through. That being said, once you have booked Madstone, we will be reaching out to you with a fairly large selection of songs to choose from. If soon enough, we may be able to learn 2 or 3 you request, provided we can sing it and play it. For example, don't ask us to play Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift.