HARTFORD’S CREATIVE SPACE FOR MUSICIANS.
Take your lunch break at Parkville Sounds and enjoy the sweet sounds of Maddie Jay and drummer Eric Derwallis. The first of our intimate concert series in our Sound Stage, chill on couches while enjoying the soundscape of Maddie's dynamic music.
Thursday October 24
Maddie Jay is an artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. While she uses songwriting to explore her inevitable LA angst, she draws from lighter, vintage inspired influences such as Harry Nilsson and The Beach Boys to round out her palette. Maddie is a self proclaimed “bedroom producer” and her roots as a bass player heavily inform the beats and productions that she creates in her apartment, referencing everything from psychedelic rock to lo-fi hip-hop to jangle pop to create an immersive, upbeat sound. Maddie grew up in the wilderness of northern British Columbia, Canada. Her musical foundation was laid down by a small but thriving folk music community which propelled her into working musicianship before graduating high school. She found her first real love in the bass guitar at 16 and never looked back. Maddie went on to attend Berklee College of Music on scholarship, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a “hired gun.” After finding more satisfaction in her days off working on her laptop, she began releasing music under her own name.
The parkville sessions
in the news
Hartford Courant - September 26, 2019
“We've had a great experience at Parkville Sounds. It's a relief to have a studio nearby with such high quality equipment where local musicians don't need to worry about noise levels.” - Dan Deutsch
“Been here twice for a band practice (for a Very new group). This spot has been perfect for interviewing musicians and practicing with everyone mic'd up. We plan to keep coming back because it's so affordable, and we don't have to lug around a drum set, amps, or mics. The snacks and coffee maker are a fun bonus to the awesome atmosphere of this place. Parking is free onsite, and it's centrally located in Hartford, making it a perfect spot for us!” - Lauren Michaud