Thursday, 20 April 2017

Elvis Presley Under The Covers by Michael Madden - YouTube

I have frequent debates with my son about the merits of modern artists such as Justin Bieber versus The King himself. He doubts the popularity of Elvis Presley based on his number of YouTube hits.

It cannot be denied that JBs hits are measured in the hundreds of millions, but that is probably because he performs in the digital age.

The six songs featured in Elvis Under The Covers have the following Youtube stats...

Can't Help Falling In Love 47.5m
In The Ghetto 44.4m
Don't Be Cruel 8.2m
Heartbreak Hotel 10.9m
Jailhouse Rock 79.2m
Teddy Bear 2.1m

Not bad for someone who died almost 28 years before YouTube was created!



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Elvis Under The Covers By Michael Madden - The Songs

The six songs featured in Elvis Under The Covers can now be revealed...
Can't Help Falling In Love
In The Ghetto
Don't Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Bear
These Elvis Presley originals have been covered more than any others.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Elvis Under The Covers - by Michael Madden

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of The King Of Rock And Roll, Elvis Presley. Elvis Under The Covers explores the legacy of The King in terms of the artists that have covered six of his most popular songs.

The foreword for the book will be written by your very own Mike Sanchez.
With contributions from Mike Sanchez, Al Kooper, Mary Coughlan and (hopefully) many more, the book aims to illustrate the everlasting impact that Elvis Presley has had on popular music.
The book is scheduled for release in August 2017, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of The King.

Keep checking back for more information. #elvisunderthecovers

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Raven

Cant believe I allow myself to get so busy. As soon as one thing finishes another two start, and the latest of these is The Raven. This is an adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe classic that will be performed at the Buxton Festival Fringe on four dates in July. For more details visit

There is then a book of horror and scifi short stories. To be honest I've not got very far with this one yet.

Next up its Stags 2 - working title 'Infidelity'. I have loads of material for this - now its all about weaving it into a story.

Then there is Mmm...No2...Cookbook. Got half of the recipes, need to finalise the other half and then get on with it!.

Finally, there's 'The History Of Zombies'. I am almost a third of the way through creating this, and in terms of writing this is my focus at the moment. Ideally I will have it finished before the kids break up for summer - but its unlikely at this stage.

Sadly another Mike Sanchez gig is at the bottom of my priority list, but that may all change very quickly.

More later....

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Radio time!

Well, it is the run up to Christmas and a popular time for book sales. I'm doing my bit by getting out there to local radio stations for interviews - and even a competition to win tickets to Mike Sanchez and his Band live at Level Two in Buxton on 21st December. Ticket sales are going very well!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Latest Update: May 2014. The book is now available! Amazon still havent sorted an image out and officially its not launched until 1st June, but it is definitely out there - got my copies yesterday. Mike has been opening for Jeff Beck on the UK leg of his world tour, and last week I found myself in the surreal position of signing flyers in the foyer of the Bridgewater Hall. Its all rock & roll this week too as we head to the 100 Club in London for the official launch, followed by a local launch at Level Two in Buxton on 1st June.

Theres also been a couple of pieces of publicity

Mike Sanchez Planet Jive

Mike Sanchez Derbyshire Times

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mike Sanchez Big Town Playboy - a new gig by Michael Madden

The text is now with the publisher and the discography is being refined. Mike is sifting through photos - hoping to get a call with him today.

Been speaking to Rich Media, a PR company based in Sale with very good connections. Planning promotions rom April onwards.

We have also decided to go into the business of gig promotion - we are staging our very own Mike Sanchez show at Level Two in Buxton. Its a bit scary - costing around £2,500 to put on the gig, and at £12 a ticket - you do the maths. Local band The Barracudas will be the support act, and Mike will be bringing his full six piece including Martin Winning and Nick Lunt on horns. We'll probably get the lovely Sarah singing a few numbers too.

So if you are around the Peak District on Sunday 1st June - come along. Or better still email for tickets.

Mike Sanchez Big Town Playboy Facebook Page