Stevi Madison… was born and raised in Southern California. She is the only child of Michael Smith and singer/songwriter, Ellie Michaels.
Stevi has been singing and performing since the age of 4 and wrote her first song on the piano at 12, “Where Were You When You Were Young.” She wrote the song for her eighth grade graduation from St. Mary and All Angels and gave them the right to use the song in school promotions. Through the years, she has performed in numerous musical theatre presentations, variety and talent shows and worked in studios as a back up singer. She has also been fortunate to perform for non-profit organizations which include MIA/POW and VFW events.
Miss Madison’s resume also includes modeling. She has posed for teen fashion prints/CD covers and for many new aspiring photographers’ portfolios. The highlight of her modeling career has been working with the published photographer, Patricia De La Rosa.
In 2006, Stevi moved to Nashville, Tennessee to live with her cousin, country western singer/songwriter, Brandon Sandefur. Brandon landed his song, “Right Between the Lies,” on the Country/Western Charts in 1999. She knew he could give her advice and insight into the industry and the Nashville scene. He started by telling her to go to Feebee Binkley for vocal instruction. Feebee has helped many aspiring singers strengthen their vocal performance and reach their full potential.
While continuing her vocal training, Stevi attended Lipscomb University where she met David “PK” Biondolillo, an engineer with Sound Stage Studios. Their friendship led to her first studio mix called, “Ready.” From there, PK asked her to record a country/rock single, “Beautiful,” composed by fellow engineer/songwriter, Billy Decker.
Missing the California sunshine, Stevi returned to Orange County. By chance, she answered an ad for a vocalist and found an opportunity to compose and record music with Michael Annas Allaf, accomplished producer, guitarist and songwriter, who has worked on several major label releases in the past few years (including artists Brandy, Jessica Simpson and Will Smith.) Together, Stevi and Michael have written and recorded two songs,“Just Another” and “Ready for My Life” in a mix of country/pop/rock.
Stevi continues to record and produce with PK and Michael, creating a mix of Nashville and California influenced music. She is also in the process of forming her own band, singing original and cover songs to a diverse audience.
Please visit and learn more about Stevi by going to her music page at www.myspace.com/stevimadison.