Ones to Watch in 2011: Nomi Madness?
Nomi Madness? is a flamboyant piece of electro-pop bubble gum and I can't stop chewing! In reading his bio, it seems like music and entertainment in general has always been a strong influence in his life. He sang in competitions as a young child, wowing crowds with his high notes and elaborate, self-choreographed dance routines (courtesy of VH1). Things were going swimmingly - that is until the family picked up and moved off to Georgia. While George may be known for blues music, it was a different kind of BLUE that Nomi Madness was feeling. Feeling like an outcast, Nomi acted out, started wearing makeup and clip on earrings to school at age 12. Needless to say, this didn't earn him many fans at the school and he was subsequently kicked out and placed in an alternative school. At the age of 15, Nomi returned to New York and dove right back into the music he loved so much.
Working odd jobs including Sam Goody and as a Go Go dancer, Nomi Madness worked hard to get his dreams off of the ground. Funding and producing his own demos, Nomi started pedaling his tunes to the record labels, playing gigs wherever he could all throughout Greenwich Village. After he was deemed "too Broadway" for American Idol, Nomi packed up his life and headed to Hollywood for a shot at doing what he loved (and...you know. Earning a living doing so).
Once in Hollywood, Nomi picked right up where he left off, landing a role as an extra in the Christina Aguilera/Cher film Burlesque, numerous music video spots and not to mention - a bit part in Showgirls 2 (playing a dancer). Working by night at a Vegas style club, “Drais Hollywood Nightclub,” Nomi and his co-workers (aspiring songwriters, beatmakers and producers) got together regularly and started putting together some new musical material. It was at this time that Nomi reignited his passion for makeup design, eventually using his earnings from Drais Hollywood to hire a stylist and help put together the look that is today - a part of NOMI MADNESS?.
Nomi Madness is ready to take the world by storm with his sassy, sexy electro-pop sound and bold, glitzy image. His first release - The Fairy Tale EP is a magnificent little electro-pop nugget, sure to bring all the boys to the dance floor (and maybe some girls too). Nomi worked closely with a whole slew of producers and music makers, including David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus), Imani Coppola (Little Jackie) and Gina G & Johnny X (Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit) to name a few.
The EP is available for download on iTunes HERE. You can sample a couple of the EP's songs on Nomi's YouTube page, including "Red Wine Girl" (David Kahne Remix), "Eye Candy" (Virgin Version) and "The Rush" (Clubbed Mix) [BELOW]. Be on the look out for a new REMIX EP called The Rush Collection and make sure you download Nomi Madness?' free Fairy Tale Mixtape HERE. Can't wait to hear more from this talented guy! With all that he's had to deal with, he definitely deserves a little success in his life.