Who is Madam Radar? (You may know a couple of these ladies from the group PAACK)
MADAM RADAR is an Americana rock band that punches hard with their explosive harmonies and eclectic original tunes. Having the unique advantage of three lead singers and songwriters, there’s something to be enjoyed for a variety of listeners. Once described as Fleetwood Mac meets the Eagles, there’s palpable energy in this family band that can be felt from the stage. Husband and wife Jace Cadle and Kelly Green are joined by her brother Kody Lee and his Girlfriend Violet Lea. Soaring guitar solos, sweeping vocals, rich harmonies, and the diversity in the songwriting as the lead singers swap tunes truly makes a MADAM RADAR show a unique experience.
MADAM RADAR has shared stages with Renowned acts such as Bon Jovi, Arc Angels, Lukas Nelson, Hayes Carll, Billy Joe Shaver, Jack Ingram, ShinyRibs, Jackie Venson, and Comedian Ron White. They are a two-time Black Fret Grant recipient and were the first Austin-based band to perform at the Moody Center in Austin, TX.
MADAM RADAR released their first full length album under the name The Texas KGB in 2016 titled Songs in the Key of Pain. In 2017, they released their second full length album titled Welcome Home. Both were recorded at 512 Studios with Omar Vallejo.
MADAM RADAR announced their name change after being awarded their second grant from Black Fret in December 2019 at The Black Ball at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. It was after this that they released their third full length album Madam Radar in 2020, recorded at The Finishing School and produced by Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens.
During the global pandemic shortly following the release of Madam Radar, the band had to find a unique way to navigate the difficult situation and created a livestream that blossomed into a variety show with a global reach and spanned 63 episodes from March of 2020 to June 2021. The MADAM RADAR Saturday Night Extravaganza featured a variety of covers as well as new originals, games and auctions for the fans to interact with the band, and even a Halloween and Christmas special with a bonus jingle created specifically for their favorite shot- Iron Hot, made out at Iron Wolf Ranch and Distillery in Spicewood, Texas.
In October of 2021, MADAM RADAR went back into The Finishing School with Gordy Quist and Steve Christensen to record their newest studio album SPEAKS. It was released to a sold out show July 30th of 2022 at the 04 Center in Austin, TX..
Kelly Green-(lead/slide guitar/vocals)
Kody Lee – (drums/saxophone/vocals)
Jace Cadle- (rhythm guitar/vocals)
Violet Lea – (bass/vocals)