Born and raised in Seattle, Washington Mads realized at an early age that music was his bliss, passion and life calling. He began street performing, also known as "busking", at Pike Place Market at 14. There he learned how to hone his craft of performing live, and songwriting. He was mentored by many of the local performers and musicians.
Within a few years he was performing in Seattle's largest venues such as the Moore Theater, Paramount Theater, Neptune Theater and the Triple Door and headlining the main music venues in town. He has played shows and collaborated internationally with the likes of Allen Stone, Infidelix, James McCartney (Paul McCartney's son), Michael Shrieve of Santana, Bobby Long, RA Scion of Common Market, Dylan Gardner, Whitney Monge, Gabriel Wolfchild, ZOE, and many more.