Fans still talk with passion about Maddie Rice’s searing set at the 10th New York Game Awards. Following last year’s breathtaking set that featured songs nominated for The Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a video game, musician Maddie Rice, who is the guitarist in the Saturday Night Live band, will once again sing and play for all fans of the New York Game Awards. Get your tickets here!
Maddie is a New York City-based guitarist, singer and songwriter who sharpened her musical abilities at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the past, she performed as part of the house band at the Global Citizens Festival. There, she played guitar for artists as diverse as French Montana, Carole King and Kelly Clarkson. She recently toured with electronic dance music artist Big Wild, where her guitar skills added a unique layer to the band’s synth-heavy sounds. Maddie has a diverse talent that has taken her all over the world. Her talent has no limits, and she has toured the world with international performers.
As part of Rubblebucket, a Brooklyn indie-rock band, Maddie added incredible strings to songs like their hit, Fruity. She’s even dipped her toe into Korean pop music, touring with the group Taeyang internationally. Maddie is well-versed in the universal language of jamming out, which has translated to her stunning recreations for Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music Award nominees.
Maddie’s been called a prodigy from a young age, but with her cool demeanor while shredding out notes, you might never know how fierce her passion for her work is. Maddie has been playing since she was about 13 years old.
When you tune in on 2/1/22, you’ll find that the songs Maddie will be performing will fit right to the way we are right now. One thing is certain. You will be moved!
Watch the show on Twitch or YouTube beginning at 7:30 pm ET for our preshow with Geoff Keighley and 8:00 pm ET for the big event itself.
–Hunter Fenollol contributed to this story.