Spotlight: Maddy Jane

Maddy Jane
(Image credit: Ruby Boland)

HAILS FROM: Bruny Island, TAS
PLAYS: Solo (with a killer backing band)
SOUNDS LIKE: High-energy alt-rock with a folk edge
LATEST DROP: "You're Not Mine" (single out now via Sony)

What’s your current go-to guitar?
I’m pretty much always playing my 2015/16 Japanese (MIJ) Classic ‘60s Tele Custom – it’s a Candy Apple red, double-bound beauty that I saved from being stuck at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. I nagged the guy in the shop to sell me this Tele – he said he was selling it to the Uni, but I went in every day and nagged until he made the right decision and let me have it. I love it for all the reasons: it’s perfect for my sound, my small hands and my playing style!

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…