Madden Klass

Madden Klass

Mike Doughty, Space Junk is Forever, Wheatus, Raavi & the Houseplants

New York drummer, Madden Klass, is a vibrant, multifaceted player with uncommonly varied influences. Inspired by the most demanding and exacting live drummers who have found success as band members, Madden has always seen her role as a player in the composition.

Madden challenges herself with eclectic & intensely progressive material, but her roots lie in her early fandoms: heavy rock, hip-hop, and pop. She recently took on the demanding opportunity of being the sole drummer on the Mike Doughty/Wheatus USA tour, where she performed the acclaimed Soul Coughing record, œRuby Vroom front to back as well as the Wheatus support set, which encompassed a repertoire loaded with tricky sticking & nuanced groove.

The project she dedicates a significant amount of time to is called, "Space Junk is Forever". This is a keyboard-driven prog-rock group featuring a Hammond B3, Rhodes, soaring guitar, precise bass lines and technically challenging drum parts with an emphasis on melody in regard to the cymbal arrangements.

Additionally, she is the drummer for Alternative/Indie group Raavi and the Houseplants who released their debut LP in December of 2019. Her role in the band consists of creating subtle yet unusual parts that lock in with the bassist and support the vocals, while keeping the emphasis on groove.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Great American Music Hall– playing with Mike Doughty and Wheatus was a very memorable show for me. The energy in the room, and the room itself, really fueled me to play to my fullest potential and soak up the moment.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Watching other drummers throughout my day absolutely inspires me to hop on the kit and express myself. If I need some extra practice motivation, I pull up some killing performances on Youtube or Instagram that have caught my attention.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    Vic Firth just clicks for me. It's what I started with, and it's what I use today. These sticks help carry my playing and allow me to feel comfortable in any setting.


Mike Doughty, Space Junk is Forever, Wheatus, Raavi & the Houseplants