A person wearing a red shirt giving a thumbs up. Two men behind. One with a electric bass guitar, the other with an acoustic guitar.

Madi Duncan and Amateur Hour / Image via Ben Rosnau

We were blessed to have Madi Duncan & Amateur Hour stop by our office to play us a few of their groovy tunes.


0:08 – Another Day Alone, Except
4:09 – Tall, Dark, And Grusome
7:03 – Venetian Red

Check out Madi here: https://linktr.ee/madijduncan

From madiduncan.com:

“Having shared the stage with Foo Fighters, Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club), and received the praise of Said The Whale and Todd Kerns (Age of Electric, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy + the Conspirators), Madi has lived several rock ‘n’ roll moments and is working towards more.

In Madi’s music, sometimes they take the form of flamboyant B-movie cowboy with a taste for vengeance, other times they appear to be made of shattered glass, as they vocalize their lamentations.

Primarily influenced by David Byrne, Sparks, the film Eraserhead, Love, and Edgar Allan Poe, Madi is an eclectic mix of fun, absurdity, and an existential crisis.”

If you (or someone you know) is a musician based around Nanaimo, BC who would like to be featured in a future episode of The Navigator Sessions, please email a recording / short description of your music to video@thenav.ca—we would love to hear from you!



Ben is a third-year Digital Media Studies student. A theatre kid at heart, he has worked extensively on and off stage with several local drama groups. He enjoys hiking, recording music, and reading nature books. As an avid birder, he is liable to run off at the drop of a hat in search of rare birds.

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