Born and raised in Seattle, Washington Mads fell in love with guitar playing and songwriting at an early age. He found his passion and a doorway to another realm. Music for him is a spiritual connection within all beings that inspires, motivates and heals. His first experiences performing were on the streets of Seattle at Pike Place Market at only 14 years old. He was one of the youngest buskers there. He quickly got a name for himself and learned a lot about performing, singing, songwriter and musicianship from the older performers at the Market and he made a home for himself there. While working jobs and busking, Mads soon found himself 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 performed and collaborated internationally with Allen Stone, Infidelix, James McCartney (Paul McCartney's son), Bobby Long, Common Market, Michael Shrieve of Santana, Dylan Gardner, ZOE, Whitney Monge, Gabriel Wolfchild, Tommy Dean, Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies, and many more legends.
After writing and recording multiple albums and headlining major shows with a band and solo in Seattle for years and touring across the USA, Mads decided to go international and went on his first European tour in 2017.
With just a guitar, a backpack and a tour booked, Mads bought a one way ticket to Dublin, Ireland and left. Not knowing if he'd ever return home. In Europe, he performed on the streets, in cafes, bars, restaurants, open jams/mics, hostels, squats, protests, and venues supporting himself. It wasn't long until he was recognized and got a record deal for his single "Make Up My Mind", in Vienna, Austria, which got over 20,000 streams on Spotify within its first two weeks, played the Strange Days Music Festival in Italy, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, played sold out and packed shows, and wrote and recorded new music inspired and influenced by the rich musical heritage and experiences of the European cultures and continent.
After nearly a year and a half of touring over 20 different countries and living across Europe Mads returned home to Seattle with a new international following, outlook and sound. This experience radically changed his life. Soon after he returned he got invited to perform at the Tacoma Dome for thousands of people opening for the Professional Bull Riding rodeo as well as playing multiple shows in the Seattle area. He also got an opportunity to record a new EP at Studio X, formerly known as Bad Animals, which he released on May 1st independently. After the release of his EP, he went on tour down the West Coast and played multiple headlining shows as well in California.
Mads Jacobsen is currently living in Sicily, Italy waiting out to Pandemic and recording and playing music. His new song Corona Virus Blues got the attention of his hometown news station Kiro 7 and a record deal with Global Rockstar Music. It now is his most played song with around 35000 streams on Spotify and almost 10000 views on YouTube and growing.