Madison Avenue was an Australian dance duo active from 1999 to 2003. Formed by DJ Andy Van Dorsselaer and vocalist Cheyne Coates, they are best known for the song “Don’t call me baby”, number one in UK and New Zealand and top ten in the rest of Europe.
The pair first met at the end of the 1990’s in a nightclub and decided to work together mainly as writers and producers. That was the first single “Fly”, featuring Kellie Wolfgram as the singer.
Soon, however, Andy noticed Cheyne’s vocal qualities and the next single was assigned to her.
“Don’t call me baby” was a smash hit. It sold 400,000 copies in the UK alone.
In 2000, a new single called “Who the hell are you” was released.
In their short career, Madison Avenue released only one album: “The polyester embassy”. It contained Australian top ten singles “Everything you need” and “Reminiscing”.
In 2003, the duo broke up but Cheyne went on to pursue a solo career. Her solo album “Something wicked this way comes” didn’t find the same success though.
Andy went on to form the band Vandalism, an electro house group with Cassie Van Dorsselaer as vocalist.
In a recent interview, he told he turned down Madison Avenue reunion show because Cheyne. “I’ve had gig requests. Not little ones, but big ones, worth a lot of money. Each time I went to Cheyne and she’s just not interested in doing that any more. Her world has moved on. She’s married with three kids. Her life is in a different place now. I don’t want to speak on her behalf, but each time she seems less and less interested”.