The music group Bratko Bibič & The Madleys is closely associated with the work of its founder Bratko Bibič. He is one of the most prominent and internationally acclaimed Slovene musicians, an unconventional author-composer, accordionist, performer-interpreter, cultural activist and urban theorist. As an all-round artist Bibič has been invigorating the Slovene musical scene as well as stages abroad in different bands – Begnagrad, Nimal, Bratko Bibič & The Madleys, and Accordion Tribe, featuring accordionists Guy Klucevsek (USA), Otto Lechner (Austria), Maria Kalianemi (Finland) and the late Lars Holmer (Sweden).
The Madleys are Bratko Bibič's long-distance group, never really fixed, with changing personnel from trio to larger ensembles. Usually it is adapted to various usages, from performing music for his tricky and edgy montage of archival film material to live concerts.