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Monophonics is a prime example of the talent spewing forth from the streets of San Francisco and the musical standards set by the Bay Area for many decades. Since forming in 2005, Monophonics has become the hottest funk band in the Bay Area with their retro sound, style, and approach stemming from the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Winners of SF Weekly’s “Best of the Bay” Award for Funk/Soul/R&B band and featured in Relix Magazine’s “On The Rise” column, a new album and tour will ensure that 2010 is the breakout year for the band.
On September 25, 2010, Monophonics will headline The Independent in San Francisco to celebrate the release of their second full-length album, which features guest performances by Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), Mic Gillette (Tower of Power) and Jonathan Korty (Vinyl). Joining Monophonics will be soul-rock band Grillade and DJ Colt 45. As a special thank you, a free digital download of the new album will be sent to all advanced ticket purchasers before the album is available to the general public. In addition, all members of the Monophonics fan club will be able to purchase tickets before the general public. (You must be on the Monophonics email list no later than 12:00pm PT on July 28 to gain access to the pre-sale.)
Since releasing their debut album “Playin and Simple” in September 2007, the band’s popularity has grown thanks to performances at such major festivals as New Orleans Jazz Fest, High Sierra Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival and Las Tortugas Festival. Members of the band also appear on The New Mastersounds’ album, “Live in San Francisco.” But perhaps a review by the website Jambase.com best sums up what Monophonics is all about:
“Monophonics has been stirring quite the buzz throughout the bay area over the last few years with their organic seven piece funk out fit that sends the dance floor into a fury with their horn section that never disappoints.”
• 4 performances at New Orleans Jazzfest (2010)
• Performed at High Sierra Music Festival (2008)
• Performed at Joshua Tree Music Festival (2009)
• Performed at Las Tortugas Festival (2008, 2007)
• Best Funk/Soul/R&B band in SF Weekly’s Best Of The Bay Awards 2007
• Tour history spans more than 300 dates
• Featured on live album from The New Mastersounds
• Forthcoming album features Karl Denson, Mic Gillette and members of Vinyl
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