Monophonics

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

Monophonics

Marshall House Project

Friday, April 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Monophonics
Monophonics
"One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!" – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today's musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as "Psychedelic Soul."

The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4" tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA.

Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O'Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Back- ground Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass.
Marshall House Project
Marshall House Project
Marshall House Project is a driving soul-funk outfit with one foot rooted in the deep pockets of the past and the other fearlessly exploring the deep fry of the future. The sound is an electric eclectic love-child: the product of an affair between Jimi Hendrix and the Funky Meters, after a long night of drinking with space aliens, and jamming to Bob on the jukebox. MHP delivers a mash-up of energetic funk and slinky soul with a psychedelic twist and a chili salt rim. The mission: to create an uplifting dance experience, spun full of twists and turns, interlaced with conscious reflective lyrics, expanding, contracting and alive like a universe unto itself.

The band began as a project. In a house. On Marshall Dr. After years of jams and evolution, the lineup slowly began crystallizing circa 2012 into its current state. The founder, guitarist and primary songwriter is Sam Hamby. He has been there since the beginning, and his name is synonymous with greasy guitar mastery. Sami writes with a message in mind, and is generous when it comes to sizzling solos, skanky rhythms and blowing minds. On the drums isMatty Tucker. He is powerful and dextrous behind the kit and serves up a plethora of cutty beats, laced with serpentine breaks and multidimensional sensibilities. Bass guitar is held down tight by Alex Izzarelli. He is constantly innovating and consistently carving out deep grooves and envelope popping bass-lines; guaranteed to get the floor quakin' and the booty shakin'. Percussionist Michael“Boots,” a seasoned drummer in his own right, rides the rhythm like a wave on a magic conga carpet, sprinkling cowbell-salted-caramel through the cracks.

Marshall House Project is one of the premier bands working in and around Sonoma County, and is steadily gaining momentum, earning fans and extending its reach. The group is constantly expanding their repertoire, and honing their craft in order to cultivate a fresh, quality show every time they take the stage. Simply put, Marshall House Project is a real treat to experience.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/