Monophonics + Alanna Royale at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz
Moe's Alley welcomes back Psychedelic Soul favorites MONOPHONICS for a funky Saturday night dance party. Special guests Alanna Royale support so come early and don't miss a beat! $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: http://www.moesalley.com/eat_at_moes.php http://www.monophonics.com/ http://www.alannaroyale.com/ ABOUT 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" (out now 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) ...with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass. ABOUT ALANNA ROYALE Alanna Royale combines the best elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, all executed by their fearless leader and sensual vocalist, Alanna Quinn-Broadus, an unparalleled rhythm section - Jared Colby on guitar, Gabriel Golden on bass and Matt Snow on drums - and a tremendously talented two-piece horn section - Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone. Without a single recorded song, Alanna Royale was able to obtain an impressive fan base and a reputation solely because of their unforgettable live performances. In January of 2013, the band released its debut EP, Bless Her Heart, which led to sold-out shows across Nashville and prompted Mike Grimes, owner of the world famous Grimey's to declare them, "the next big thing." The band's vivacious and soulful live shows have catapulted Alanna Royale onto the music scene. And now, thanks to their impressive fanbase and reputation, Alanna Royale's, ACHILLES, is posed to skyrocket them to superstardom. Recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the album was engineered and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), and features a revolving door of local talent including members of Los Colognes, Fly Golden Eagle and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Alanna Royale shines bright by marrying smooth, retro roots with dirty Rock n' Roll attitude. Since the release of Bless Her Heart, the band has shared the stage with some of Nashville's finest, and made appearances at Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, East Nashville Underground and Music City Roots. They've been featured in Garden & Gun and Nashville Lifestyles and on NPR. 6 members, 5 beards, 2 horns, 1 lady. get into it.