Monica Pacheco, artist name “AltaMoni” took the New Mexico Music scene by storm in 2009 with the release of her debut song “Pretend”. The name “AltaMoni” appropriately suits the beautiful young New Mexican singer as she stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
“Pretend” quickly rose to the top of radio stations play lists everywhere placing number 6 on the 89.1 KANW’s Top 20 of 2009. She hit charts in Monte Vista CO, KSLV in 2010 on the Top 45 Exitos with “Pretend” placing number 10 in August and “Tapame” placing number 25 in October. Her CD “Soy Quien Soy” is loaded with traditional New Mexico Music and will keep you dancing and energized throughout its entire duration.
Originally from Vadito, New Mexico, AltaMoni was surrounded by music. Her parents, grandparents, and uncles jammed at family gatherings. Memories of her dad along with his brothers singing “Mi Madresita” to their mom is a memory that is cherished by AltaMoni and greatly influences her to pursue her musical career. AltaMoni is a “people’s” artist who has remained extremely humble and shows tremendous gratitude for the blessing of her early success and overwhelming support from fans everywhere.
Some of her musical influences begin with her father who played trumpet and organ in a 1970‘s northern New Mexican band called “The Chicano Brass”. As a young girl, you would find AltaMoni singing along with the music of Selena, Sparx, and Leeann Rimes but is a fan of many artists throughout the music industry. At the age of 10, she sang “La Tristesa” with Harold Sanchez of the Blue Ventures, and her dad at an employee summer picnic.
Since the release of her album “Soy Quien Soy”, AltaMoni has toured with Tobias Rene and his band. She often shared the stage with Al Hurricane, Al Hurricane Jr, Roberto Griego, Sorela, Erika Bonilla, El Gringo, Agua Negra, Bo Brown, and Gonzalo.
To follow AltaMoni on this incredible journey visit her BLOG for current highlights and the release of her new CD “Seguire Cantando” produced by Jerry Dean.