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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Funk Rock Urban/R&B: Funk Moods: Mood: Upbeat Moods: Mood: Party Music Jazz: Jazz-Funk

By Location
United States - California - SF

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The Bay Area music scene has been setting standards for many decades. The Monophonics are another prime example of the talent spewing forth from the streets of San Francisco and surrounding areas. Since forming in 2005, The Monophonics have evolved into SF Weekly's "Best of the Bay" winners for their retro sound, style, and approach. They have become one of the hottest upcoming live instrumental funk bands with inspirations stemming from the late 1960s and 1970s. Their popularity has continued to grow since their first album "Playin and Simple" was released in September 2007. Their goal – to spread the funk and maintain the classic Bay Area funk sound – has gained them recognition as young heavy-hitters in the soul, jazz, and funk community. Their musical intelligence and funky sound has landed them guest appearances by saxophonist Karl Denson, vocalist Marcus Scott, and Tower of Power's own Mic Gillette on their second album, due to release this year.