Nerdkween is the moniker of singer/songwriter/composer Monica Arrington. Arrington was born in Indiana and brought up on her family’s farm in Alabama. Her parents who were former General Motors workers moved the family to the secluded countryside to live an alternative lifestyle. Her parents exposed her to spirituals, gospel music and Motown but early on, Arrington was drawn to musicals, pop and rock music. She later took classical vocal training in high school and studied musical composition in college. And this is when she began writing songs and learning to play piano and guitar.
After college, Arrington immediately moved to Atlanta to begin her musical career. Arrington continued to study different styles of music while developing her own unique sound through her analog and 4 track recordings. She self released several demos, which featured experimental elements in the underground music scene and received rave reviews and accolades from the press.
And though nerdkween produces and performs all her own material, she released her debut full-length recording, Synergy, with Stickfigure Records in which put out recordings of acts such as Snowden, Deerhunter and Xiu Xiu.