Emerging out of Tampa, Fl, the twin duo call themselves Monétique. These determined sisters write and compose original music ranging from gospel, pop, and R&B. Born of West Indian and Portuguese family, their style envelopes a bit of soul, splash of rock with an international flair.
Currently Monétique (pronounced Mo-nay-eek) is self-promoting their group throughout the state of Florida, the nation of Portugal, (and now NYC) from churches to clubs, the internet, and soon, arenas! Monétique is currently in the studio recording music for their first studio album/EP as well as digital releases. Their latest project "Don't Put Me in a Box"-EP will be released on 12-21-12 WORLDWIDE and on iTunes (and other digital e-tailers).
Monétique consists of Evette and Evonne Archer. Formally known in school as the “Archer Twins”, this group not only had a mutual love of sports, but a mutual passion in using music to reach lives. So, this current project is part of an even larger career developmental plan! The sky is the limit, and if these twins could fly…they would.
Some of Monétique’s influences include: Mariah Carey, Jazmine Sullivan, Jessie J, Alicia Keys, Group 1 Crew, John Mayer, Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill, Cold Play, Brandy, Ryan Leslie, and Natasha Bedingfield. Look out for Monétique’s upcoming performances and activities on youtube, twitter, and Facebook fan page. Check back often for more new music!
"There's a long history of successful twin acts in pop music: Tegan and Sara, the Bee Gees, Nelson, the Proclaimers, the National.
Add to that list Tampa's Monétique. Evonne and Evette Archer are twin sisters of Portuguese and West Indian descent, who grew up singing gospel in their church and, after graduating from USF, are now pushing for a career in R&B. The two songs they've made available for public consumption reveal a nuanced, intricate approach to pop music -- I Won't Forget blends unconventional beats and rhythms with twinkling synths and hummable hooks; Unparalleled is a jazzy, piano-based pop ballad in the vein of Sia or Natasha Bedingfield." - JAY CRIDLEY, Tampa Bay Times- Soundcheck