Brazilian/American singer/songwriter Monica da Silva has spent her life bouncing between two continents.
Wherever she goes her musical muse tags along. And like a new dress or a great pair of flip flops, inspired lyrics and catchy melodies are things she picks up along the way.
Beginning in childhood with the piano and the flute and always singing, Monica went on to write songs and perform with her siblings under the name Nectar. The three toured the college and bar circuit extensively...in a big, white van.
Monica then set out on her own, performing and recording her first solo album. Co-writing with guitarist Brett Ratner (who has written and produced songs for prime time shows such as "Criminal Minds," "Saving Grace," "The Wedding Bells," and "My Name is Earl") and co-producing with Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Rick Barnes (Lucky Boys Confusion, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Liquid Soul), the album delivers melodic, accessible power pop, combined with elements of electronica. Add Monica's lilting, disarming, and heartfelt vocals and you have a sound that is unmistakably unique yet instantly familiar.
Not letting her Brazilian heritage (and tri-lingual writing skills) go to waste, Monica records many of her best songs in Spanish as well as Portuguese. Armed with exotic good looks as well as formidable talent, expect Monica to take American and Latin American audiences by storm in the coming year.