Ms. Monique, the sultry siren who’s been burning up stages on the blues and classic soul circuit, has given her market a facelift. After decades of legendary blues icons mirroring the beloved images of the bringers of Black folklore, Ms. Monique the apparent heiress to the blues and classic soul throne brings a fresh new persona to the Diva role amongst her contemporaries. Her Debut CD Soul Sessions Chapter I has become a classic soul favorite and has brought audiences to their knees with her smooth, purist R & B sound, reminiscent of the R & B legends Gladys Knight and Mavis Staples. The messages brought forth by her musical content, brings current the nostalgic sounds of forward expressionists Betty Wright and the edgy Millie Jackson….but what does a classical blues/soul singer look like? Past images of fan favorites have traditionally appeared as visually an extended blues family in look and feel. While the Koko Taylor’s and Bobby Blue Bland’s may not look to be sister and brother, they appear an iconic reflection of the fans of Classic Soul and Blues giving the fans a strong feeling of familiarity; almost a mirror image of ourselves.
Ms. Monique’s youthful glow, and blinding sexiness brings us all to our knees as the fans of this musical genre are getting younger and younger and her inherited Classic Soul and Blues wisdom seems to fuse the young with the old, the Black with the White, broadening her audience they way very few can.
Fans of Ms. Monique have been eagerly anticipating the official passing of the Classic Soul and Blues torch wondering when she would take autonomy of this musical platform. As a perfect marketable choice and a fan base that has reached worldwide status, Ms. Monique sighs, “Well, it is wonderful to be thought of in that way. Who wouldn’t love to be this face of what they’ve put they’re heart and soul into. But for now, I am enjoying pleasing my fans on the road, doing what I love to do. That’s gratifying.”
Ms. Monique, who has been enjoying on-going success with the release of her current single "You Did It To You" LIVE
She is obviously blending classic music with mainstream marketing elements. The show is said to be a refreshing new spin of one of the most classic genres of music.