Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics have proudly carried on the tradition of the psychedelic soul music native to their hometown. Monophonics was formed in 2005, and since then the band has created a signature psychedelic soul sound, impressing audiences with their energetic live show. Originally an instrumental ensemble, the last two years have shown the band expanding their instrumental sound into vocals for the first time. The foundation of the band is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles O’Mahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made featuring Ryan Scott and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the 60s and 70s soul music the band is inspired by, all while keeping its feet planted firmly in the present.
2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for Monophonics, with the announcement of their newest record, Sound of Sinning, recorded at Transistor Sound in San Rafael, CA slated for release 4/14/2015. Recently the band premiered the “making of video” for their new track “Holding Back Your Love,” giving fans a peep into how they recreated such a timeless sound.