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Freddy Monday

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The best kept secret in music



Five bars go by on "Blow up The World," the opening track of Freddy Monday's new full-length, and you realize quickly: This man is serious.
Once again, we're astounded by the creativity and moxie displayed by an area musician. The effort looks and especially sounds like a major label release, and it should-the album was mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine, showing Monday was mega-serious about the disc's aural quality. The entire album,which doesn't list studio information, brings one thought to mind: If Words In Pencil was home-recorded, it's one of the most perfect such jobs we've ever heard, and that's saying a mouthful.
As a singer-songwriter, Monday is upbeat and buoyant with a serious pop bent, but with a mature demeanor. In fact, we were expecting a dour, sour record with the first two titles being "Blow Up The World" and "The End Of Your Life," but Monday's writing style is of life, not dark matters. Plus, the obvious Beatles and Beach Boys influences on display here seem almost refreshing in this over-sampled music era.
The effervescent Monday and his band Sorethumb have been area music favorites for a long while now: they have performed at New York Islanders games and other top venues. Monday should not have trouble shopping this to major labels and getting at the very least a publishing deal, because Words In Pencil surely seems like an important first step for a sparkling new talent on the national scene. Monday surely will be on any pop music fan's mind, every day of the week.
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-Syl Nathan

"Freddy Monday-Words In Pencil"

From what I can gather, Freddy Monday must be a pretty happy guy. With a sound that’s pretty well surmised as being described as a cross between Gavin Degraw and Jason Mraz, his upbeat, poppy songs pay homage to the brighter side of life. While he’s thankfully not as gratuitously happy as “Walking on Sunshine,” he’s definitely mastered the art of writing the pseudo-inspirational ditty. Just look at lines like “no such thing as impossible/believe in who you are” in “Your Own Shadow.” Words in Pencil is unceasingly bright and carefree, as he writes of “being king someday” and seeing shooting stars. While some songs employ harder guitars than others, the album is definitely very laid back and faithfully consistent all the way through. Instrumentally, the album never really lets loose with any fantastic solos, although there is a nice mix of modern and vintage sounding pop mixed together. “End of Your Life,” for example, makes use of a little accordion in the back to add some flavor, while “Blow Up the World” sounds very much modern. Interestingly, Monday does take a softer turn on “If I Keep It Up,” opened with acoustic guitar and taking a more troubled approach lyrically, as he sings of losing a girl. But no doubt with vigor and energy. If Words in Pencil is anything, it’s honest. Freddy’s not cryptic or pretentious, he’s just plain happy. His Beatles-esque sound is a perfect example of honest pop-songwriting at its finest.
-Kristen Brown - cd

"Freddy Monday - Words in Pencil"

With catchy pop melodies similar to
Jason Mraz, Freddy Monday should
have a chance in this broad world
of music. His debut release Words
in Pencil is a solid example of what
pop music is all about. That being
said, you won’t find the next Sting
here, but you will find a songwriter
that understands what radio wants
and delivers it with each track. Good solid production, catchy melodies and choruses that stick in your head long after the song has stopped, talk about pop music. - UNSIGNED MUSIC MAG


There is a simple but yet beautiful quality
to Freddy Monday's debut cd, Words in
Pencil. Every song has a kind of soulful,
melodic quality to it. The cd has potential
to really connect with fans of bands like
Train to perhaps even James Blunt. There
are no pretenses with the music; It's just
honest, from-the-heart, and passionate.
I really think this will appeal to a wider
audience. I wouldn't be surprised seeing
his name around town sometime soon. - CMJ


This is the debut solo CD from Freddy
Monday, frontman from Long Island band
Sorethumb. As to be expected, it's bright,
upbeat, pop rock in nature, with a lot of
acoustic guitar and perky vocals. Monday
wrote and recorded the entire project alone
in his 24-track home studio, but you couldn't
tell from the high production values. The
opening track "Blow Up The World" sets the
tone for the CD, but my favorite is "It's What
You Get," which probably has the best hook in
it. "If We Go" is simplistic, but catchy as well. If
easygoing, melodic, popdriven rock is your
thing, this may be your ticket to ride.-Mike Ferrari - INSIDE CONNECTION


Freddy Monday- Words In Pencil
em 2061 Endo Music

Sorethumb- Spinning Out To The 45
Bull-1011 Bullet Records

Sorethumb- Tinman
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Monkey Sam And His All Zoo Band
149s2 Snoday Music


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“Words In Pencil” is the debut solo release by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Freddy Monday. The 11 new melodic pop rock songs all penned and produced by Monday show off Freddy’s flair for melody and his ear for hooks. He proves his multi-instrumental talents by playing all the instruments and adding all the vocals. After several CD releases with popular Long Island band Sorethumb, Freddy felt it was time to break out on his own.

Born and raised in New York, Freddy grew up listening to The Beatles. His love for music started young; he began writing and recording at the age of 11 and formed his first band at 14. Since then he has been a full-time musician and currently performs over 100 shows a year. Freddy has built a solid following at clubs and colleges in the northeast.

...Freddy Monday releases his debut solo CD Words In Pencil on indie label Endo Music. The Freddy Monday band performs at the warp party for the CBS music industry sitcom LOVE MONKEY. The Freddy Monday band opens for Colin Hay (of Men At Work) in Freddy's first show as a solo artist.

...Freddy Monday with Sorethumb release the CD Spinning Out To The 45 on indie label Bullet Records. Monday produced most of the tracks and co-produced a few with Steve Rinkoff (Celine Dion, Meatloaf) and Rob Eaton (Jimmy Buffett, Pat Metheny). The first single was the Monday penned I Want To Be Your Davy Jones . The band shot a video for the song which features an appearance from Davy Jones of The Monkees. The video was shot at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC and on location. VH1 and local news covered the video shoot and interviewed the band.

...Freddy with Sorethumb perform every year to sold out Nassau Colisuem shows during Islanders games.

...During one of Freddy's annual spring break stops at Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, Jimmy Buffett jumped on stage and performed with the band for 3 hours. Freddy also recorded at Jimmy's Shrimp Boat Key West studio.

...Monday appeared on 60 Minutes in a segment on Jimmy Buffett.

...Sorethumb release a 4 song E.P. CD on Endo Music. The CD was produced by Rob Eaton and received airplay on WNEW in New York as well as local and college radio.

...Sorethumb debut CD TINMAN released on Endo Music. The CD was produced by Monday and
Sorethumb guitarist Noodles. A limited pressing sold out in over 60 record shops including Tower , HMV and Sam Goody. The CD was featured on over 75 college radio stations nationwide. The first single was the Monday penned title track Tinman .
The band shot a video for the song at Tuxedo
Junctionin Danbury,CT.

...Freddy Monday with long time collaborator John Snow release the children's album Monkey Sam And His All Zoo Band on Snoday Music

For more information about Freddy Monday go to his website at: or contact him at (631)321-6213