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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

2000: "Virtual Reality Spacesuit" EP & "Guilty" EP
2002: "M" (Dbl Album)
2004: "Speak or u will be speaken to"
2006: "TwentyOneNine Knox St."

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Bio

A fiercely independent artist recognized for his forward-thinking vision, Monc, (born Justin Nicholls, a well regarded UK composer), was one of the first artists to launch his music and label solely online while remaining free of the “Corporate Interference” he had such disdain for. A subsequent interview in The Independent newspaper (UK) attracted sizable enough investment for the artist to set up residence in Los Angeles and complete his first two releases, ‘Virtual Reality Spacesuit’ and ‘Guilty’. Over 400 US college radio stations came to embrace Monc’s music, earning him a peak position of #8 on the CMJ charts. Peoplesound.com, Europe’s biggest music download site, reported over 11,000 downloads of each release in the UK alone.

The success of his EPs encouraged Monc to form the seven-piece ‘Monc Band’, assembled of various Los Angeles musicians whose resumes include high caliber artists such as Green Day, Dr. Dre, Ziggy Marley and Burt Bacharach.

Not one for timidity, the dread-sporting Brit’s first full-length, ‘M’, was released as a 25-track epic. ‘M’ soon caught the attention of music supervisors, with two tracks appearing in Christopher Nolan’s highly acclaimed film ‘Memento’. The soundtrack album placed Monc squarely in the midst of peers like Bjork, Moby and Radiohead, as well as his hero, David Bowie.

With three CongIndy releases and film licensing under his belt by the end of his start-up capital, Monc returned to the UK for 2002 and dug in on his second full length, ‘Speak Or Ye Will Be Speaken To’, sending hand-written scores to his LA band members which were recorded in the states and sent back to the artist in the UK. The 4th release got the notice of music supervisors once again and introduced Monc to the MTV generation through licensing to multiple series such as ‘Meet The Barkers’, ‘Carmen & Dave’, ‘Making The Band’ and even VH-1’s ‘Sizemore’.

While separated from the band, Monc continued to promote the label and music as a one-man show. By developing a then-wildly-unconventional method of building backing tracks live with a looping device—a technique now used widely by mainstream artists such as KT Tunstall and LA studio phenomenon Jon Brion--Monc headlined from London to Bristol to Bath, as his reputation and fan base continued to grow.

Now in Los Angeles promoting the new record and reunited with his full band, you can catch Monc live and in action through the end of March.