Monday I Retire
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Monday I Retire

Ottawa, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Ottawa, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Rock Pop


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Still working on that hot first release.



Blend some jazz and soul with a hint of blues-rock, add a sprinkle of pop and you’ve got yourself either an unexpected chili-like concoction, or a Monday I Retire! (A dynamic and versatile 5 piece Canadian band hailing from the country’s capital, consisting of Mackenzie Di Millo (vocals), André Morrill (bass), Ben Di Millo (guitar, keyboard), M.J. Heney (guitar)and Stephen Adubofuor(drums)

If you have managed to combine the latter and still have not gotten a Monday I Retire of your own, then you must not have followed the recipe. (You have likely added too much pop.)

Monday I Retire is comfortable delivering their unique blend of jazzy pop/blues- rock and soul in any performance context, flexibly rearranging their music to suit the most intimate of acoustic 
venues, the most energetic of clubs, and the grandeur of any festival main stage with adaptive instrumentation and additions of horn sections and strings. As a result, they have gained a reputation for dynamic, captivating shows and passionate, fun performances, characteristics that are also reflected in their most recent singles "Wasting," "Come Si Bella," and "Closer To." These songs, recorded at Ottawa's own creative dreamland and production powerhouse Gallery Studios, will be featured on MIR's follow-up to their debut EP Worn and Reeling, slated for release later this year.

This band knows that their momentum is only growing; they've played Canada's National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Montreal Jazz Fest, and Ottawa's E.L.E. Festival all in this past year, and are regularly performing for packed crowds in venues in and around Ottawa. MIR has been featured on CBC Radio 1 (All in a Day) and CKCU, as well as Rogers TV. They are not only capitalizing on this momentum but perpetuating and increasing it, with a compilation of new material coming out at the end of 2015 and tours to follow.

Monday I Retire has the spark and the freshness of a young band on the rise, combined with the experience, tightness, and certainty of an established musical family - and they are certainly a band to watch.