Mongolian Monkfish

Mongolian Monkfish

 Stamford, Connecticut, USA
BandRockR&B

Fun, attitude packed, soulful, and groovy music. High entertainment value.

Biography

Mongolian Monkfish regularly gigs in Manhattan, including venues such as The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, and Sullivan Hall. The group also performed in front of a full house at Arlene's Grocery in November 2014, where they released their EP.

More than often, lead singer Jamie Khalifa's nostalgic and raspy vocal melodies resemble classic rhythm & blues and soul artists from the 60's. Some originals also echo quintessential guitar driven anthems from bands like Led Zeppelin and Boston. Other prominent styles include funk/rock inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. Combining these genres with modern themes creates a contemporary, yet timeless sound.

In Summer 2014, the band opened for Boz Scaggs at Stamford's Jazz Up July. They also performed at Greenwich Town Party in May, opening for Santana.

In 2015, the band will release a new series of hit songs for publishing considerations. Among these songs include many relatable themes such as a party/club anthem, love at first sight, and 'that boss at work who everyone hates'. Combined with powerful hooks/lyrics, the team expects these songs to be crowd favorites.

The band is also planning a college tour of the east coast for the fall.