Monica Attell

Monica Attell

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Monica Attell’s powerful yet versatile vocals range from ballad to hard-driving power pop punk goddess! Attell went from a Boston Conservatory's Flute Performance Masters to performing with a Gospel Choir to fronting a power pop punk band.!

Biography

Few artists could make a successful transition from earning a Masters in Flute Performance from the Boston Conservatory to performing with the Visions 2000 Gospel Choir to fronting the power pop punk band ZETA BANE. Monica Attell has done that, and her stature within the independent music scene is on the rise.

Attell was exposed to a wide variety of music from the start; her older brothers had different personalities and tastes in music, so Monica listened to everything from the Muppets to Yes and the Beatles to Barbra Streisand. As a result, she says she’s always found something to “hook her ear onto” with just about any kind of music.

After graduating from the Conservatory, Attell knew she needed to go where the music was, because the chances of earning a chair in a symphony orchestra were “one in a million.” “At the graduate level, everyone is really good,” she says. She started playing jazz gigs, singing backup, and playing flute for a lot of jam bands. Then the opportunity came to front ZETA BANE and, inspired by her love for Jethro Tull and his fusion of classical and rock, she made the jump.

Fueled by Attell’s powerful yet versatile vocals, which can range from ballad to hard-driving power pop punk goddess, ZETA BANE opened for acts such as Berlin; Wakefield; David Johanssen; and Attell’s brother, stand-up comic and Comedy Central personality Dave Attell.

Following her passion for making music, Attell decided to perform her own material, and teamed up with bassist John Propper, a fellow music teacher and product of a Boston music school (Berklee); and drummer Todd Budich also a graduate of Berklee, a former member of Decifunk.

The album “Band Geek” followed, the title a nod to the band friends that she’s known since starting the flute in fourth grade. “My best friends were always in the school band with me,” Attell says. “When you get to high school, you realize that’s your support group. Many of my band friends are still playing, too.”

In August 2005, Attell put her second passion--teaching music--to use, traveling to Haiti for eight days to teach recorder to over 250 children and 75 teachers. Her documentary about the trip, “The Pied Piper of La Gonave,” premiered at the Avon Theater in Stamford, CT and has been shown at Yale, the University of Bridgeport, Sacred Heart University, and SOBs in New York City.

In November 2006, Monica, Todd, and John performed for First Friday Las Vegas, next to the Stratosphere! And, they performed at the Ice House Lounge in Old Vegas after the festival.

Monica recently appeared on the NYC TV program "Gigs," in July 2007. The program was hosted by The Apprentice alum Erika Ventrini. Monica Attell is featured in the September 2007 issue of Urban Mainstream Magazine and in the November 2007 issue of Northeast Performer Magazine. Monica was featured on "Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke," on Q104.3 FM. Monica has also performed on Rock Me TV.com live on the internet.

Monica has expanded her sound by adding guitar player Ryan Parrino and bassist Brian Anderson of the hugely successful trio "Raisinhill," to her group.

Discography

"Band Geek" released March 2006
www.myspace.com/monicaattell

Band Geek available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/monicaattell

Hear "So True and Pop Star" on XM 43 Satellite Radio www.xmuradarreport.com and Unsigned Cafe.

Zeta Bane's cover of David Bowie's tune "Cracked Actor" has recently been chosen to appear on Skipping Disc's Cd, "Spiders from Venus."
This disc was released in November 2003 for skippingdiscs.com

"In My Head" on www.acousticfuel.com, www.music4ipods.com,www.bandradio.com, www.buzzradio.com

Monica is the star of the new documentary "The Pied Piper of La Gonave," about Monica's experience teaching music in Haiti.

Check out the trailer at www.fitzant.com/test6.html
www.haitilumieredemain.org

Monica Attell appeared on Q104.3 "Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke" November 4, 2007 www.q1043.com

Monica has also appeared on these internet radio and TV stations:

Rock Me TV.Com
Ghost XM
Band House Live
Banana Peele Radio
Artist First World Radio
Kweevak.com
WJFN 99.7 FM
Q104.3 FM major New York market radio

Set List

Be There for you Too
In My Head
Pop Star
So True
Nineteen
Drunk Girl
I'm Right
Rising Sun
Easy
Don't Really Know
My Bully
Working Man
Because you make me happy
Cyberspace Angel
Gig's A Week Away
Biggest Sweet 16
Half Assed
Living Next to a Rockstar