Monique Brumby

Monique Brumby

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Monique is one of Australia’s finest Singer / Songwriters and electrifying live performers. Musically she fuses rock and pop with strong melodies and powerful storytelling lyrics making every song emotive and thought-provoking.

Biography

Monique Brumby's brand of rock/pop is punctuated with distinct melodies and strong as steel hooks and licks - a style which has always set her apart from the pack.

A native Tasmanian, her powerful storytelling is musically emotive and lyrically insightful and when paired with her love of a catchy riff and lush vocals, Monique's music combines sophisticated and accessible pop with a rock edge.

Having moved to mainland Australia and beyond as a teenager in search of a musical dream, Monique released her debut album ‘Thylacine’, going on to win 2 ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female artist. Monique also garnered a nomination for Song of The Year for her single ‘The Change In Me’ as well as being awarded Young Tasmanian of the Year in the field of the arts.

Her second album ‘Signal Hill’ was released after the critically acclaimed bridge EP ‘Eventide’ and marked Monique’s debut as a co – producer in the studio. As someone who is always striving to learn and achieve more, Monique not only went on to produce her 3rd album ‘Into The Blue’ soon after, but she also started her own record label ‘Little Wind’. Since the release of ‘Into The Blue’, Monique has produced albums for other up and coming Australian artists and bands in addition to beginning work on her fourth album due for release later this year.

Monique has toured extensively throughout Australia both solo and with her 4 piece band headlining her own shows as well as sharing the stage with acclaimed artists such as the Bangles, Shawn Colvin, Jewell, Pete Yorn and the late Jeff Buckley. As her strong live following attests, Monique is a powerful and charismatic performer who always makes it her mission to connect with her audience.

An accomplished songwriter, Monique has the unique ability to tap into the human consciousness through her writing and her songs have featured in major Australian television shows, Neighbours, Home and Away, The Secret Life of Us, McLeod’s Daughters and Heartbreak High as well as in the feature films "Diana and Me" and "Occasional Coarse Language". Monique has co-written with world renowned hit maker John Shanks, fellow Australian singer songwriter Paul Kelly and Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst just to name a few, though her own compositions are shining examples of her considerable talent as one of Australia’s most outstanding singer songwriters.

Monique’s recorded works have won her legions of fans and great respect from her peers and music critics alike. Time Off Magazine’s Ben Preece said “Into the Blue is a superb effort from a divine lady, a magnificent songwriter and above all a damn fine vocalist.” Drum Magazine’s Michael Smith said “When you care about what you do, you take the time to quietly fashion it to make sure it not only says what you want it to say, but you hope it also reveals itself to the listener. That’s the way Monique Brumby makes records.”


For more information please contact:
Maryanne Window
management@moniquebrumby.com / +61402000817

www.moniquebrumby.com
www.myspace.com/moniquebrumby

Discography

Album - Into The Blue (2006)
Album - Signal Hill (2002)
Album - Thylacine (1997)

Single - Driving Home (2003)
Single - Silver Dollars (2000)
Single - The Change In Me (1997)
Single - Fool For You (1996)
EP - Mary (1996)
EP - Wrecking Ball – The Eventide EP (1998)

Set List

Repertoire is original music which can be presented either in solo acoustic/electric mode, as a duo with guitar and bass, 3 piece with the addition of drums or as a full band with additional guitar and keyboards.

Monique's repertoire is constantly changing as she is a prolific songwriter and is always keen to work new songs into her sets. A typical set list will draw on material from each of her recorded releases to date as well as new works.

Set lengths vary depending on the type of show required. A typical set is usually of 1 hour and 15 minutes duration. Other time formats available are 1 x 45 minute set, 2 x 45 minute sets or a 90 minute set.