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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Review by A&R CO. TAXI"

“…Band plays well together and the solid groove coupled with committed vocal sell the songs…impassioned vocal performance…strong imagery…Nice vibe to the band and vocal… seems a solid live act. I bet you do well on the road.
- A&R Rep. TAXI, June 2005

"Club Owner Aaron Studen"

“As the booking agent for our small town club, the two most important
qualities I look for in a band are originality and danceability.
SisterMonk gets a rating of ten out of ten in both categories.”
- Aaron Studen, Manager/Twisp River Pub
- Twisp Brew Pub

"NPR Host Dave Beck "The Beat""

"...Music's ability to unite, heal and act as a catalyst for positive change is celebrated in songs created by the band SisterMonk Harem. The very make up of the group - embracing world, jazz, rock, classical and folk musicians - speaks to the band's interest in creating culturally varied and spiritually nurturing music. Though based in the Pacific Northwest, SMH is becoming increasingly known across the country for their unusual mix of diverse instruments and a sound some have called 'Gypsy Funk'."
-Dave Beck, 2003 - KUOW 94.9FM


Heavyweight Champions 2010
Never Give Up 2008
Data and Surrealism EP 2007
Live @ WICA 11.12.04, 2005
Original Mind, 2002
Residing in Nowhere, 2001



Gypsy funk, Arabesque trance, deep Latin grooves, soulful vocal and instrumental performances create the uniquely powerful experience that is SisterMonk. SisterMonk's music probes provocative themes with mystical poetry and driving, rhythmic passion. Adventures through wilderness homesteading, zen meditation, urban/ rural community living and Tai Chi inspire SisterMonk's songs of epic beauty, mystery, and epiphany.

SisterMonk’s power trio is guitarist/songwriter Jody Rubel, singer/ percussionist K. Deane and bass player Trevor Hochman.

The group shares bases in both Seattle, WA and New York City. The band tours frequently and continues to amass a loyal and diverse fan base. Following up the success of their two earlier CD releases (sold over 4, 000 copies) SisterMonk released “Heavyweight Champions" in 2010.

SisterMonk has shared the stage with such notable acts as Zap Mama, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Anoushka Shankar, Karl Denson Trio, On the One, Delta Nove and more. They have appeared at a variety of prominent venues on both east and west coasts. East coast venues include The Knitting Factory, LeBarBat’s, SUNY New Paltz (opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead), Tower Records and Border Books. Pacific Northwest venues include the NW Folklife Festival, Seattle Hempfest, Rolling Thunder Democracy Tour (opened for Zap Mama), Nectar, Jazzbones, Evergreen St. College, Bastyr U., Humboldt State U., and numerous other clubs and venues in the area. They have been featured on radio shows such as “The Beat” with Dave Beck – KUOW 94.9FM (NPR), KBCS’s “Roots and Branches” segment, KSER 90.7FM’s “The Sunlit Room” and KISM 92.9FM.