Waxy Monx
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Waxy Monx

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

2003
"Straddle the Possum" - 10 track studio album

"10 lbs. of Wax - An EP" - 5 track studio EP

2001
"Husk" - 6 track live recording

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Bio

Waxy Monx is the product of five talented musicians who have spent many years writing, playing, recording and performing on an individual level. In the first months of 2004, the band came together, and has since refined an existing catalog of over 50 originals into an emotionally dynamic work of art?

Music That Moves You
An often used cliché ©n the music industry is ?You?ve never heard anything like us before.? With the band Waxy Monx, nothing could be further from the truth. If you listen to jazz, folk, rock, bluegrass, alternative, blues, pop or classic rock, then you?ve heard a lot of music that is like Waxy Monx? You just haven?t heard it put together like this.

A unique blend of rhythmic styles, melodic leads and tastefully layered harmonies makes the listener feel good as they are lifted to a higher level. Lyrics about life offer impact and connection with audiences, acting as a catalyst to a suspension of time; This as the listener integrates and is able to release and relax.

Heart-pounding yet peaceful, proficient yet energetic; Categorically, Waxy Monx is Alternative Jazz Rock, the rest, as they say, is...

History
By way of Columbus, Ohio, the band?s founders (guitarists Michael Tomasi and John Hollis) have spent the last 13 years collaborating and evolving together as musicians. The majority of this time involved countless other performers, several different projects and band names, three national tours, and two major cd releases. All the while one thing remained constant? Whatever it took, they would find the members they needed to create the band they had always wanted; They were looking for the Monx?

In February of 2000, bassist Mike Ingram joined the now seasoned guitar duo, and they spent the next year focusing on music and enriching what had been created. The group?s first performance was recorded and released (Husk), and they found themselves busy with shows throughout the Midwest and on the regional festival circuit. By early 2003, Ingram assumed role of lead vocalist in the group, and once again, the band?s sound had advanced.

Later that same year, Waxy Monx entered the studio with producer Mike Hilliard (Amorphia, Jesse Russell) and began work on enhancing the new feel. When they were finished, not only had they released an EP (10 lbs. of Wax) and a full-length album (Straddle the Possum), but they had also developed the format of their music to an even more accurate level; The core sound of what the Monx had always intended was found, and with the addition of drummer Dave Caggiano and percussionist Jan Gloeckner in 2004, Waxy Monx was truly born.