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Over the past seven years, Monophonics have staked their claim as one of the west coast's premier bands. Raised amid the Bay Area's rich musical culture, Monophonics have proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown, which flourished during the birth of funk music and psychedelia.
Monophonics were formed in 2005; originally an instrumental ensemble, in the last 2 years they have come to find their own sound. The foundation is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles O'Mahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made up of Ryan Scott & Alex Baky and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the late 60's and early 70's, all while keeping its feet planted in the present. Their touring schedule has brought their rowdy, hard-hitting, energetic live set to 40 States from Hawaii to Motown, NYC and down to NOLA and gained them a reputation as one of the best new live touring acts. Come out and check them out at Friday Night Live!
"One of the brightest lights to come out of the Bay Area music scene in a while." ~ Pacific Sun Magazine
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Farmers Market, which also offers a variety of food booths. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music begins at 7:00 pm.
Out-of-town visitors can receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at (800) 894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more information call (707) 894-4410.