Presented by Center Presents
The Center Theater
October 27 | 8:00 PM
Since 2012, Monophonics has steadily built a reputation as a consistent band with a unique sound. Well-crafted songs and records are matched by an energetic live performance. They bring a heavenly signature style: Pure timeless heavy soul and warm textures of psychedelic rock. This is a band that revels in the past, taking you back to the stylings of the late 60s and early 70s, while always keeping its feet positioned in the present, looking ahead to the future.
Frontman, vocalist & keyboardist Kelly Finnigan always leads with power. The renowned rhythm section starts with drummer Austin Bohlman, Max Ramey on bass, and Aquilles Magaña on guitar. A dynamic horn section led by Ryan Scott on trumpet with Jason Cressey playing trombone always elevates the show and sound. This core group drips in a cosmic fashion.
As a touring band, Monophonics has taken their act to dozens of countries, selling out venues all over the states, UK, and Europe including London, NYC, Athens, LA, Istanbul, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Paris. Known for putting on an infectious performance that places their intimate songwriting and soulful musicianship on full display, it’s the kind of concert that delivers gifts to the mind, body, and soul of every crowd in each city they travel to. Monophonics brings a musical experience that is unforgettable, which has earned the group a global fanbase and loyal following.
“Sage Motel”, Monophonics' fifth studio album released in 2022 on Colemine Records, once again captures the bands timeless psychedelic soul sound that they are known to produce. Met with an outstanding reception including nods from NPR Music, KCRW, BBC, and Shindig, the record has thrived in multiple scenes. Since its release, “Sage Motel” has found its way to millions of listeners online and seen thousands of records distributed and sold in record shops around the world.
Listen to another clip of a past Monophonics show here.