The band Monyk’s hard rock
alternative sound is heavy and soulful, with beats that resemble the likes of
Led Zepplin, STP and Rata Blanca. Although one of the newest Rock en Espanol
bands to hit the scene, the group Monyk is made up of several industry veterans.
Monyk (Vocals) brings to the band her strong lyrics and wide range of vocal
styles that really rock the house. Monyk has played just about every venue in
LA with her former bands La Nacion, and La Monyk. She has appeared many times on
LA TV and has won various “battle of the band” awards both inside and outside
the US. Small in stature she takes the stage with lungs of steel putting to
shame 80’s hard rock icons like Lita Ford and the likes. Edward Trujillo
(Guitar) formerly of Warhorse, La Nacion & Power Child, has played with Tool,
White Zombie, and Mike Ness throughout the western United States. D.J. Ison
(Guitar) formerly of the bands Souls in Tension and Glass Hammer. This self
taught Rock and Blues influenced guitar player has gone on the road with the
Kings Road Band and opened for National acts such as Incubus, Dokken, and LA
Guns. Danilo Scharer (Bass) formerly of La Nacion & Power Child, has a raw LA
style and has been playing in LA at various venues for over 20 years. His ideas
and musical arrangement add the deep heart to the bands sound. James Scharer
(Drums) formerly of Raised on Radio & Power Child has a unique and intricate
drum style. Fast, and complicated drum riffs set this band apart. All from
different backgrounds and cultures, they came together to make one powerful
sound. The band plans only to play in Spanish at this point.
While still playing in the band La Nacion; Monyk, Danilo and Edward felt that
the chemistry between the three could elevate into something bigger and better.
With that, La Nacion dissolved, and they brought together their talents in
addition to enlisting the talents of two of their long time friends. In the end
the band Monyk was born. “We’re brothers and sisters man! We want to make a
sound that brings emotion to people’s hearts and thoughts to their minds” says
lead vocalist Monyk.
The band is currently working on their first album together. It’s scheduled for
a Summer 2006 release.
Updated July, 3, 2006
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