Where it all began

I’ve spent many years indulging in the musicality of many great musicians. As a child my Mother would play artists like Noel Pointer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Miles Davis, and Bob Marley just to name a few. So I grew up listening to the best. Traveling with my Father and his band as a young girl I was constantly in the presence of great vocalists and musicians. Not only did I travel with him, but I would always be on stage doing the dance moves and singing behind the main vocalists. The stage has always felt like home to me. I love it! Being on the road exposed me to all genres of music. My Father who has sung with such great artists such as the Temptations, Impressions, Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, The Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Diane Ross and the Supremes, The Manhattans, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, The Platters, The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, Alabama, and many more. Over 20 years ago while traveling and singing during my college breaks with my Father’s band, I really became immersed in all types of music. Motown, beach music, 60’s and 70’s era, funk, and everything in between.  When not on the road, I attended a variety of concerts from Michael Jackson, to Prince , to Yellow Jackets, and Wynton Marsalis. My musical palette is very diverse.

Young Monica on stage with my Daddy.

Young Monica on stage with my Daddy

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