Monophonics

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Monophonics are a San Francisco Bay Area soul band consisting of Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Background Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass.

“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.” The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences.

While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA.
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879198001386 Playin & Simple — Monophonics Monophonics Playin & Simple(CD, Album) Monophonics Music 879198001386 US 2007 Sell This Version
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884501403122 Into The Infrasounds — Monophonics Monophonics Into The Infrasounds(CD, Album) Ageless Records 884501403122 US 2010 Sell This Version
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URCD299 In Your Brain — Monophonics Monophonics In Your Brain (Album) Ubiquity URCD299 US 2012 Sell This Version
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none Sound Of Sinning — Monophonics Monophonics Sound Of Sinning (Album) Transistor Sound none USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
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none It's Only Us — Monophonics Monophonics It's Only Us (Album) Colemine Records none US 2020 Sell This Version
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CLMN 12040 Sage Motel — Monophonics Monophonics Sage Motel (Album) Colemine Records CLMN 12040 US 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MPHON-001A-B Loose Nukes — Monophonics Monophonics Loose Nukes(7", Single) MP Records MPHON-001A-B 2009 Sell This Version
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CLMN-110 Like Yesterday / Freedom — Monophonics Monophonics / Destruments Monophonics / Destruments - Like Yesterday / Freedom Colemine Records CLMN-110 US 2011 Sell This Version
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UR7301 There's A Riot Going On — Monophonics Monophonics There's A Riot Going On Ubiquity UR7301 US 2012 Sell This Version
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CLMN-129 Promises — Monophonics Monophonics Promises (Single) Colemine Records CLMN-129 US 2015 Sell This Version
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PARISDJS074-D Promises (Grant Phabao Remix) — Monophonics Monophonics Promises (Grant Phabao Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS074-D France 2015
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TSR-001 Curitiba Strut / Hanging On — Monophonics Ikebe Shakedown / Monophonics Ikebe Shakedown / Monophonics - Curitiba Strut / Hanging On Transistor Sound TSR-001 US 2017 Sell This Version
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CLMN-158 Bang Bang — Monophonics Monophonics Bang Bang (Single) Colemine Records CLMN-158 US 2018 Sell This Version
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TSR006 Mirrors — Monophonics Monophonics Mirrors (EP) Transistor Sound TSR006 US 2018 Sell This Version
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TSR-007 Beggin' — Monophonics Monophonics Beggin'(7", Ltd) Transistor Sound TSR-007 US 2018 Sell This Version
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CLMN-185 Chances — Monophonics Monophonics Chances Colemine Records CLMN-185 US 2020 Sell This Version
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CLMN-193 It's Only Us / Get The Gold — Monophonics Monophonics It's Only Us / Get The Gold Colemine Records CLMN-193 US 2021 Sell This Version
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CLMN-208 Last One Standing — Monophonics Monophonics Last One Standing (Single) Colemine Records CLMN-208 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Album Sampler — Monophonics Monophonics Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version