Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes

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Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes - Alternative Folk Folk Singer/Songwriter Melodic Piano Rock New Folk Chamber Pop Live Act in Oakland

Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes Short Info

Monica Pasqual is the winner of 6 Emmy Awards and several Independent Music Awards, both for her solo concept album This Cold Desire, and with Blame Sally. She has toured the US and Europe extensively with Blame Sally and shared festival stages with Richard Thompson, Joan Baez, and Patty Griffin to name a few. Her rich and layered compositional style has landed her a substantial amount of documentary film soundtrack work as well as the role of producer on her own albums and with other Bay Area artists. Most recently Pasqual has been teaching songwriting workshops and is currently publishing an online serial memoir at Medium.com/monicapasqual where she gets thousands of reads.

Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes create a big, emotionally complex sound, rich in dynamics and moving easily from quiet fragility to unrestrained propulsion. Cellist Joshua McClain “weilds his cello like a post-impressionists brush” while guitarist Velvy Appleton adds a wide range of color, dimension and texture. Blame Sally’s fiery percussionist, Pam Delgado, rounds the sound out adding rhythm and gorgeous harmonies to Monica’s intense introspective, romantic, political and lush repertoire.

Pasqual presents a deeply personal album with "Is Fortune a Wheel" - a vivid, daring journey into what happens when unforgettable memories are lost by a lover whose ability to recall the past is fading. These memories, still cherished by Pasqual, are explored through song as she navigates the art of letting go. The album is a modern-day odyssey through love, pain, loss and the ultimate rediscovery of self.

Monica Pasqual is the winner of 6 Emmy Awards and several Independent Music Awards, both for her solo concept album This Cold Desire, and with Blame Sally. She has toured the US and Europe extensively with Blame Sally and shared festival stages with Richard Thompson, Joan Baez, and Patty Griffin to name a few. Her rich and layered compositional style has landed her a substantial amount of documentary film soundtrack work as well as the role of producer on her own albums and with other Bay Area artists. Most recently Pasqual has been teaching songwriting workshops and is currently publishing an online serial memoir at Medium.com/monicapas...

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Past Gigs Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes

  • 11 | 2016 San Francisco SF Live Arts
  • 08 | 2016 Camarillo, CA CD Release Tour
  • 08 | 2016 Santa Cruz, CA CD Release Tour
  • 08 | 2016 San Luis Obispo, CA CD Release Tour
  • 07 | 2016 Mill Valley CD Release Tour
  • 07 | 2016 Shaw Island, WA CD Release Tour
  • 07 | 2016 Seattle, WA CD Release Tour
  • 06 | 2016 San Francisco CD Release Tour
  • 02 | 2016 Mill Valley CD Release Concert

Discography Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes

  • 2016 Is Fortune a Wheel Album | Planet Dog Records
  • 2011 This Cold Desire Album | Opus Music Ventures
  • 2000 8 albums with Blame Sally Album | from 2000-2012
  • 1998 Sweet Remains Album | Planet Dog Records
  • 1996 Three Complete Novels Album | Planet Dog Records

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6,145 Fans
566 Follower

Origin

  • Oakland US

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Monica Pasqual Singer, songwriter piano
  • Joshua McClain Cello
  • Pam Delgado Percussion, vocals

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