Titus Monk & Posse

Live Act Afrobeat Psychedelic Retro Future Sound Spacerock Glam Punk
Titus Monk & Posse - Afrobeat Psychedelic Retro Future Sound  Spacerock Glam Punk Live Act in Bethesda

Titus Monk & Posse Short Info

2015 - Regarding Festival No.6 :

"Feeling the need for more punch than pop, The Clough Stage pulled us into its orbit with the charmingly insane and wonderfully wacky titanic sound of Titus Monk. A Wales native, Titus Monk’s massive lungs delivered an ensemble of sounds from funk to post-rock. Fast, furious and full of soul, this was a set like no other. Backed by a hoard of musicians and donned in a golden shining full face mask with matching cloak, Titus Monk’s enormous sound was mirrored by a loyal buzzing and bouncing crowd. No-one stood still.

* Titus Monk: Imagine Truck Turner-era Isaac Hayes orchestrating a spacerock outfit which veered between the frenetic end of Hawkwind and the funk end of Chrome Hoof all the while the Kendo Nagasaki aping frontman barked instructions to a wildly enthused audience and you’re pretty close to the Titus Monk experience. It was our first – and we sincerely hope not our last."

The wonderful people @ http://www.getintothis.co.uk/

"The team behind Welsh event SWN Festival took over the Clough Stage for the day, where we caught the fun-as-f*ck Titus Monk belting out his curious mix of space-funk and genre-defying sonic mastery. We’re not joking – he’s recently been signed to Strangetown Records, run by Cian Ciaran of Super Furry Animals."

The lovely people @ http://www.neverenoughnotes.co.uk/

2014 - Regarding Dim Swn Fest, Cardiff :

Having had the cheerful encouragement of hearing the fascinatingly varied, fully formed catalogue of Titus Monk online–which had the brio to segue seamlessly from impetuous Kings of Leon vibrancy to misty and brooding TV on the Radio style experimentalism – it’s fair to say I did not anticipate his voice to find its way to entertaining a Gwdihw crowd with straight off the bat acoustic country sounds. However, his more ‘conventional’ takes with a pointed amalgam of acoustic styles, from hammered folk style strumming to plaintive country augmented by the bounty of bass and baritone that is his superb voice, it’s hard to be disappointed. With looping that added subtle emotional shifts to keep the songs far from folkish sentimentalism, it’ll be interesting to see how the songs feel expanded by a full band.

Lloyd Griffiths @ Plastik Magazine

GWDIHW, Cardiff

Titus Monk’s live set sounds somewhat different to the haywire filter-washed instrumentals and songs found on his Soundcloud page. Here we had more intimate versions of (real name) Adam J Qüæck’s compositions: more or less just his deep gruff baritone and an assiduously strummed acoustic guitar with a few loop pedals. Forgive me for not painting a very vivid picture but in actual fact, this was all he needed as the incredible range and richness of his voice conveyed his earnest songs in a most dynamic and compelling fashion. (CPI) Buzz Magazine*

Gwdihw hosted Titus Monk, who was playing solo rather than with his full band. His whisky-soaked vocals were duly front and centre and he opened the set with a stunning a capella version of Dock Boggs' Country Blues. If you didn't know better, you'd think Criccieth, his birthplace, was somewhere in the deep south of the US rather than rural north Wales. One of the finest showings of the day.

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Anastasia Connor of GIITTV GodIsInTheTvZine :

"Titus Monk (aka Adam J. Qüæck) has been approached by major labels and praised by titans of music business. Hailing from the hills of North Wales, he is a champion of uneasy listening, a hero of anti-genre and a true maverick of sound."

2015 - Regarding Festival No.6 :

"Feeling the need for more punch than pop, The Clough Stage pulled us into its orbit with the charmingly insane and wonderfully wacky titanic sound of Titus Monk. A Wales native, Titus Monk’s massive lungs delivered an ensemble of sounds from funk to post-rock. Fast, furious and full of soul, this was a set like no other. Backed by a hoard of musicians and donned in a golden shining full face mask with matching cloak, Titus Monk’s enormous sound was mirrored by a loyal buzzing and bouncing crowd. No-one stood still.

* Titus Monk: Imagine Truck Turner-era Isaac Hayes orchestrating a spacerock outfit whi...

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Past Gigs Titus Monk & Posse

  • 10 | 2015 Bethesda Neuadd Ogwen Salvation/StrangeTown Showcase
  • 09 | 2015 Pormeirion Festival No.6
  • 10 | 2014 Cardiff Gwyl Dim Swn

Discography Titus Monk & Posse

  • 2015 ... And Introducing EP | Strangetown

Media

  • Video Carl Weathers // Titus Monk
  • Sound Falling from the sky like f...
  • Sound Templar
  • Sound Carl Weathers
  • Sound Whatever Mulatu Said
  • Sound The man with fire on his face
  • Sound Sometimes my mind wanders

Origin

  • Bethesda GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Rob Buck Bass
  • Dic Ben Whacker//Slapper
  • Elin Cain Keys
  • Ed Humphreys Sax
  • Rhys Jones Theremin // Vintage synth etc
  • Mike McMahon Trumpet // Flute
  • Morgan Alun Stickman
  • Daniel Rhys Dafydd Axeman
  • Titus Monk Unknown