Monica Martin & Jake Sherman
Monica Martin is a Chicago-born singer-songwriter who grew up in rural Wisconsin, mostly waiting for Billie Holiday videos to load on back-country dial-up or making trips in a busted Geo Metro to watch punk shows in Milwaukee. Trained as a hairdresser, she didn’t have musical plans beyond joke singing harmonies over the radio. She fronted experimental-folk-pop sextet, PHOX, formed just outside Madison, Wisconsin. Eventually, Monica moved to LA because “Wisconsin is cold as f*ck”. She found herself a little periwinkle casita and is feeling freer than ever in the city of misfits. She’s presently at work putting melodies to her “explorations in romantic f*ckery” with lowkey pop songs with blue note whispers, some golden-era Hollywood dramatics, and psychedelic flickers courtesy of a theremin. Monica is still figuring out who she is, but quite happy to share her cautionary tales: “I made hundreds of mistakes so you don’t have to.” After a good long think, Monica has decided to release the first song from a new collection. It’s called “Go Easy Kid”.
Virtuosic piano playing, introspective lyrics, sincere singing, unforgettable melodies, spot on sense of humor lol.
Jake has appeared with Rosalia, Chance the Rapper, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzon Montano, Benny Sings, and Andrew Bird. And now here he is performing for you.