"Music's ability to unite, heal and act as a catalyst for positive change is celebrated in songs created by the band SisterMonk . The very make-up of the group, embracing world, jazz, funk, and blues musicians speaks to the band's interest in creating culturally varied music. Though based in the Pacific Northwest, SM is becoming increasingly known throughout the country."
-Dave Beck, host of 94.9FM's The Beat
"Band plays well together and the solid groove coupled with committed vocal sell the songs; impassioned vocal performance; strong imagery; Nice vibe to the band and vocalsÃ‚Â¦ seems a solid live act. I bet you do well on the road."
- A&R Rep. TAXI, June 2005
"As the booking agent for our small town club, the two most important
qualities I look for in a band are originality and danceability.
SisterMonk gets a rating of ten out of ten in both categories."
- Aaron Studen, Manager/Twisp River Pub
From tangy funk to deep bottomed Latin grooves, from Middle-eastern trance to rock and soul, SisterMonk remains one of the hottest emerging world funk-rock acts today. Sharing bases in Seattle and New York City, the band continues to amass a loyal and diverse fan base. SisterMonk followed up the success of their previous two releases (sold over 4,000 copies) with a new album in 2006 - "Data and Surrealism" ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ a collaborative effort featuring their new sound and an exciting new line-up of musicians.
Band members include Kathleen Deane (vocals, percussion), Jody Rubel (guitar), Dereke James (bass, also performed/toured with Aretha Franklin and R&B sensation Aliyah), Grant Schroff (drums, also performs with the Jake Shaw Trio) and Tom Mazzuca (saxophone, voted Best in the Northwest by the WA State Blues Society).
We play for all kinds of events: public, private and corporate.