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Sun. April 30th 2017
WISE Hall (No Minors)
BRUNOPALOOZA ~ A fundraiser for Bruno Schubert Big Top, Monica Lee Band, Alvaro Rojas Trio , Jesse Waldman & the Mojophonics
Fri. September 19th 2014
@  Vancouver Community College (All Ages)
Pre-release blast! FREE Concert Grizzly Bones, Monica Lee Band, POLARHORSE, Windy Bridges, Giorgio Magnanensi, Steven Botel, Hot Ceiling, Creative Music Improv. Ensemble
Thu. May 29th 2008
The Libra Room (All Ages)
Every Thursday! Monica Lee Band
Thu. May 22nd 2008
The Libra Room (All Ages)
Every Thursday! Monica Lee Band
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Monica Lee Band

Monica Lee Band

Confirmed: Apr. 16, 2017 (Archived)

Label: Kildare
gypsy folk pop from Vancouver BC

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Monica Lee

Monica Lee Band
Energetic, inspiring, culturally diverse music appealing to varied audiences both young and old. Songs include Euro sounding gypsy sagas, storytelling and Calypso driven beats’

Monica descends from a family tree that first set foot on Canadian soil in the early 1600. To look at Monica is to wonder where she is from, her stunning features bring many cultures to mind. Her Irish and English Gypsy blood mixed with her father’s Trinidadian, calypso signing upbringing boil over seamlessly into her performances. Whether playing the guitar, piano, viola or simply singing, Monica unique voice will warm your heart and move your spirit!

Monica transforms her personal life experience and diverse musical influences into tangible universal musical ideas. Her soaring vocal delivery captivates listeners at any age. It is not uncommon to see 19yr olds and 60 plus music lovers enjoying the very same concert. Canadian icon Steven Drake (The Odds) says, “Monica Lee is a fine musician and an excellent vocalist. Catchy melodies are everywhere in her music.” Spirit of The West’s John Mann writes, “…phrasing is great and I love the tunes… wonderful moments in each song… lyrically you share some of Joni Mitchell’s talent for imagery and poetry.”

“..the sound of life! … the sound of new landscapes being explored and musicians finding that special place where birth happens.” – Nathan Peekay, 4thrcrd.Mag

After over a hundred gigs as a band, a new record (Feb 2008), their sold out Sistahood Festival performance, and their upcoming New Music West showcase, the Monica Lee Band is ripening into one of Vancouver’s most innovative, unique and entertaining acts! Drummer/backup vocalist Marc L’Espérance, guitarist Jesse Waldman, and Monica Lee are creating something vivacious and excitingly new. Like Peekay said, “She’ll tickle your inner hippie while greasing up your blues cat. She’s Monica Lee.”

“..crowd pleasers...gypsy folk...she is singing for the people and they are responding” - Tom Harrison, The Vancouver Province

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Last Lineup

Monica Lee2006-The End
Marc L’Espérancedrums, b / g vocals2006-The End

Past Members

Jesse Waldmanguitar2004-2014
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Apr. 16, 2017