The Monarch Project can only be described as a vibrant wall of rock and roll. Originating from Hamilton, Ontario, this six piece group draws influences from the brit-rockers of both the 60’s and 90’s, as well as other genres. The Monarch Project was formed in January of 2012, originally as a four piece, and quickly hit the ground running with a busy performing schedule and the release of their debut 7” vinyl, “A Better Part of You/Desire” (Homegrown Records). An expansive year in 2013 found the group adding two more members as well as writing new material and honing their live performance. With a refined approach, the group returned to the studio in early 2014 to record tracks for their follow up 7” to be released later in the year.
The Monarch Project is comprised of Jo Boudreau (Vocals/Guitar), Jose Batista (Guitar/Vocals), James Rea Girt (Bass), Wally London (Organ/Trumpet) and brothers Rob & Tom Nagy (Drums & Percussion respectively). With dozens of club and festival appearances under their belts, the group have found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of The Stanfields, The Wooden Sky, The Reason, and Sianspheric, to name a few.
“Think of Oasis, Roger Waters and the Beatles spun thru a Billy Joe filter and you might start approaching the plain these guys are travelling on.”
– Kevin Barber, Barber Shop Podcast
“Songs like this need hooks and melody to make them stand out and Monarch Project brings ‘em both in bucketloads.” – The Ripple Effect, Music Blog
Expect to discover a captivated and entertained audience after this group has hit the stage. The Monarch Project will continue to write and perform music that will connect with their fans, leaving them well satisfied and wanting more.
A Better Part Of You