Let's stay in touch! I send out periodic emails when I release new music, show announcements or other creative projects I might get up too. Thanks for connecting here and be well where you are.
Thanks for the visit! I'm glad you're here. Welcome to my site with a bit of everything I do. I am a multidisciplinary artist living in Vancouver with over 20 years experience on stage and as a songwriter.
This site is in the midst of a bit of an update as I come out of my covid cocoon and prepare to launch a new record.
I put out a record in 2020 called Farewell. Not goodbye so much, but rather a letting go of a whole part of my life that is represented in these songs. I hope the songs speak to you and those moments in our lives when change is moving us along our paths.
Since 2015 I have been actively working with children and families with my music company Jump into Music. In 2021, mid pandemic I released a fun video for my song 'Down on the Drive' referring to Commercial Drive where I held a house gig for 15 years. What was an anthemic last song of the night at in person Live Shows for years with my band, is now lovable bubble popping song for toddlers around the world. haha. Life is funny that way.
I am embracing my connection to children. I have a new record coming soon...May 2023 called 150 Kisses, a love letter from parents to kids. I tested these songs extensively on my own children over a decade and I hope you will love them too.
Some new videos are in the works for these songs. In time I'll post them here and on my YouTube Channels. I have two, one for Jump Into Music episodic music lessons for children 6m to 4yrs old and and one for my songwriting.
The album was produced, engineered and mastered by Marc Atkinson @ The Barn Studio on Hornby Island BC. A stunningly beautiful spot to make music with an extremely talented producer, musician, person. I love working with Marc.
I hope the songs on 150 Kisses help families wind down the day honouring the child inside each of us and the deep love parents and caregivers feel for the children in their lives.
This site holds links to my many explorations as an artists, I wrote my first musical play a few years back called 'Girls Night In' that ran at the 2019 Vancouver Fringe and was performed with my band the Couch Choir. My children's performance group is called the String Bees and they are the bees knees when it comes to fun. I love working with film makers as composer and have been lucky to have my songs used in some amazing projects. I put a few videos up here on this page for you to check out some of my work. Click the more button up top to find out...more!
All songs are available on Bandcamp and all the other places too. Thanks for supporting musicians.
I am so happy you popped by.
"The most amazing music composer and performer that I have seen in my life. She is so warm in her music and the way the song tells a story. Miss being out in Vancouver because of this. But I will always be your bests fan. Thank you Monica for the beautiful music." - Duane Normandeau