Regina based, fifteen-year music veteran Brodie Moniker (PandaCorn, Brain Sauce, Fancy Diamonds), is a truly musical diverse talent with sophisticated songwriting, artistic arrangements, and progressive-pop presentations.
In March of 2017, Moniker released his debut album Nowhere Left To Ghost, an album dealing with leaving old haunts behind and moving forward to new adventures.
This November, Moniker is materializing in new places to manifest his unapologetically genre-defying music with Western Canada, sharing his spirit from his diversely sophisticated album to fresh audiences.
Polite, honest and aggressive, Moniker puts his entire being into every song, challenging listeners’ presumed ideas of modern rock, reminiscent of past and present sound masters with Frank Zappa arrangements, Brian Eno production, Nick Drake tone, Jack White blues, Trent Reznor edge and Gordie Johnson style.
Touring internationally with critically acclaimed artists like Jeff Straker, while producing and engineering breakthrough albums for artists like Megan Nash (PandaCorn), Moniker has honed his sound and developed his songwriting, melding his influences into a true sonic mosaic.
With songs like “IS”, a blend of ambient soundscape, dirty electronic soundbites, ethereal vocals, angelic harp-inspired instrumentals with soaring saxophone and hand drums, to “Push Play DJ”, a straight ahead, blues-rock tune with guitar and bass sounds bigger than the Canadian prairies provinces, Moniker’s debut album is the voice of a true musical savant.
Accompanied by Drake Mark (Lords Kitchner) on drums and Steve Leidal (Johnny 2 Fingers) on bass, Moniker is touring Midwestern Canada preparing the roads, Oregon Trail style, for his upcoming debut album tour.
More expansive than Saskatchewan’s living skies, Nowhere Left to Ghost promises a true musical journey, a mixed-genre compilation with eased delivery, ambient soundscape, poignant lyricism, huge guitar riffs and catchy melodies.
For more information check out brodiemoniker.com.
Brodie Moniker’s debut album Nowhere Left to Ghost is available now.
Go see Moniker materialize at one of the many upcoming venues:
Friday October 27th, Regina, SK, O’Hanlons Pub
Saturday October 28th, Capitol Music Club, Saskatoon w/Von Jumbo and the Mordrakes
Thursday, November 2nd, Edmonton, AB, The Buckingham w/ Denim Daddies
Friday November 3rd, Medicine Hat, AB, Captains Cabin
Saturday, November 4th, Calgary, AB, the Nite Owl
Sunday November 5th, Pincher Creek, AB, Shenton Ranch
Wednesday November 8th, Vancouver, BC, the Red Gate
Thursday, November 9th, Victoria, BC, Vinyl Envy
Friday November 10th, Nanaimo, BC, the Corner Lounge
Saturday November 11th, Port Alberni, BC, the Rainbow Room
Monday November 13th, Nelson, BC, the Royal
Wednesday, November 15th, Lethbridge AB, The Slice
Thursday, November 16th, Maple Creek, SK, The Rocking Horse
Friday November 17th, Moose Jaw, SK, the Park Hotel w/The 86’d and Friend Friend
Saturday November 18th, Winnipeg, MB, the Handsome Daughter
The Riz is a prolific multi-genre songwriter, lyricist, writer and bassist for “Demolition Rock” sensation Ultimate Power Duo. A staple of the Saskatoon music scene, he has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. The Riz is also the composer and saxophone player for R. Muttering, an avant-garde soundscape improvisational electro-acoustic performance art and recording group. Besides his Bachelor of Music in Music Education (B. Mus. (Mus. Ed.) / B. Ed. (Mus.)) from the University of Saskatchewan, he has amazing comic and vinyl collections.