Hey Monea, Paul Pfau – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – February 24th, 2017

Hey Monea, Paul Pfau

Welcoming back to the Muse...

Hey Monea

Paul Pfau

Fri, February 24, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Hey Monea
Hey Monea
Hey Monea is: Dan Monea (guitar, piano, vocals) Nate Monea (percussion, vocals) Adam Orin (bass, mandolin, steel guitar)

For brothers Dan and Nate Monea and longtime friend Adam Orin, their time is meant to be spent doing what they love – writing, recording and performing music. "Even though Nate was just 13 and I was 16 when we played our first show, I knew music would be our life", says Dan. That passion was affirmed in 2012, when this childhood trio from Cleveland, Ohio were selected to open for Bruce Springsteen to perform in front of 60,000 fans during Hard Rock Calling's summer music festival in London's Hyde Park. The band secured this opportunity by winning Hard Rock's worldwide battle of the bands, besting over 12,000 other bands from around the world. Since then, Hey Monea has shared the stage with many of their musical heroes: ranging from the Bare Naked Ladies and the Goo Goo Dolls to the Doobie Brothers, Lady Antebellum, and Kid Rock. These influences resonate deeply in their music and was captured efficiently by legendary Grammy winning producer Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse) on the bands' major label debut, Cheap Souvenirs, in late 2013. The band spent two years living on the road in support of Cheap Souvenirs, playing club dates and festivals across the country, as well as opening Bronze Radio Return's entire 2014 Summer tour. On the heels of all of that activity, Hey Monea elected to seclude themselves away in a cabin in Florida to write, record and self-produce their newest release, entitled "The Fifty." The record is meant to serve as a hearty homage to the United States, as Daniel Monea offers "not only is the American landscape the backdrop for our lives, it's the inspiration as well. With every new city comes different food, different culture, different nature, and most importantly different people who live entirely unique lives." Nate Monea adds "it's our privilege as a band, being able to travel and see new and diverse parts of the country. We try to use that inspiration, and this new album reflects that." Hey Monea doesn't consider themselves patriots in a traditional sense – as Daniel puts it, "We love America for the greasy spoons, farmers daughters, and fishing holes. For the people we meet along the way and for the freedom we all enjoy…" The songs on "The Fifty" reflect that love deeply on tunes like "Honey, I Do", a devotional love song that, according to Adam Orin, "takes a few risks and doesn't fit into a specific mold". America is the land of opportunity, and on "Filthy Rich", the band laments "late model cars and paper plates" and the other trappings of a band who aspires to break through. The calypso-tinged "Buenos Noches" addresses how love might, at timed, bridge the language barrier in our diverse country. "The Fifty" will be released onOctober 23 on independent imprint Noble Steed Music, and the band intends to tour with all of the enthusiasm reflected on this new, youthful batch of recordings. Find out more at http://www.heymonea.com/ and on social media.
Paul Pfau
Paul Pfau
Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is an award-winning singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. After graduating from college with an economics degree in 2010 he decided to forgo the 9 to 5 for a career as a recording artist. In 2011 Paul was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association. In 2012 he began recording his debut full-length album, Happy To Be, with double-platinum recording engineer Sean Russell (Bruno Mars), which was mixed and mastered by grammy-award-winning engineers Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band) and Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Keith Urban). In 2013 Happy To Be won a WAMMIE for Debut Album of the Year. Months later he was diagnosed with a vocal nodule that would put his career on hold for the better half of the next year. Shortly after his recovery, Paul gained national exposure on season eight of NBC's hit show "The Voice." Auditioning with Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me To The Moon" he turned the chairs of both Blake Shelton & Pharrell Williams, ultimately choosing to work with Pharrell. Since his departure from the show, Paul has been writing and recording music for his sophomore album and touring the country.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/