Having found success in the southern Ontario music scene, singer-songwriter/guitarist marcus starr (formerly of radio free universe) teamed up with drummer Ben Clement, looking to go further down the rock 'n' roll rabbit hole. Sharing a love for country rock, jam bands and funk music, they founded Monte Carlo Band.
First they added dan krawchuck on bass guitar (formerly of Flat 5), who's thunderous grooves add mountains to the band's bottom end. Cam Draper, a jazz and world music enthusiast, was brought in on Tenor saxophone. Jon Edwards completes the lineup on keyboards.
With their inception in 2018, the band's energetic live performances brought audiences to their feet. Boasting four distinct vocalists, the band eagerly began writing new material, and by 2021,released their 10-song debut album, blending rock, funk and world music, respectively. Monte Carlo Band has performed Come Together Music Fest three years in a row, and in 2021 performed to a capacity crowd at Festival of Friends.
What's next for MCB? Plenty! Aside from performing concerts, the band is set to release a video for 8-Track Girl this summer. Furthermore, the band is writing new material for their follow-up album. So keep on eye out for MCB, the guys are gearing up and ready to roll.