“...Moniker’s musical and lyrical lines are subtly placed and wonderfully arranged, layered but never overdone, huge and quiet, fixed and exploring, catchy and cerebral.”
— Lesley @ Great Dark Wonder
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.
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 Renor edge and Gordie Johnson style.
Touring internationally with critically acclaimed artists like Jeff Straker and Lynne Hanson, while producing and engineering breakthrough albums for artists like Megan Nash (Song Harvest Vol. 1), and Scott Pettigrew. Moniker has honed his sound and developed his songwriting, melding his influences into a true sonic mosaic.
With songs like "Old Sandbox", a blend of ambient sound scape, dirty electronic soundbites, ethereal vocals, angelic instrumentals with harmonicas and bells, a sea chanty from eaven, 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 (Blake Berglund) 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, this debut solo album promises a true musical journey, a mized-genre compilation with eased delivery, ambient soundscape, poignant lyricism, huge guitar riffs and catchy melodies.