Monroe is a Wellington band to watch. Their sound is unique yet immediate and, although a listener can decipher inspiration from timeless bands such Radiohead, Nirvana, U2 and The Beatles, Monroe have written songs that affirm who they are.
If you haven't seen them live you really are missing out; vocalist/guitarists Gerry Blair and Lux Briant are both seasoned entertainers who humbly command your attention with genuine humour; drummer Shane Robinson has a natural presence and plays the kit with flair and individuality, and; enigmatic bassist Kurt Harniss's tight yet relaxed energy gives muscularity to the group.
With these elements, and a risk-taking attitude and playful musicality combined, Monroe has the potential to be one of the best bands to emerge in recent years
Gerry & Lux - guitar/vocals,
Kurt - bass guitar
Shane - drums