Monsoon Season plays rock seasoned with heavy doses from The American Songbook. By melding elements of jazz, americana and r and b, Monsoon Season covers a vast stylistic ground while remaining tuneful and melodic.
Formed in 2002 by multi-instrumentalists Sam Potter (vocals, guitar, mandolin, melodica, harmonica) and Aaron Hubbard (guitar, keyboards, programming), the band has toured extensively in support of it's 2006 debut EP The Last Commute. A six-song collection of moody jazz pop, the songs feature Potter's smooth vocal stylings, Hubbard's intricate arrangements, all anchored by the sturdy rhythms of drummer Nate Child and bassist Matt Conlin.
The band is currently in the studio preparing their sophomore follow-up, a full length LP due out by early 2008. With songs dabbling in new musical directions such as Bacharat-esque pop, Americana and a heavy dose of gritty rock and roll, the album looks to expand the band's electic sound even further.
Please visit the band's website at www.myspace.com/monsoonseasonband to listen to the band and watch a promotional documentary on the making of their upcoming release.
Yes, we play live throughout Utah, Idaho, and are moving into the southwest and the midwest. We love playing live, as it allows room for us to improvise and feed off the crowd reaction.
A highlight was a three hour concert we played at the Zanzibar in Salt Lake City to a packed house. We played three sets: a blues set, an acoustic set, and a rock set, all well received.
Monsoon Season is heavily influenced by the following artists/bands: Aimee Mann, Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones, Wilco, and a number of americana, jazz and rock artists.
Sam Potter (multi-instrument, vocals): Gibson Les Paul Standard, Bad Cat Cub II, Fender Twin Reverb '65 Reissue, Hohner Harmonicas, Kentucky Mandolin, Excalibur Melodica.
Aaron Hubbard (multi-instrument): Fender Lone Star Strat, Parker Fly, Martin OOO Acoustic guitar, Marshall and Mesa Boogie amps, Yamaha keyboards.
Matt Conlin (bass): Washburn and Ibanez basses, Trace Elliott amplifiers.
Nate Child (drums): Yamaha Nouveau Custom kit, Zildjian symbols.