Monica Lionheart w/ special guest Gabriel Rios
Nacional Records recording artist, Monica Lionheart has a unique style that is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a musical environment, Monica has always been surrounded by an array of expressive forms, all of which influenced her development in becoming such an eclectic musician where playing the piano, guitar, drums & flute are just the beginning. Holding a deep appreciation for all music she hears, Monica's global whereabouts have helped to enrich that wealth of appreciation and her style all the more.A sizable army of fans began accumulating soon after realizing that tirelessly turning out quality music was Monica's main goal. In result of much encouragement, she started to showcase her talent and expand her musical landscape across the country. Many know her as the personality of Zigmat, a Brooklyn-based electro, trip-hop band, created and managed by Monica. Zigmat's successes include the debut album, Sounds of Machines, which has toured the US, Brazil, Mexico, and Europe. A long list of TV performances and several music video releases document the rapid growth and recognition of the album.
Lionheart's lyrics and music, described as both mystifying and haunting, are
the direct result of her travels, experiences, and life-journey, which now
attribute to the success of Indian Summer. In describing her vision for Indian
Summer, "This album turns another leaf and allows me to be intimately bare
with listeners. It's a way to change the lens used in the past and present, creating
something new". When asked why she chose Indian Summer as the title,
Monica describes, "Indian Summer is one of nature's many art forms and
perhaps among the most surprising and notably pleasing. Despite how cold it may
be, there is a moment when incredible warmth surfaces... something of a great
good is restored and there's a collective sigh in the enjoyment of this. That's
an Indian Summer". Monica' s favorite song on the record is
"Circles" which features world-renowned cellist, Yoed Nir (Regina
Spektor, Rufus Wainwright). Monica Lionheart brings a personal message - a
message that fans are eagerly waiting on.
One morning, when he was four years old, Gabriel Rios attempted to fly: he jumped from the couch in the living room and landed in a huge glass vase that immediately burst into pieces, cutting his left eyelid.
His grandmother, who was sitting on the same couch doing her morning prayers, began to scream, waking up Gabriel's parents who ran over to see what had happened. They quickly took him to the bathroom where they held him up with his back to them, facing the mirror.
At the time, he didn't understand why he was being shown his own bleeding face. Later on, they took him to the hospital where, still dressed as Superman, he received twelve stitches and an eye patch that resembled that of a pirate, which he kind of enjoyed.
Happy ears equals happy heartBeen following Monica since she was doing Zigmat and love her latest incarnation. She's so talented and it's great to drop ... More
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