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by Dave DeMonki

Upbeat acoustic music with minimal production. Cool tunes feature acoustic guitar, violin, and percussion
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Only for Awhile
3:47 $0.99
2. I'm the One
4:06 $0.99
3. Hold on to You
3:36 $0.99
4. Bother Me
4:13 $0.99
5. Cell Phone
3:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Dave DeMonki performs entertaining original songs using a live looping technique that enables him to perform on guitar and violin simultaneously. The songs range from Latin to pop to rock and the violin enables sounds that set this act apart from the crowd.

Dave DeMonki has played in dozens of bands, musical groups, and minor tragedies over the past 15 years on bass, guitar, and violin. Warm up gigs have included Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Radiators, the Little River Band, the Call, Edwin McCain, the Producers, and on and on...

Dave started out with a different last name (Pretlow) on the violin as a youngster. At age 14 he turned to bass guitar in order to play in rock bands. After many years of guitar-envy Dave began performing on guitar and electric violin in 1996.

The advent of live looping technology (and a queer eye make-over) enabled what has become Dave DeMonki. Dave records his guitar as he plays live so that he can recycle sections of songs to play solos over. The current EP is 5 songs performed (without looping) by Dave, and with the help of producer/engineer/percussionist Brian Peet, and percussionist Louis Antoon. Check out the songs at www.fretlow.com!

"DeMonki music" is the culmination of years of house band and bar band jobs put into perspective. The songs are simple in form and arrangement but require an above average level of proficiency to properly execute. The live presentation ranges form straight ahead pop to jam band.



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ellen greene oconnor

The Dave Demonki 5 song CD was really great. Intense and moving. I laughed out loud during the song I'm the One. You can feel what he describes as the hurricane-outside-the-window excitement of a self-destructive relationship equally with the awareness that it is an exhausting idiocy which one will outgrow (few songs can focus on both at the same time). Its constent refrain of 'she says' is wincingly hilarious. Cell Phone is powerful and touching, gives me shivers. Its pshcho-sexual intensity is almost scary. Bother Me is compelling story telling with image filled phrases and a sparse arrangement so elegant and tasteful it's hard to listen to without playing it over again. Beautiful really. If ever I'm in Atlanta, i'd love to hit a performance.