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Today we’d like to introduce you to Stray Monroe.

Drawing influences from bands like The Strokes, Oasis, and Twin Peaks, San Diego indie rockers, Stray Monroe, is a high energy outfit blending the boldness of Marilyn Monroe with a desire to push the boundaries of popular music.

Formed in 2016, Stray Monroe is: Blake Imperl (vocals/guitar), Brett Kelly (bass), Colin Croft (drums). Gigging all around Southern California and Mexico, the band prides itself on its energetic live performances and humble nature. The band has been featured on NBC SoundDiego, Spotify Fresh Finds Playlist, and 91X FM

Stray Monroe has been described as, “Strokes meets Television” by 94/9 FMs Timothy Joseph and, “A punk band on one of their cheerier days”, by Michael Brummet of Impose Magazine. In December 2016, the group released their first single, “Broken Records”, followed by the debut EP, “The Stray Monroe Show” in March 2017. This was a period of firsts for the band, scoring their first TV appearance as well as their first radio play with their songs, “Muddy Soles” and “Take It Fake It”.

They released a pair of singles, Happy Accidents and Forever After, in the Fall of 2017 which introduced a more mature sound and demonstrated their growth as musicians. They are set to release a second EP, “Momentary Vertigo”, on March 23rd, 2018.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
We make music for the people. We have a passion for making music that is relatable, upbeat, and catchy. Our goal from day one is to make music that people can draw inspiration from. A lot of the lyrics to our songs deal with relatable topics like growing up, moving on in life, relationships, etc… We hope people walk away feeling happy after listening to our music.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
We think success is measured in the impact you have on people and also the personal growth you experience along your musical journey. If we’ve been able to impact the life’s of people in a positive way through our music, that’s the definition of success for us. Perseverance is the most essential key to success as an artist, nothing brilliant happens overnight.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find us on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Music, and more… We released several music videos over the past year as well, which we have provided links for below. We just released a new EP, Momentary Vertigo, which you can find on all of our music platforms.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0pfz6hvgWeXZcLBmjIqaDP?si=bka220eGQeGTj4kyTD0OFQ (Spotify)

https://youtu.be/A6rHUMNFRio (Hold the Line music Video)
https://youtu.be/_2NS_4kTcWk (Happy accidents music video)

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Image Credit:
Rick Perez
Sarah Bluhm

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