El Paraiso Records has a talent of finding incredible bands. One of their latest releases is Two Isles by San Diego outfit Monarch. There are lot’s of great bands in south side of beautiful California; Earthless, Joy, Brian Ellis Group, Astra and they are all making wonderful releases. Monarch adds a special warmth to the scenery.
Who’s in Monarch and what do you all play? Have you all made any changes to the lineup since you started or is this the original lineup?
Monarch is Dominic Denholm on guitar and vocals, Thomas DiBenedetto and Nate Burns on guitar, Matt Weiss on bass, and Andrew Ware on drums. We’re all part of the original lineup. We had a few jam sessions before we properly formed, but we only really had one song at the time, and by our first show we were the same bunch of turkeys we are today. Every once in a while we’ll play a show of cover tunes if a member is out of town, but it just never feels the same without everyone here, and it wouldn’t be nice to promise our fans the full experience without everyone.