Parrjazz presents MonoNeon on Friday 19th November 2021
MonoNeon, is an American bassist and experimental musician and native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is known for his presence on YouTube playing bass guitar and known for being one of the last people to work with Prince.
He is a Grammy Award-winning artist, for his participation on the 2020 NAS studio album King's Disease.
Whilst being right-handed, MonoNeon plays left-handed upside down on a right-handed bass guitar, which allows him to use heavy string bending on the upper strings. ' slapping style/technique is unique because he is executing everything upside-down, but he still uses the thumb for slaps and fingers for pops. Mono's overall playing style on bass can be described as 'funky with unusual characteristics'. Even musicians like Marcus Miller have noticed his playing style. His musical background is heavily influenced by southern soul, blues and funk. In a Bass Player magazine interview, Miller mentioned Thomas as one of several 'young bad cats' he has met on the scene.
In 2015 MonoNeon began playing bass with Prince and his protégé, Judith Hill. Some of the live shows have been at Paisley Park. On 11 January 2016, Tidal released the track Ruff Enuff by MonoNeon, only four and a half days after its initial recording. The instrumental track features Prince as producer and on keyboards. The following day, the track was replaced with a vocal version with lead vocals on vocoder by Adrian Crutchfield.
Music Genres: Bass Music, Funk, Jazz
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