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Monica and The Explosion with Moisty Atsushi


Sat 22 Feb 2014, 8:30pm

Where: Le Cafe, 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: moisty

Monica and The Explosion is coming back to NZ. Supported by Moisty Atsushi (Atsushi and the Moisties). $10 at door.

Monica and The Explosion is Monica Welander, an acoustic punk rock performer originally from Sweden.

Since the release of her debut album in 2007 she has been touring all around the world, solo or with a band. The sound is best described as ”jukebox punk” - acoustic rock n'roll with attitude.

In August 2013 she released her third album “Keep it Alive!” featuring drummer Rob Baylis and bassist Ian Stapleton (both members of The Destructors).

Vive Le Rock Magazine (UK), nov/dec 2013:
Keep It Alive!
Swedish singer-songwriter's third album is an acoustic delight 8/10
"...the high energy gutsy songstress sings her heart out for 13 memorable short, sharp songs. There is a rush of adrenaline that explodes from her frantic strumming and a vocal drawl full of feeling and power which plays off against some of her tounge-twisting lyrics, radiating attitude and defiance."

Atsushi Ukito, aka "Moisty Atsushi" emigrated to New Zealand in 1999 from Japan. With a near-obsessive passion for 1960s Jamaican music, Atsushi started a solo project in 2003, evolving it by 2007 into popular Auckland ska/reggae band Atsushi and The Moisties. Under his leadership, the band looked to recreate the sound of early Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae.