A dynamic Liverpool outfit self-described as “rock’n’roll… with a cello”, The Mono LPs comprise frontman/guitarist Ste Reid, cellist/vocalist Vicky Reid, bassist Chris Barlow, and drummer Tom McCabe. With a broad range of influences from Stevie Wonder and The Beatles, classical music and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the band will be harnessing them all (and more) in a forthcoming collection of tracks that promises to showcase their versatility and eclecticism with an electrifying “jukebox style”.
Created by accident, The Mono LPs started when Ste Reid chanced upon Vicky (then-Mutch), a relation of Elvis Costello, in a coffee shop. Intrigued by the huge case Vicky was holding, Ste asked her what string instrument she was playing – the rest is history. With the unusual addition of a cello into the mix, The Mono LPs’ distinct baroque-fuelled, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll sound has earned them a dedicated fanbase (the ‘Monettes’), media praise from the likes of NME and BBC Introducing and fans in the music community including Mick Jones, Alan McGee, Blood Red Shoes and The View. Impressing at major festivals such as Kendal Calling and Sound City, the band’s local shows at the famous Cavern Club and Zanzibar in their hometown have proven wall-to-wall sell-outs.
Releasing their debut: ‘States of Decay’ to acclaim in 2016, The Mono LPs are now readying its long awaited follow-up, ‘Shuffle / Play’, for release on Fretsore Records in the New Year.