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Firmly rooted in Soul, R&B, and Indie Pop, Sunmonks is the project of Geoffrey CK and Alexandra Steele. The duo recently released their debut EP, In A Desert of Plenty, via Crossbill Records. You can snag a copy here.
SONG: “In A Desert of Plenty”
BIRTH DATE: November 2012
HOMETOWN: Sacramento, California
CURRENT LOCATION: Northern California
AMBITIONS: To write and record vivid music and zealously perform for our friends and strangers until we die, or run out of friends or strangers, whichever comes first
TURN-OFFS: Greed, stagnation
TURN-ONS: Saxophone sections, play, sincere conversation, movement, wonder and discovery
DREAM GIG: The next one we get to play…also Madison Square Garden or something like that
FAVORITE LYRIC: “If you trespass in this garden, to a place you should not go. If you step out from the shadows, see the city far below.”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: The Duke Chevalier
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake AM”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Franz Liszt, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jim Henson, Nat King Cole
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Watching Hella perform when we were teenagers
I WROTE THIS SONG: while we were people-watching outside in the dead heat of summer.