Dessa, Monakr, Brandon Markell Holmes

Sat Mar 31 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Subterranean

2011 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Ages 17+

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Dessa, Monakr, Brandon Markell Holmes

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  • Dessa

    Dessa

    Pop

  • Monakr

    Monakr

    Rap Rock

    A passing conversation in a studio. Whispers among friends at a show. The notion of musicians working together on a project is often suggested yet seldom realized. Chicago’s M O N A K R was born from such a notion in the grey of Winter 2014. It is a collaboration featuring Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks of Hey Champ, two time Grammy-nominated vocalist Matthew Santos, and Dan Brunelle of Gemini Club.


    Hagshenas had approached Santos for years about lending his voice to a Hey Champ production, but the timing and music was never right until 2014, when Hagshenas wrote "Diamond" after losing his uncle to cancer. Santos added his vocal flair to the track, and the result led the two to decide this project should live beyond a single song.


    Drummer and co-producer Marks was then tapped to lend his talents to the group. Finally they approached Brunelle, who’s band Gemini Club had shared remixes and stages with Hey Champ for years. A lineup complete, the band born of whispers came to light.

  • Brandon Markell Holmes

    Brandon Markell Holmes

    Contemporary R&B

    Grammy-nominated singer, actor, writer, multi-media artist; Brandon Markell Holmes is a formally trained theatre actor who curates common ground in creative storytelling and abstract exposition. His work themes are reflective of social observations and the symbiotic relationship between art & history. Brandon's premiere works include a visual EP entitled, Inertia, featured on Afropunk, Art's Incubator with The University of Chicago, and in conjunction with OpenTV Beta at North Western University, as well as a collaboration with international recording artist The Gorillaz on "Circle of Friendz" off their 2017 album, Humanz. Brandon's song-writing has also achieved claim after "You Won't," produced by Bobby Wooten and Andre Danek, was picked up for FOX's Empire, season 4 episode 5, featuring Jussie Smollett.

Kickstand Productions Presents

Dessa, Monakr, Brandon Markell Holmes

Sat Mar 31 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Subterranean Chicago IL
Dessa, Monakr, Brandon Markell Holmes
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Ages 17+