“All I ever wanted to do was something in the arts, whether it was singing, dancing, acting, whatever, I just wanted to perform all the time…” And perform Ms. Monét does.
Born as Conesha Monét Owens, this California – Bay Area native, was touched with the gift that only God could provide, the gift to truly move people. Given the talents of all that performing arts can give, including improv and dramatic acting, dance/choreography, topped with a 5 octave vocal range in modern and classical music, it’s no wonder this “gifted” singer-songwriter, arranger, and thespian has been sought after by some of the industry’s best, most diverse and accomplished artists and producers. Some include producers Walter Afanasieff, Patrick Leonard, Steve Jordan and the great Phil Spector.
Performing on numerous stages whether in theater productions or world-wide touring with some of today’s most-notable and respected artists such as Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, The Dukes of September, Toto, Huey Lewis and the News, Patti Austin, Queen Latifah and Kenny Loggins, a featured vocalist for the “Dancing With The Stars” 2006 winter tour, a mesmerizing duet with music great, Johnny Mathis on his 2008 release, “A Night To Remember”, harmonizing with the late great man of soul, Soloman Burke, while keeping the soul-singer thing alive as a backing vocalist for the second ranked “top selling” tour of 2006-07, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Soul 2 Soul tour, and most recent, Lenny Kravitz’ “Black and White America” 8 week European tour lending backing and featured lead vocals with the tours opener, Raphael Saadiq, Monét continues to develop her already “polished” skills thoroughly in the hands of the business. Whether she’s performing R&B and Rock or singing Jazz standards, and Gospel hymns, it’s in the performance where she’s most justifiable.
Whether Monét is performing for Vice-President Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton at the Biden’s pre inaugural family party or for President Barack Obama at his historic Inaugural Ball, Monét continues to accomplish over 100 sold-out shows in Japan and New York at the famous “Blue Note” jazz clubs and Beacon Theater. She’s mesmerized the people “down under” while touring Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, as well as the world famous Blues Alley in Washington, DC, the Playboy Jazz Festival, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the North Sea and Montreux Jazz festivals in Europe as well as a historic 8 show “sell-out” at the hip “Joe’s Pub”, in New York, the 2012 Soul Train Awards and embarking on her 7th year with standing room only shows at the popular “Bourbon Street” club in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And it doesn’t stop there, by gaining her first “Grammy” certification from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for her backing vocals on the 1998 “Song of the Year” “My Heart Will Go On”, recorded by Celine Dion.
“I am so excited about all that’s needed to be seen and heard by the world. I say WORLD because my vision is abundant yet personal. Being able to express this to masses of people is a feeling I just cannot wait to experience… REAL MUSIC IS IN TRANSITION!” And Monét is right, with a fan base that’s worldwide and continually growing; the world is definitely ready to experience the “magnificence” of Ms. Monét… Critics say, “Monét shines” when she performs, she “graceful” and “exciting” channeling the class and vocal “genius” of the greats before her… With the void of the ultimate female performer being a thorn in music’s side, Monét is here to finally ease the pain and she’s definitely worth the wait.