Mona’s Bistro & Lounge has put together a regular live music schedule that is sure to put Green Lake on the entertainment map in Seattle. Featuring some of Seattle’s best musicians and DJs, the music will focus on funk, soul, and jazz as they try and stay true to the sexy vibe that is Mona’s.
Music will be happening every Wednesday through Saturday nights from 10PM until closing and to help get you in the mood, they’ll have a special happy hour on music nights from 9pm to 10pm with $2 wells and drafts! There is never a cover charge at Mona’s.
In preparation for the new music nights Mona’s has upgraded their sound system, installed some ambient lighting and will be putting in a small stage. Mona’s has also updated their website with a calendar of all the musical acts. Mona’s has also created a Facebook group where you can stay up to date with the music.
This week’s music events at Mona’s Bistro & Lounge feature some of Seattle’s best musicians. Starting the music week on Wednesday will be the Unsinkable Heavies. Led by Nate Spicer’s Hammond B3 organ and Ben Bloom’s guitar, the Heavies are a subgroup of the mega all-star Funk Orchestra, Polyrhythmics but with a funky improvisational twist. They will be shooting some video of the band for some future YouTube postings so come down and take part!
Thursday brings the Farko Collective, Seattle’s most groundbreaking, genre-stretching jazz fusion group today. The Collective is the brain child of electric bass prodigy Farko Rustamovich Dosumov. Originally hailing from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Farko became a US citizen and chose the incredibly fertile music grounds of Seattle, Washington to start his remarkable career. Farko has been in many other Seattle projects over the years and also holds down the bass with Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder.
Friday is DJ night at Mona’s and this week will be the dueling beats of Night Train and DJ Sloth. Both these DJs have been spinning in Seattle for years and at many of Seattle’s biggest DJ events. They’ll be spinning House, Disco, Nu-Disco edits, Soul and Funk…and a whole lot more.
Saturday brings bassist Paul “PK” Kemmish to Mona’s along with noted keyboardist Marc Hager and drummer (and long-time Mona’s veteran) Guido Perla. PK returns to Seattle after touring the world with Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam for the last two years and we’re very happy to have him back! For you locals that have been around a while, you may recall PK as the bassist for Das Rut when they appeared for years on Thursday nights at the old Scarlet Tree. Well PK is back and he’s bringin’ it to Mona’s!