“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...” -Ms. Monét
And perform, Ms. Mone´t 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, 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, and rocking out with the iconic Don Felder of the Eagles 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 supporting and featured lead vocals with the tours opener, Raphael Saadiq, Ms. 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 she is performing for Vice-President Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton at the Biden’s pre inaugural family party or for former President Barack Obama at his historic Inaugural Ball, and his 2012 re-election by lending her voice alongside Jennifer Hudson on the Al Green classic “Let’s Stay Together”, or singing the classic “The Way We Were” for the 2012 Primetime Emmy’s memoriam segment, harmonizing alongside Joe Satriani’s guitar for the United Nations’ thematic song simply titled “Song Without Words”, or lending supporting vocals alongside the iconic Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ms. Monét continues to accomplish sold-out shows all over the world. She’s mesmerized the people “down under” while touring Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, the famous Blue Note Jazz clubs in New York and Japan as well 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 7thyear with standing room only shows at the popular "Bourbon Street" club in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and most recently a mesmerizing performance in Macau, China for the United Nations High Level Multi-Stakesholders Strategy Forum, Ms. Monét continues to leave the crowds in awe. And it doesn't stop there, 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, and her 2ndas a featured vocalist on the 2016 Grammy winning classical record “Ask Your Mama” as well as being honored by the 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Awards for her songwriting contribution to the platinum hit single “Don’t”, by pop phenom Ed Sheeran, Ms. Monét has only scratched the surface of her career.
“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.