Shades of Blue
'Damn! The quality of independent music is really getting phenomenal.' So begins a recent article in Express describing the original music of Blue Monday. A telling introduction for a young songwriting duo whose 'riveting original sounds and unforgettable melodic hooks' are poised to turn the ear of pop music. The sophisticated sounds of Blue Monday, led by the powerful voice of Marni Zevon, 'hooks the listener in a web of memorable melodies and exciting displays of musicianship.' With a voice called 'husky, amazingly sexual/sexy' by The Review and professional performance credits including work with superstar Billy Joel, Marni fills out the vocals with passion and feeling rarely heard in modern pop music. Laying out the music landscape for Blue Monday, Brian Beck is an accomplished composer and keyboardist with composition credits on major recording label releases. The duo's producer, William Garrett, was recently the subject of a feature article in Billboard Magazine for his career accomplishments, which include work with artists such as Lauryn Hill, John Waite, Everything But The Girl, and Cyndi Lauper. Blue Monday's first commercial release, Shades of Blue, was recorded in the summer and fall of 2000 at Sony Music Publishing Studios in New York City.