Colors of Love
Mon Chéri is a delightful group that sings charming and sweet harmonies, plays simple yet brilliant instrumentation, and has an exceptionally engaging stage presence. Drawing influences from the Beatles, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, Simon and Garfunkel, Sondre Lerche, Jeff Buckley, and the Everly Brothers, Mon Chéri has been able to create, in their own words, 'A latin love child of Simon and Garfunkel that spent too much time in an Austin bar.' Harmonies sung by charismatic Patrick McHenry (guitar, vocals) and Caroline Francis (vocals) are complex and entrancing. The skilled bassist's (Kurt Olson) playing is equally as charming and intricate, and along with the effortless percussion sets (by Brandon Vasquez), this four-some draws you in by making you pay attention to details - rather than being overbearing, loud and obnoxious. The players' interpersonal relating onstage creates a chemistry that is scintillating, and they love to share their passion with the audience. Mon Chéri wants people to feel what they feel when they're performing... and it works.