Tasmanian born Monique Brumby’s self titled album release is the 2 X ARIA Award winning singer/songwriter’s 5th solo album. Monique’s work displays a unique production style and expressive vocal delivery.
Monique’s songs remind us of why she broke through with 2 ARIA Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ 1996 and ‘Best Female Artist’ 1997. In 1998 Monique was nominated for ARIA ‘Song Of The Year’ for her epic ballad ‘The Change In Me’ from her debut Thylacine album.
As a songwriter, Monique’s community minded approach to life is reflected in her storytelling, drawing inspiration she has found as Ambassador for Aardvark World wide, an organisation running music programs for young people with chronic illness. Monique has also been involved with fundraising and awareness campaigns throughout her career and is passionate about supporting minority groups and not-for-profit organisations that enrich our community. She travels from her current place of residence in Melbourne Australia to her spiritual home of Tasmania regularly to compose new material. She finds the energy, people and landscape of the island inspiring.
An accomplished live performer, Monique has toured extensively, playing at music festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, A Day On The Green, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Bridgetown Blues Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Grampians Grape Escape, Festivale and The Famous Spiegeltent. She has also toured with artists including Don McLean, Paul Kelly, the late Jeff Buckley, Shawn Colvin, The Stanglers and The Bangles.
Her songs have featured in film and television productions including feature films; Occasional Coarse Language, Diana & Me and television productions; Home & Away, Heartbreak High and Secret Life of Us. She has co- written songs with varying artists including Paul Kelly (Monique co-wrote Melting released on Paul’s 1998 Words and Music album) and Krista Polvere (Monique co-wrote Breakable released on Krista’s debut album 2009 produced by Malcolm Burn).