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Armed with her voice, a ukulele and a trusty pineapple shaker, this Montreal-based musician has a knack for bringing large crowds to a complete silence. With her enticing melodies and ethereal voice, Monika has been known to forge bonds of unbreakable quirkiness with her audience. Our intrepid hero's weapon of choice: the Ukulele – it was love at first sight, a tagteam only bested by fries, cheese curds and gravy. This seemingly harmless instrument may be underrated, but those who have been exposed to its amiable sound, its range and its versatility know that it holds little to no bounds.
The nineteen year old Canadian made her first appearances last year alongside the Ukulele Club of Montreal at a TEDx conference and at the Montreal Uke Fest. She will be performing at this summer’s third edition of the One Man Band Festival and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her first international appearance.Her upcoming EP, Pineapple Shakes, will have you put into a trance from the first note to the last. Classical pianist, vocalist and composer by nature, Monika brings a hint of the unexpected to her ukulele-based indie-folk tunes as she blends her classical training with a more contemporary and minimalist sound!
“Monika Cefis, will be sure to leave you in awe with her angel-like voice and amazing ukulele skills. This is a rising star you don’t want to miss!” - ScandalMagazine
“ [...] prestations de très grande qualité, généreuses, pleines d’humour et d’émotions, [ayant] largement mérité les standings ovation!” - Aquila Corde
"C’était le genre de moment inexplicable qui va rester gravé dans les mémoires! On tombe en amour, un vrai coup de cœur!” - Emergenza