Major and the Monbacks

Major & The Monbacks

Major and the Monbacks are the newest torch bearers of the old “Norfolk Sound”, following a long line of musicians with a sound that bridges the gap between the R&B of Gary U.S. Bonds, the rockabilly of Gene Vincent, and the modern garage pop of Dr. Dog to create an exciting brew of rock n’ soul. With 4 vocalists, a hypeman, and a lively horn section, the Monbacks have revived the party infused energy of southern soul, blending this old school style with danceable pop melodies and ska and soul horn riffs, stirring dreamlike visions of Otis Redding or Chuck Berry playing a beer soaked fraternity party.  What started as a small bedroom jam band with a big heart, has expanded into one of the most well versed party bands in southern Virginia known for high energy live shows full of dancing and jamming. The Monbacks are familiar with all types of events, from house parties to festivals, and venues, from bars and clubs to Norfolk, VA’s The NorVa. The Monbacks have a full set of original music, some of which are featured on the band’s first studio effort, Monback House Party EP released in the winter of 2012, along with a deep catalogue of soul, funk, and dance covers that blend seamlessly to create an enlivened dance floor or party experience.