TOUR WITH TRE ALLEGRI RAGAZZI MORTI:
HONEYBIRD & THE MONAS:
HONEYBIRD (multi-instrumentalist Monique Mizrahi) is a bassist, charango-player (South American 10-string instrument), singer-songwriter, educator and LGBT activist. From her California roots and early love of punk, coming into her creative own in Rome, Italy and Brooklyn, Honeybird has chased more powerful engagement with her identity. In Los Angeles she worked with Primus, RATM and Elliott Smith, amongst others. Over the past decade she has performed as Honeybird throughout Europe and in May 2015 released an album Out Comes Woman chronicling her coming out experience. In March 2016 she presented "Bi at the Brooklyn Museum" with fellow Bi activists at the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday celebrating Women's History Month. In May 2016 she release "WM" EP with her trio Honeybird & The Monas (mona meaning vagina in the Veneto dialect). She plays charango and sings on tour with the Italian rock band Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti. In September 2016 she performed at the US White House for the Bisexual Community Briefing.
Recepient of the steve ben israel commission.
Monique plays Aquila Corde charango strings. (link)
*Honeybird & the Monas*
A bassist songwriter in Brooklyn (Monique), a jazz drummer in Berlin (Gioele), and an electro-pop genie in Italy (Gigi). Put them together and out comes Honeybird & The Monas. In the Veneto dialect, "Mona" means vagina; the music encompasses the divine feminine, present in all women and men. The connection with the moon, with the mona. Gioele Pagliaccia is an active drummer seeped in funk and jazz, plays with many including Joe Lally. Gigi Funcis is a multi-instrumentalist, keyboardist and master at remixes, samples and beats.
Monique plays Aquila Corde charango strings and Gioele Pagliaccia plays Bosphorus cymbals and Artbeat drum sticks.