Monique and The Dopamine at The Count’s
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$10 - $25
"Monique's witty songs are on a par with the Broadway songsmiths of the 1930s ..how refreshing to hear her intelligence bringing popular music and jazz together again" - Lucky Oceans, ABC Daily Planet
Please be advised that the Script kitchen will not be open for this event and that there will be bar service only.
Notorious jazz gangster Monique diMattina and her band The Dopamine come to The Count’s with an infectious blend of original music, 1920s stomps and songs with influences from Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller to George Gershwin’s epic and iconic Rhapsody in Blue.
A Fulbright scholar, Monique lived in NYC in the noughties where she cut her teeth as a singer-songwriter and opened for Lou Reed. Her celebrated 2012 album, Nola’s Ark, was recorded in New Orleans with musicians from the bands of Dr John and Harry Connick Jnr. Monique has toured extensively both nationally and internationally and has two self-penned shows, An Affair to Dismember (solo) and The Dao of Dylan in duo with Rebecca Barnard. Her 3RRR and ABC Radio Melbourne segment ‘Shaken Not Rehearsed’ involved writing a bespoke song in an hour to listener requests. She currently plays in the bands of Alma Zygier and Harry James Angus and teaches in the Melbourne Conservatorium and Monash University jazz departments.
“An astonishing player, songwriter and singer” – Music Roots & Style