After a decade of establishing herself as an international singer Monika Wall began writing her own songs responding to a call in the night from three new songs insisting on being heard. Taking her award winning voice (Best Performance of Original Work Eckhardt Gramattee National Composition) and combining forces with Juno award winning producer Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Bros Landreth, Steve Bell) she is creating her sophomore EP of originals ‘Earth’. Building on the success of her first solo CD “Parallel Mondo’ where the world was first introduced to her music ‘Earth’ shows a further deepening of her songwriting. Songs that celebrate the pulse of life, the tug of music on her soul. The former opera singer brings the power and emotional intensity of her voice to the roots/blues album that is extraordinary and rare.
Her songs have been heard on national radio and concert stages, festivals and house concerts in North America and Europe.( Nu Sounds Festival, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Thompson Summer Concert Series, Lyric Theatre Summer Concerts, EMCA Concert Series)
Thousand year old stone cathedrals echoed as Monika ’s voice rang with timeless spirituals during her five year sojourn singing in Europe. Audiences here in North America were equally caught up in an emotional response as Monika’s new gospel /blues song ‘Big Blue Waves’ which was introduced to audiences accompanied by the sound of 20 horns during the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra’s salute to Canadian composers in 2016.
Monika Walls’ songs have both a power and timeless quality which makes her music hauntingly familiar while retaining her own personal stamp of quality and integrity.
The epic journey from Puccini to Porter to her own soulful songwriting has the thread of a spirit born to make music and a quest to find the way to reach the deepest caverns of the heart.
“This is a voice that could change lives” Micah Barnes (The Nylons)