Moneen in 2009
|Origin||Brampton, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, post-hardcore|
|Labels||Dine Alone, Vagrant, Smallman|
|Associated acts||Alexisonfire, Black Lungs, Cunter, Seas|
Chris 'The Hippy' Hughes
|Past members||Steve Nunnaro
The band formed in 1999 after the dissolution of another band, called Perfectly Normal. Moneen's original bass player, Mark Bowser, was replaced by Chris Slorach (Nu Chris), who left the band after the release of The Theory of Harmonial Value. Erik Hughes (who played bass for the band on their first Canadian tour) later became the permanent bass player for the band.
The band recorded their first EP "Smaller Chairs for the Early 1900s" in Kenny's basement. They then re-released it on Smallman Records with their second album "The Theory of Harmonial Value", the band's next release was "Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now" in 2003. They later signed to Vagrant Records. Smallman Records still distributes their albums in Canada. In 2005 they released a split EP with friends Alexisonfire on Dine Alone Records, on which each band covered two of the other's songs, plus one original song.
In 2005, director Alex Liu followed the band through the recording process for The Red Tree, filming a documentary entitled The Start to This May Be the End to Another. The Red Tree was released on April 11, 2006 on CD and vinyl. The vinyl release of The Red Tree was limited to 300 copies. On April 21 of 2012 Moneen will re-pressed The Red Tree on vinyl, limited once again to 500 copies. The documentary was released as part of The Moneen DVD: It All Started with a Red Stripe on May 13, 2008. The DVD had been nominated for a Juno Award for Music DVD of The Year.
In March 2008, Moneen parted ways with their drummer Peter Krpan, who decided to start a solo project named One Grand Canyon, and acquired new drummer Steve Nunnaro as a permanent replacement. In the same announcement, the band revealed they are nine songs into their upcoming record.
Moneen began recording their fourth studio album The World I Want to Leave Behind in December 2008, which was released September 15, 2009 with Dine Alone Records. They released it on CD and vinyl. The vinyl release had a bonus track called "Dark & Ugly".
In 2010, Peter Krpan re-joined Moneen as the permanent drummer. Recently, the band opened for several dates on Alexisonfire's farewell tour in December 2012, however the band had performed very little throughout 2012 and continuing into 2013, without officially announcing the future of the band.
Chris, Erik, and Peter formed a new band in 2013 named Seas, and signed a deal with Black Box Recordings. They have been touring since. Kenny plays in a band called Cunter and is the guitar tech for The Sheepdogs
- Kenny Bridges: vocals, guitar (2000–present)
- Chris "Hippy" Hughes: guitar, vocals (2000–present)
- Haris Cehajic: keyboards, guitar (touring) (2000–present)
- Erik Hughes: bass guitar, vocals (2001–present)
- Peter Krpan: drums, percussion (2000–2008, 2010–present)
- Mark Bowser: bass guitar (2000)
- (Nu) Chris Slorach: bass guitar (2000–2001)
- Steve Nunnaro: drums, percussion (2008–2010)
- The Theory of Harmonial Value (2001), Smallman Records
- Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now? (2003), Vagrant Records
- The Red Tree (2006), Vagrant Records, (2012), Vinyl Repress Dine Alone Records
- The World I Want to Leave Behind (2009), Dine Alone Records
- Smaller Chairs for the Early 1900s (1999), Smallman Records
- The Switcheroo Series: Alexisonfire vs. Moneen (2005), Dine Alone Records
- Saying Something You Have Already Said Before: A Quiet Side of Moneen (2006), Vagrant Records
- Hold That Sound EP (2009), Dine Alone Records
- "No Better Way To Show Your Love Than A Set Of Broken Legs" (2002)
- "Tonight, I'm Gone..." (2002)
- "Life's Just Too Short Little Ndugu" (2003)
- "Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now?" (2003)
- "Start Angry... End Mad" (2004)
- "Passing Out in America/Accidents Are on Purpose" (2006)
- "If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's an Addiction" (2006)
- "Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do" (2006)
- "Hold That Sound" (2009)
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