Monica Queen

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Monica Queen is a singer from Glasgow, Scotland who has collaborated with Belle & Sebastian (e.g., on Lazy Line Painter Jane from the Lazy Line Painter Jane EP),[1] Chris Coco,[2] James Grant[3] and Jim White,[4] among others. She is listed on the Fire Records (UK) artists page as a contributing artist to their Chamber Music album, a 36-part tribute to James Joyce's Chamber Music.

She works with Johnny Smillie, with whom she co-founded Thrum, who were part of the indie scene in Glasgow in the 1990s. Thrum signed to Fire Records (UK) (home of Teenage Fanclub, Pulp and the Pastels), and released several records between 1990 and 1997. After Thrum broke up she left the music business, but returned after Stuart Murdoch from Belle & Sebastian asked her to sing with them.[5] She returned under her name, working with Thrum's Johnny Smillie[6][7] and released Ten Sorrowful Mysteries[8] and Return of the Sacred Heart[9] as Monica Queen.

She sang "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" with Snow Patrol at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on 12 June 2010.


  • Ten Sorrowful Mysteries - Creeping Bent[10][11][12][13]
  • Return of the Sacred Heart (2005) - Vertical[14]


  1. ^ O'Neill, Mike (21 April 2000), "Lazy Line Painter Jane review", The Tampa Tribune
  2. ^ "Chris Coco Next Wave (Distinctive Breaks) + + + - £14.99", The Guardian, 30 August 2002
  3. ^ Pollack, David (1 October 2004), "James Grant Venue, Edinburgh, September 26", Scottish Daily Record
  4. ^ Farquhar, Stuart (14 May 2001), "Review All White on the night for king of country cool", Evening News - Scotland
  5. ^ Stewart, Karen (10 March 2005), "Queen to reign", The Sun
  6. ^ Sheperd, Fiona (15 February 2002), "The queen of melancholy", The Scotsman
  7. ^ "Fans worship at Queen's altar", Sunday Mail, 16 June 2002, archived from the original on 3 November 2012
  8. ^ "Monica Is Queen Of Song", Evening Express, 20 November 2003
  9. ^ Wilson, Mike (27 March 2005), "I loved singing in the rain; Time and place; Interview; Monica Queen; Property", The Sunday Times
  10. ^ Virtue, Graeme (24 February 2002), "spirit on the wane", Sunday Herald
  11. ^ Sheperd, Fiona (22 February 2002), "Reviews. Monica Queen - Ten Sorrowful Mysteries", The Scotsman
  12. ^ Somerville, Colin (17 February 2002), "Album of the week", Scotland on Sunday
  13. ^ "Ten Sorrowful Mysteries review", Evening Times, 25 January 2002
  14. ^ Sheperd, Fiona (11 March 2005), "CD Rviews: MONICA QUEEN: RETURN OF THE SACRED HEART", The Scotsman

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