Starting from the streets of the Seattle's Pike Place Market, emerges a young, female, singer/songwriter with the determination and talent to take on the world. Whitney Mongé moved from Spokane, WA to Seattle, WA in 2007, began street performing, and has never turned back.
After fervently working on original compositions, she released a self released album, ¨Heartbeat¨ on January 15th, 2011. The 9 song LP is not only a solo album but recorded, written and produced by Ms. Mongé herself. Once created, she began to dream beyond and started on her next feat of a professionally recorded album later that year. In 7 months Whitney recorded a 5 song EP, ¨Steadfast¨, with Grammy Award winning Producer, Pete Stewart and other notable Seattle talent that was released on August 25th, 2011. The ¨Steadfast¨ EP is available on iTunes, whitneymongemusic.com, and various other websites for download only.
Armed with personal, emotional songs and a raspy, soulful voice to sing them with, James Coates portrays those songs through a rustic tapestry influenced by the folk, rock, soul and even gospel genres.
After receiving comparisons to Bob Dylan and Tom Petty with his "haunting" (Seattle Weekly) debut EP, Coates set out to perform live at Seattle clubs like Neumo's, the Hard Rock Café and the Tractor Tavern (opening for national touring act and Nettwerk Records artist the Clumsy Lovers) as well as the 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival and Seattle Weekly's REVERB Festival.