2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: MonoNeon
Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.
It seems rare to open up Youtube and not find a video with MonoNeon. From his solo efforts to his work with Scary Goldings, Scary Pockets, Ghost-Note, and even his grandma, the bassist is everywhere.
We interviewed MonoNeon this year, around the time of his release of his latest full-length album, Supermane. Earlier in the year, he released Banana Peel on Capitol Hill.
Add it all up, and MonoNeon makes this year’s Reader Favorites list at #10.
Supermane: An Interview with MonoNeon
Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has been pumping out new music for years. Although he has quite a catalog to dig through, his latest full-length album, “Supermane”, is undoubtedly one of his best. We caught up with him to get the scoop.
Scary Pockets: Thinking Out Loud
Scary Pockets are back with another fantastic cover. In this one, the band includes guest vocalist Ty Taylor and MonoNeon laying down the funky lines. Here’s their take on Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”.
Scary Goldings: Bruise Cruise
Scary Goldings sent us the first single from their upcoming album, and it’s a killer song by a killer lineup. That lineup includes MonoNeon, John Scofield, Louis Cole, Larry Goldings, Jack Conte, and Ryan Lerman.
Ghost-Note: Swagism (Live Acoustic)
I’m always psyched when a new Ghost-Note video drops. This one premiered yesterday, with the band performing a live acoustic set for Sugarshack Sessions. Here’s the band, with MonoNeon on bass, performing “Swagism”.
MonoNeon has released a new “director’s cut” video of his song, “Invisible”, which is on his latest album, “Supermane”. Among the many things he does on the track, he lays down the groove on a 2-string bass!
Mononeon Releases “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill”
Mononeon is getting the year started on the right foot with the release of “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill”, an album he describes as “comedy, allegory, and funk in a 25-minute package.”