Monica is a proud Noongar/Yamatji woman from Perth, Western Australia.
As the daughter of a Stolen Generation survivor, she is passionate about keeping her culture strong and alive, now working at Melrose High School as their Indigenous Education Officer during the week, while still performing in and around Ngunnawal Country.
Monica started out performing in gospel and acapella ensembles in Canberra and at festivals almost 20 years ago. She then spent 2 years living and working in the UK performing at venues in and around London and Brighton where she started writing her own music.
Since then, Monica has become an accomplished and established performer on the Canberra music scene as a front woman for disco, funk, gypsy jazz, soul, jazz, blues, rock and pop lineups. She has performed at the National Library of Australia, Swiss Embassy, Enlighten Festival, ACT NAIDOC Ball, Floriade, Skyfire, Australian Blues Music Festival, NAIDOC in the North, NYE in the City, International Blues Music Day and many other private and public events big and small in and around the Capital.
Monica has just successfully completed her 3rd year of putting together her fundraising concert , ‘Phenomenal Women in Song’, which is to raise awareness of the issue of family violence and raise funds for domestic violence crisis support services in the ACT. She is committed to supporting the community her and her two young children call home.