SF Weekly's Best of the Bay award winners, Monophonics, bring a unique blend of old school soul/funk and rare groove. In the summer of 2005, drummer Austin Bohlman was asked to bring together "The funkiest players you know" to open for the legendary jam band, Vinyl at San Francisco's historic Boom Boom Room. Since then, Monophonics have quickly evolved into one of hottest upcoming live instrumental funk bands in the Bay Area. Recognized for their retro sound, style, and approach (primarily inspired by late '60s and early '70s artists like The Meters, The J.B.'s, The Crusaders, and Tower of Power) members of Monophonics continue to rep. the name through performances, sit-ins, and collaborations with local and touring acts in The Bay Area. The Monophonic Horns have performed with Russell Batiste and his Orchestra from Da Hood (members of Galactic, Papa Grows Funk, The Funky Meters) and recorded for Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce). Members of the rhythm section are involved in a collaborative turntabalism/live music project with Bay Area DJ Crew, 4OneFunk, called 4OnePhonics. Monophonics debut album, "Playin and Simple" - a full length, all original recording was released September 8th, 2007 and is available for sale at shows, online, and will be in stores soon. These young heavy-hitters aim to spread live, instrumental dance music as well as represent and continue the tradition of California/Bay Area soul, jazz and funk.