Monique Angele is a unique emerging Canadian singer-songwriter currently based in Australia. Her music blends both classical and pop elements in a style that exhibits both pianistic finesse and soaring vocals.
Monique's performance history makes her no stranger to the stage, possessing a background in solo piano and voice repertoire, opera and musical theatre. Originally honing her vocal skills in classical opera, she decided that performing her own music was her calling. Her live performances of her original music always convey a charismatic and elegant response from audiences and have won rave reviews wherever she performs.
Her songs range from instrumental complexity and virtuosic vocals to simple and refined moments of bliss. Whether it be about heartbreak, seduction, anger, or lighthearted themes, she delivers honest emotions to the listener.
Her second EP, "Answers" is a natural progression from her first self-titled EP, featuring thick harmonies and a wider range of instrumental accompaniment. The title track and lead single, "Answers", is a slow-building epic that brings the listener from a simple piano melody to a extravagant climax and back again.
Her new album will be released in 2018. This hotly anticipated album features a mix of modern pop, classical and soul elements and consisting of a wide range of lyrical content - love, self-reflection, hope, human rights. Watch out for this album, it’s definitely her best material yet!
The Real Songwriters of melbourne
"Canadian-born singer songwriter Monique Angele discusses the move from opera to pop, finding inspiration in a Queensland Wallaby Sanctuary and recording her latest EP in a closet."
Sean A'Hearn Blog
"Now, the immensely talented Monique Angele is combining both piano and opera singing to scintillating effect for her solo career."
"Why should people come and see your band? People should come see me because my music is different and it leaves a big impression on people."
"Answers" EP Reviews
Indie Music Review
"My first impressions of this album mainly include words such as “epic”, “moving”, and “intense”. Angele is an incredibly gifted songwriter and musician, and her potential is definitely displayed in full in this amazing, yet short collection of carefully composed pieces of art."
"Instead of purely being one expectation, Monique has by far entrusted the spotlight towards her voice and unique pianist ability to build a foundation that will not disappoint."
"...I definitely believe that there is enough potential and creativity there to continue her evolution as an artist and I look forward to her next project."
Indie Music Reviews
"Anyone can sing words. It takes a true artist to convey those words and present them with emotion. “Monique” does so brilliantly."
"I’d like to tell you which song is the highlight of the album, but they’re all so rich and different, that all of them are highlights."
"Complex, virtuosic, elegant and sharp tunes of Monique Angele deserve to be heard by the most sophisticated judges of music, as well as by the wide audience."
"... offers a range of tones and stylistic manipulations, fusing together classical, pop, gothic and gospel styles to create a unique musical experience that can be listened to repeatedly."
"Keep taking chances Monique! We are rooting for you in Canada."
"Monique Angele has an incredible voice and has written an excellent single."
"How would you classify your music? .... My music is vocal/piano pop with elements of classical."
Listen With Monger
"On a more base level, however, this is simple, pure and beautiful music that, even when the drums kick in towards the end, would soothe the fiercest of beasts at the end of the hardest of days. Stunning."
The Harlton Empire
What Sound Melbourne
"Originally hailing from Canada, now Australian based pop soulstress Monique Angele has just dropped her newest single ‘Answers’, the first taste from her second EP of the same name."
Debut EP Reviews
Indie Music Digest
“Dominated by Canadian songstress Monique Angele’s extraordinary voice, this ranges from borderline opera to more parlour-orientated piano pieces.”
Indie Music reviews
“The “Monique Angele” EP is one of the boldest pop-rock releases I’ve heard this year."
Indie artists alliance
“…Monique Angele not only has X-Factor, she has a voice that will blow you away…let’s hear a full-length CD ASAP!"
“Many of these pieces are stellar vocal performances yet are wonderfully organic in nature…if this release slipped past you then you may want to take notice ASAP!”
“This is such a complex, amazing and dramatic album what else can I say?”
“…it’s nice to know there are a few artists out there that can still deliver music that will make your jaw hit the floor while plucking your heart strings at the same time.”
“[Monique Angele’s] powerful operatic voice and classically infused pop instrumentals are the brushstrokes to her emotionally driven lyrics."
“…Monique Angele has a sound that should have broad appeal."
Music street journal
“The vocals impress throughout…”
“Haar theatrale opera-achtige stem past wel goed bij de liedjes… [translation: Her theatrical operatic voice fits well with the songs…]"
listen with monger
“…the lady has a serious pair of lungs on her.”