The Scandals started in 2005 as a group of students from Finger Lakes Community College who got together to play music just for fun. Now, 4 years later, some of the members have changed, many of them have recently graduated from college, and although they play professionally now, the fun still remains.
“We play out as much as possible,” confesses the group’s vocalist, Monica Hall. “We’re starting to write our own music and right now, we’re playing blues and funk with an undercurrent of rock. We’ve been doing colleges, festivals, coffee shops, music halls, bars…. We just love playing together and when we’re giggin’ out someplace, people enjoy it and we get invited back.”
“Us” includes Monica, Leo Medler on Guitar, Joe McNinch on Bass, Tristan Greene on Drums and Nash Bock on Keys. During their performance, you’ll catch covers by such artists as B.B. King, Soulive, Susan Tedeschi, The Beatles, Norah Jones, and Galactic. Throughout the music Ms. Hall’s sultry voice glides fluidly across the top of the masterfully-woven instrumentals deftly performed by the other members of the band.
What’s next for the group?
“Well, I hope to become a professional singer. As for the group, it would be nice if someone with connections sees us. And we’d really like to tour, maybe Miami or someplace else. But wherever we play, we just really love performing. It’s great to know that we touch people of all ages with our music.”
Join the Scandals for some serious fun on Friday, July 17 at 11:30, performing at the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival.