Saint Monday

Saint Monday

The Band from Marin County

Fool’s Spring

I recorded a nice instrumental guitar piece celebrating a special season we have here in the Bay Area called "Fool's Spring". It comes after Winter, but it doesn't necessarily mean the warm weather is here to stay. Nonetheless it's glorious weather here today, and I hope this melody captures the feeling of it for you. Read More "Fool’s Spring"

Saturday Jan 20 at the Big Rock

Join us Saturday afternoon on the Big Rock heated patio for an afternoon of classic alternative sounds and soulful original songs. Saturday, January 20th, 2-4pmSee... Read More "Saturday Jan 20 at the Big Rock"

Red Nose (What I Got)

Red Nose (What I Got) - Original remix/remake by Saint Monday https://youtu.be/bMpN2_f9Qp0 Read More "Red Nose (What I Got)"

Sonoma Red & Olema Green

[G]Sonoma Red and [D]Olema Green [Am}Have a little way of getting [C] in between What I felt and what I seen Feeling so good like... Read More "Sonoma Red & Olema Green"

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mike and ted singing on stage

Check Us Out

The best way to hear Saint Monday’s music is to come on out to The Big Rock Deli in Lucas Valley on a Wednesday night, eat some barbecue, drink some beers, and check out the best open mic in the North Bay. We’re there most weeks.

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Here are the details for our first evening-length show with original tunes mixed into our usual playlist of covers.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Show 11/30 5-7pm at the Big Rock Deli in San Rafael

Saint Monday are playing our first evening-length show the Thursday after Thanksgiving, November 30th, at the Big Rock BBQ in San Rafael!
C’mon out from 5-7pm that night — eat, drink, and be merry like Thanksgiving never ended.

The Big Rock has an amazing selection of craft brews, epic barbecue and Mexican entrees, and a heated beer garden where your kids can run wild while you rock out.

We’ll be playing our signature repertoire of classic ’80-’90s alternative songs, sprinkled in with a few new originals we’ve been working on.

See you there!

Fool’s Spring

I recorded a nice instrumental guitar piece celebrating a special season we have here in the Bay Area called “Fool’s Spring”. It comes after Winter, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the warm weather is here to stay. Nonetheless it’s glorious weather here today, and I hope this melody captures the feeling of it for you.

Sonoma Red & Olema Green

[G]Sonoma Red and [D]Olema Green

[Am}Have a little way of getting [C] in between

What I felt and what I seen

Feeling so good like I’ve never been

[Em] This sunset [D] just keeps [Am] blooming

[C] Like a rolling ocean [G] wave

[Em]The clouds [D]so all [Am]consuming

[C]That it’s taking [D]me [G]away

The red is in my body

Bringing warmth and a gentle sway

While the green is on my mind

In a most peculiar way

And they dance in me together to light up this sunny day

they lift my weary spirit like a thermal on the Bay

So come dance with me, beloved

Streaking tracers across the floor

Painting bouncing woozy circles

That I’ll see when my eyes are closed

Fire Season

VERSE 1

Cadd9 – Am7

This love I’m in feels like a parched forest floor

Aching for the rains that haven’t come

An uneasy truce like needles of spruce that pile up into fuel

Fmaj7 – G – Am

Like underbrush in a heat wave, late June {2x}


VERSE 2

Cadd9 – Am7

And a careless word unkind could set the valley floor alight

With the fury of every hurt just covered over without a word

Fmaj7 – G – Am

Is going up like wild fire tonight {2x}


CHORUS

F – G – Am

Fire season finally burn this old love away

It’s been ready to go up for far too long

The quiet kindling when there’s nothing left to say

means this love won’t outlive this fire season


VERSE 3

Cadd9 – Am7

The Marine layer rolls in just after 3am

A dew falls and the flames just settle down

No more trees block the way of the rising of the day

Fmaj7 – G – Am

And the sunrise slides down the hillside to me


CHORUS

F – G – Am – Em

Fire season finally burn this old love away

It’s been ready to go up for far too long

The quiet kindling when there’s nothing left to say

means this love won’t outlive this fire season


INSTRUMENTAL

Cadd9 – Am7 (x3)

Fmaj7 – G – Am (x2)


Bridge 

Dmadd9.   —  Fmaj7

What love will grow in the ashes of the old?

Dmadd9. –G

What love will grow in the ashes of the old?

Dmadd9.   —  Fmaj7

Is it dead and gone or will my love soon be reborn? 

Dmadd9.   —  G

What love will grow here?


CHORUS

F – G – Am

Fire season finally burn this old love away

It’s been ready to go up for far too long

The quiet kindling when there’s nothing left to say

means this love won’t outlive this fire season

IPA-Core — I Resemble that Remark

Just after we decided what kinds of artists, songs, and genres we wanted to emulate, I saw this article about “IPA-Core”.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a43994095/in-defense-mid-90s-rock/

It might be fitting that Ted, who grew up in the exact time and place for bands like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Counting Crows to be huge influences, would be a lifetime devotee of what they’re now calling Dad Rock or IPA-Core. But Mike was a mere bebbeh in those days, just getting his grown-up teeth when these songs were on the charts. As a Junior Millennial this stuff still resonates to him as well. And now that we play to a mixed crowd at the Big Rock, one of our biggest fan bases is kids under 10 who see us in the beer garden and resonate with the raw emotion of these songs. So call it what you want — we love it and we’ll keep on playing it.

Inspiration

Our musical inspirations

This is a playlist of cover songs we play live, as well as a variety of songs we’ve shared to communicate what our sound should be like. Check it out!

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