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Singer | Songwriter | Multi Instrumentalist | Producer | Film Composer

2x New England Music Award winner: 

2018 MALE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR | 2019 VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Boston based Recording Artist, Producer and Film Composer Munk Duane has a style deeply rooted in late 60s and early 70s Soul and Pop, with unapologetic nods to legends such as Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder, crafting a sonic atmosphere that is traditional in inception and modern in execution. Channeling spirits of the past and filtering them through a 21st century aesthetic, Munk manifests an evolution by daring to experiment in hybrids. 

 

The video single “Another Day Another Bullet” from his 6th album “Theory of History: Part 2” (2018), gained over 14,000 views in the first few days after its World Premiere, and earned him Video of the Year at the 2019 New England Music Awards. His recent single “Dangerous” (Aug 2020), saw a dramatic uptick in his Spotify profile, gaining over 40k new listeners. The single was inspired by Duane’s battle with COVID-19 this past March and it was written to addresses the pitfalls involved with blindly following false narratives without a sense of self-awareness.

 

Munk's music has been licensed to hundreds of television and film productions such as The 70th Annual Tony AwardsThe Late Show With Stephen ColbertHawaii Five-O60 MinutesNCIS and Blue Bloods, to The Sopranos, the Super Bowl Half Time Show and NCAA March Madness. He composed the original score for the 2015 Indie Thriller "The House Across The Street" starring Eric Roberts and owns Bad Stella Studios, just outside of Boston. Munk Duane endorses Reverend Guitars and became an official Reverend Artist in April 2016.

 

Munk Duane has appeared in major press including a feature in Billboard Magazine, as well as The Hollywood Reporter and The Boston Globe. He has been a guest lecturer at his alma mater Berklee College of Music.

The brand new single “Fanblade" is scheduled for release 11/20/2020. Written, performed and produced by Munk Duane, with Steve Davis on bass and Matt Heisler on drums, the song was Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Green Day, Chet Faker, Lucinda Williams) at Magic Garden Mastering, LA.



 

Munk Duane is a Reverend Guitars Artist

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