Singer | Songwriter | Multi Instrumentalist | Producer | Film Composer
Munk Duane is a
Reverend Guitars Artist
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.
Munk's music has been licensed to hundreds of television and film productions such as Hulu's Pam & Tommy, The 70th Annual Tony Awards, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Hawaii Five-O, 60 Minutes, NCIS 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.
Recently, Munk has been busy composing for companies like Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony Music Publishing. Extreme Music creates and licenses music for use in television, film, advertising, and online media.
"Seeing my name next to Hollywood composing legends on the Extreme platform is completely surreal.", Munk explains. Extreme Music is powered by A-List talent including Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Snoop Dogg, deadmau5, Ice-T, Sir George Martin, Atticus Ross, Tina Guo, Ramin Djawadi, Harry Gregson-Williams, Michael Giacchino, Timbaland, James S. Levine, Xzibit, and Junkie XL.
Additionally, the smart sleep device company Hatch contracted Duane to create an entire custom channel for their product. Munk recorded over 10 hours of exclusive original content, that follows specific scientific methodology to help users wind down, sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. Hatch is the second company Munk has worked with to help restless souls reach an optimal sleep state. His previous engagement composing for the Bose Sleepbud II helped inform compositional and sound design choices, specially designed for the task.
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 for the Professional Development Seminar at his alma mater Berklee College of Music.
The brand new single “Myths" drops October 14, 2022. Written, performed and produced by Munk Duane, the song was Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Green Day, Chet Faker, Lucinda Williams) at Magic Garden Mastering, LA.