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Houston, We Have No Problem -- Monica Matocha Transcends Her Teen Pop Past and Emerges as a Powerhouse Singer/Songwriter on Her Debut Single, 'Impostor'(February 13, 2012)
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- While many underground artists hope to be the next icon of pop music, one has broken through the pack with a single that is sailing through the U.S. Pop and Independent Artist Charts. Meet 20-year-old Monica Matocha (www.monicamatocha.com) -- unlike the title of her soaring song, she is no "Impostor."
Matocha's (pronounced Ma-toke-uh) edgy sound has propelled "Impostor" into the top 75 on the US Mediabase Pop Charts and #3 on the Independent Artists/New Releases chart within three months of the release.
She also snagged "Best Female Vocals" and "Best Pop Artist" at the Houston Press Music Awards in November 2011, winning every category she was nominated for. In addition to headlining at several clubs in the Houston area, she also performed a showcase at the Gibson Hit Factory in New York City -- a venue where the Rolling Stones have performed.
The radiating spirit expressed through her performances continues to earn views on YouTube, and thousands of Facebook fans. Listening to the elegant harmonies from her acoustic performance of "Ghost Town" on the live video showcases Monica's range as a performer.
Matocha credits her success so far to having the ability to acutely express herself "without a filter." She and her producer, John Glover (former artist signed to RCA under Ron Fair and Bruce Flohr), believed so strongly in her music that they transformed Monica's place into a recording studio.
At the start of her music career at age 13, Matocha joined a young pop group that caught the eye of Mathew Knowles, of Music World Entertainment and the father of Beyoncé. Knowles signed them in 2007, but soon after the group fell apart, and Monica began to struggle with a debilitating depression. Unwilling to give in to a downward spiral, she soon crafted her roller-coaster of feelings into a sound of her own that continues to inspire and draw supporters.
Her lust for fashion is not only apparent with her rock-glam style, but she also creates innovative jewelry that adds extra spark to her performances. Monica even puts her faith into her handmade jewelry, turning the traditional rosary chic.
To learn more, visit www.monicamatocha.com.
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