Hey Champs, We're deep into rehearsals for our MONAKR live debut. The reaction so far to the music has been so great, and we want to thank you guys for listening. We can tell you the live show will be beyond anything we've performed before. Can't wait to share it with you at Schuba's Tavern on May 22nd. Get your tickets now!
Hello all, Many of you have written us and asked what's been going on with Hey Champ; more specifically, why there hasn't been any new music for over a year. Well, the time is here - we're releasing new music next week. We've enlisted the help of our friends, singer Matthew Santos and producer Dan Brunelle, and will release a track next Tuesday as part of a new project called M O N A K R. More tunes will come over the next few months and our full EP will be released early this summer. There's also a debut hometown Chicago show May 22nd (details to come). Hey Champ is not done; we are temporarily inspired by this new endeavor while our heads are in a certain space. 2014 was a really difficult year personally, as we lost many great people with whom we were close. The music that emerged from last year's shadow had a different feel than Hey Champ, and it honestly didn't seem right to release it under that (ahem) moniker. The new songs feel very much the same yet very different at the same time, if that makes any sense. We are very excited to share this music with you. Stay tuned for next Tuesday's release, and thanks to all for bearing with us and listening to our band.