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Hey Monea! / Press

“Hey Monea!'s Hard Rock Calling Tour Diary -- A Big Break in Front of 60,000”

“In what’s being called the largest international battle of the bands ever, a group from Cleveland has won the right to appear on Hard Rock Calling’s main stage at London’s Hyde Park July 14. Say hello to Hey Monea!”

“Hey Monea! set itself apart from everyone else in the competition through their crafty use of social media-based marketing. The group engaged their fans to vote through various social media including song downloads for votes, laptop voting stations at every live performance and a YouTube campaign where the band would perform stunts according to their decided voting goals.”

“Dan Monea was trying to play it cool, calm and collected last Saturday afternoon. But it was a monumental challenge, emphasis on mental. Dan and his Canton-based band Hey Monea! were in London, you see, in their dressing-room trailer backstage at the Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park, about to go on stage as the opening act for a huge outdoor concert starring John Fogerty, Lady Antebellum and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Yes, this really happened.”

“WOOSTER -- Opening for Bruce Springsteen in London on July 14 didn't stop Hey Monea! from rockin' the crowd just a few short days later in Wooster during Bike Night at the Olde Jaol on Wednesday.”

“Out of 12,000 bands from 86 Hard Rock Café cities across the globe, Hey Monea won the Hard Rock Rising competition to open for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at Hard Rock Calling.”

“RISING guitar outfit Hey Monea! have scored their big break at this year’s Hard Rock Calling. The trio, from Canton, Ohio, beat more than 12,000 in a Battle Of The Bands competition to land their place opening the main stage next Saturday in London’s Hyde Park.”

“The eight-song collection has energy to burn, hooks galore, swagger aplenty and a sound that jumps out of the speakers". “Wine, Women & Song,” is impressively polished and terrifically catchy; I cannot stop playing it. ”

Dan Kane - The Canton Repository
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