Moni Grace is the DIY solo project of a queer, biracial-black 24-year-old singer/songwriter based out of Boston, MA named Monica Whitlock. Through the genre alternative-americana, she is able to approach artistry in a conceptual and abstract way. Monica uses this approach in every song she creates, and incorporates her creative expression, self-reflection and soul. Her music focuses are on feminism, healing, mental health and the impact of rape culture, and her music's intention is to raise awareness, influence recovery and help manage emotional healing. With a 250+ song catalog, the hype behind Whitlock's brand and community has grown to have a title called: "The #MoniMovement."
Recent releases include her debut EP & Album:
EP: How to Fall in Love with the Concept of Forgetting; August 15, 2020
ALBUM: Safer Under the Covers; January 23rd, 2021
EP: Expiration Date Part 1 Clara; June 18, 2021
With a love of performing, Moni is an active artist who loves doing house, basement and club shows all over New England. Most recently, Moni sold out opening for EMONIGHT at The Middle East Club in Boston, MA, as well as selling out her custom vinyl session at Leevstall Studios in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2021. Fans also like Modern Baseball, Morgan Wade, NeverShoutNever, PineGrove.
"Her songs go so far beyond what I tend to expect from young singer/songwriters (a cliched take on the angst of young love/loss, etc.) Her work has a mastery and an emotional depth that is impressive, and her songs convey real emotion. I had tears listening to her album of stories" (Concert Review)
"Moni Grace has established her own unique style and positioning as an artist who has found her own spot for creative expression with down-to-earth honesty. She is always in motion on expanding her catalogue of music and content, and is a unique and impactful songwriter" (Performers on the Go).
"Grace's pop-punk influences shine on her raw take on the heart- broken singer/songwriter role" (BuffaBlog).