SINGER CHARLES PERALES WITH DRUMMER JASON FALK – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
2004
Tacoma, Washington, USA
GUITARIST HUNTER LEA by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
[MAY 3–2005]
L to R: JORDAN LUCKMAN-bass guitar, JASON FALK-drums, CHARLES PERALES-vocals/guitar, HUNTER LEA-guitar/keyboards
Photographed in Tacoma 2005 by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
CHARLES PERALES
HUNTER LEA
5 FEBRUARY 2005, HELL'S KITCHEN TACOMA – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
L to R: MIKE KRUSHKA, JORDAN LUCKMAN, CHARLES PERALES
MIKE KRUSHKA
JORDAN LUCKMAN
17 APRIL 2005, THE VERA PROJECT SEATTLE – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
PHOTOGRAPH: ALLDRIDGE DESIGN: LEA/LUCKMAN/PERALES
CHARLES PERALES
EP RELEASE SHOW: 14 MAY 2005, THE BALTIC ROOM SEATTLE – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
HUNTER LEA IN TACOMA ... DOWN THE HATCH
by JORDAN LUCKMAN
KEXP-FM, SEPTEMBER '05 – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
PRODUCERS MARTIN FEVEYEAR and HUNTER LEA at work at JUPITER STUDIOS SEATTLE
by JORDAN LUCKMAN
LEA at home
KEYBOARDIST DYLAN TAGGART
THE SHOWBOX AT THE MARKET 30 APRIL 2007 – by JEFF ALLDRIDGE
Jarvis asks the camera what he got himself into. 
30 APRIL 2007 with JARVIS at the Showbox 
DYLAN TAGGART
DRUMMER JASON FALK
KIMBERLY MILLER
[JUNE 17–2008]
While Mono In Vcf claim Tacoma, Washington as their headquarters, one listen to their self-titled full length conjures images of the band roaming the Parisian streets on a dark and rainy night, smoking cigarettes under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. Mono In Vcf have proved that even the French haven’t forgotten their Pacific Northwest heritage by getting on rotation on Canal B (Rennes, France) and regular spins on the Ferarock morning show. Seattle's KEXP had the group peaking at number six on its 2008 variety charts, while BBC1’s Rob Da Bank also spun Mono In Vcf that year in England. Jarvis Cocker even selected the band to open for him at his most recent Seattle appearance.

Original singer and founding member Charles Perales chose the band name as a collision of sounds and eras. The name was just as much a statement of influences: “Mono” paid homage to Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” production, which guitarist and fellow main songwriter Hunter Lea favored a modern representation of on most recordings. "In Vcf" completed the idea of broadcasting sounds through a Moog synthesizer, something Lea does regularly.

The group released The Voltage Control EP on May 3, 2005. “Modern Nocturne” and “Ultra Love” became immediate favorites on KEXP-FM in the summer. During 2006 sessions for a debut album via Sony/Columbia, the group disbanded. The 2006 Columbia sessions were never released.
Lea and bassist Jordan Luckman, both founding members along with Perales, continued Mono In Vcf in 2007, joined by vocalist Kimberly Miller. The group released an acclaimed self-titled debut on June 17, 2008. Co-produced by Lea and a Seattle Englishman named Martin Feveyear (R.E.M., Screaming Trees), the album combines the droning psychedelia of the Velvet Underground and Nico with Phil Spector’s booming “Wall Of Sound.”

by VANESSA RUDLOFF
MONO IN VCF HAS INCLUDED THE MUSICIANS:
Scott Clarke, Jason Falk, Martin Feveyear, Tyson Griffin, Chad Imes, Terry Jacks, Rick King, Alan Kropf, Mike Krushka, Hunter Lea, Jordan Luckman, Kimberly Miller, Charles Perales, George Reed-Harmon & Dylan Taggart
2008 debut album
MONO IN VCF

Rock–Folk–Pop
Tacoma, Washington, USA
 
 
"Album of the year."
–Jeremy Edwards, The Record Reaper

"Fearlessly futuristic."
–Bag of Songs
JULY 2007 – BY JEFF ALLDRIDGE

Album available digitally from monoinvcf.bandcamp.com
 
& 
 
HUNTER LEA at NEUMOS CRYSTAL BALLROOM SEATTLE 14 OCTOBER 2008 – by LaPelirroja
BASSIST JORDAN AT BUMBERSHOOT '08 – by TAYLORTSIDES
KIMBERLY MILLER – by HILARY HARRIS
HUNTER LEA AND GUITARIST GEORGE REED-HARMON AT BUMBERSHOOT '08 – by 33RPM
MARK PICKEREL, GUEST VOCALIST, BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL SEATTLE '08
BUMBERSHOOT '08 from left to right: JORDAN LUCKMAN, SCOTT CLARKE, GEORGE REED-HARMON, HUNTER LEA
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