About Honey Monsoon...
In 2016, at a small jam party in Ypsilanti, Michigan, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Ana Gomulka met Taylor Greenshields, a drummer and sound-engineer. Ana had a collection of written songs waiting to be produced and performed and the two began collaborating. Before their first performance, they met Leo Willer, an artist and performer. With an instant creative connection, they performed their first show in October 2016 and have played throughout the Metro-Detroit area since. They have a flavorful and powerful style, drawing heavy inspiration from jazz, world music, and neo-soul. Between an ebb and flow of band members, they released their debut album, "Rose Gold", in November 2017.
Honey Monsoon have performed at Hash Bash, Top of the Park, and many other local venues, and have a residency at Om of Medicine in Ann Arbor.
Collectively, the group has a passion for expression, mutual growth, holism, and a dedication to creating positive, uplifting, and honest art.
Leo James Willer - Paintbrushes
Leo began painting with his grandma as a child, and kept sketchbooks and painted throughout the years he was in school. He was given an opportunity to live paint with a friend's jam band and developed a passion for painting to music as a performer and thereby met many people, including Ana and Taylor, in south-eastern Michigan's music scene. Creating something in a musical performance has become a well loved aspect of his career. He is heavily inspired by regeneration, stimulation, truth, jazz, hip-hop, and street art. He has traveled to Europe as a resident artist and is developing.
Ana Gomulka - Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Ana began playing music as a child, her parents were classical and jazz musicians. She considers her voice her primary instrument, and piano her second instrument. She picked up the guitar when she was 12 and taught herself to play through learning covers and eventually developing her passion as a songwriter. In college she began to perform with bands, which led her to the idea to start a creative project focused around original music, live art, and a broad creative vision motivated by the empowerment of women in music. She enjoys reading, painting, and taking care of her plants in her spare time.
Taylor Greenshields - Drums, Sound Engineer
Taylor got a drum set from Santa when he was 9 years old, and has played drums ever since. As he got older, his passion journeyed through classic rock to funk to jazz, and everything in between. In high school, he began recording with his first band and developed an interest in the recording process. His love for studio engineering rapidly grew as he recorded Honey Monsoon's debut album. He contributed his musical services to the Michigan music community and recently founded his own studio, Fundamental Sound Co.. He enjoys helping people's musical ideas come into reality, and spends time creating graphic art based on original photography.