The California born singer, songwriter, musician, engineer, arranger & producer known as the psych soul band Monophonics front man and co-producer will release his first solo album, The Tales People Tell (Colemine Records), in the spring of 2019. The ten-song collection is raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception at Transistor Sound Studio all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music.
He might be invoking a golden era of soul music, but Finnigan captures a timelessness that transcends the “retro” label so often cast on music with a gritty aesthetic. Partnering with Terry Cole of rising label Colemine Records was a key part of his upcoming LP — he’s been involved in over a dozen Colemine releases as an engineer, producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and singer. There may not be another album that synthesizes the current soul movement better. Kelly plans to tour in 2019 behind the album release.