Formed in 2016, Stray Monroe is: Blake Imperl (vocals/guitar), Brett Kelly (bass), Colin Croft (drums). Gigging all around Southern California and Mexico, the band prides itself on it’s energetic live performances and humble nature. The band has been featured on NBC SoundDiego, Spotify Fresh Finds Playlist, and 91X FM
Stray Monroe has been described as, “Strokes meets Television” by 94/9 FMs Timothy Joseph and, “A punk band on one of their cheerier days”, by Michael Brummet of Impose Magazine. In December 2016, the group released their first single, “Broken Records”, followed by the debut EP, “The Stray Monroe Show” in March 2017. This was a period of firsts for the band, scoring their first TV appearance as well as their first radio play with their songs, “Muddy Soles” and “Take It Fake It”.
They released a pair of singles, Happy Accidents and Forever After, in the Fall of 2017 which introduced a more mature sound and demonstrated their growth as musicians. They released a second EP, “Momentary Vertigo”, on March 23rd, 2018.