Monitor is a Seattle band comprised of Dave Raskin and Connor Smith, and Jack McGrath. After years of writing and performing songs as a primarily acoustic singer-songwriter, Raskin was approached by former bandmate Connor Smith to start a project that would focus heavily on the use of sound design, multi-instrumental arrangement and rich production to elevate and complement their unique songwriting.
Connor picked up his life and moved to Seattle where the two began working full-time on what would become Monitor’s debut LP, ‘Memorand.’ After recording the album in Brooklyn, NY with producer/engineer Kyle Joseph and percussionist Rami Sticky, the duo returned to Seattle with the album in hand. The final piece of the puzzle lay in bringing the album to life, and for that Raskin and Smith reached out to songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Pete Fitton who provided his 10+ years of experience touring and arranging to help craft a live experience that is as rich and compelling as the studio original. The band plans to tour in promotion of ‘Memorand’ in Summer 2018.