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Monaco Biography

Monaco are an English rock band, originally formed in 1995 as a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook, together with David Potts, the only remaining member of Hook's previous New Order side project, Revenge. The group is best known for the 1997 single "What Do You Want from Me?" and the album from which it was taken, Music for Pleasure, which sold over half a million copies. Hook and Potts currently perform together in Peter Hook and The Light.Break-up, live reunions and The Light In 2000, tensions mounted in the studio, partly due to Potts' dissatisfaction with the band's failure to depart from a New Order-like sound, and partly due to Potts' workload. Following what Potts called "a...
Monaco are an English rock band, originally formed in 1995 as a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook, together with David Potts, the only remaining member of Hook's previous New Order side project, Revenge. The group is best known for the 1997 single "What Do You Want from Me?" and the album from which it was taken, Music for Pleasure, which sold over half a million copies. Hook and Potts currently perform together in Peter Hook and The Light.

Break-up, live reunions and The Light

In 2000, tensions mounted in the studio, partly due to Potts' dissatisfaction with the band's failure to depart from a New Order-like sound, and partly due to Potts' workload. Following what Potts called "a disastrous gig" at the Eclipse festival, Hook and Potts had a major argument. They both took a break, and after letting things cool down, they met and decided it was best to split up Monaco. Potts eventually went on to form RAM and released a solo album, Coming Up for Air. Meanwhile Hook reunited with New Order, playing with them until 2007, and formed Freebass in 2007.

After the success of the Revenge reissues in 2005, Hook announced that he and Potts were working on similar Monaco reissues for release some time in 2007: however, the reissues were not released.

In March 2007, Hook and Potts performed Monaco songs together at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester under the name "Hooky & Pottsy". Original Monaco drummer Paul Kehoe also played along with Hook's son Jack. In October 2007, the same line up performed again as Monaco at the Ritz in Manchester which raised money for Oxfam.

In July 2013 it was announced that David Potts would be the new guitarist for The Light, Hook's new band, formed in 2009.

At a book signing in Bath, promoting Hook's New Order biography Substance, Hook revealed that he and Potts intended to reunite as Monaco in January 2017. However, at a similar event in 2017, Hook revealed the reunion was currently shelved, with Potts devoting time to his new baby.

2019 Return

At the "Joy Division Orchestrated" show at the Royal Albert Hall on July 6th 2019, Hook announced the return of Monaco, debuting their first new song in twenty years; "Higher, Higher, Higher Love".



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Monaco Discography

  • 1997AlbumMusic For Pleasure
  • 2016SingleYou Are My Music (Hit Mania Special Edition 2016)
  • 2020SingleNgihamba Naye (feat. Monaco & Rei-Ray)
  • 2021SingleThe Island / Dawn (feat. Monaco)
  • 2021EPTiempo AtrĂ¡s
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