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Boston Globe – “Munk crafts his music with intelligence and panache. Can superstar status be far behind?”
With a sound that is traditional in its inception and modern in execution, Boston based Artist/Producer/Film Composer Munk Duane's style is born of the late 60s, early 70s singer-songwriter inspired rock and soul of Bill Withers and The Rolling Stones, filtered through a 21st century aesthetic.
Munk has released four independent albums with songs that have been featured in over 250 television placements from CBS’s NCIS, NFL pre and post game shows and the 2010 Super Bowl Half-Time Show to multiple episodes of HBO’s The Sopranos, Disney XD and NCAA March Madness broadcasts, to name a few. The Berklee College of Music alumn has composed the musical score for the full-length indie features, and film festival award winners, “Conned” (Vanguard), “The House Across The Street” (staring Ethan Embry and Eric Roberts) and is in pre-production for “5 O’Clock Comes Early” (staring “Tron: Legacy’s” Beau Garrett and “Better Off Ted” star Jay Harrington). Munk is also in pre-production to compose the score for his first television series (title undisclosed).
Munk Duane has been featured in major press including the Boston Globe, as well as Billboard Magazine in an article focusing on his grass-roots methodology which drove over 20,000 paid downloads without the assistance of a record label.
Munk Duane's recently released fifth album "Argue With Gravity" epitomizes his exploration of the timeless American Roots & Soul sound and buckles it in for an 88mph trip to the 21st Century. Taking a page from the Jack White playbook (in this case with the sounds of Stax, Motown and early Rolling Stones), Munk injects observational commentary on modern social ills into a "retro" musical package with a shiny new topcoat.
Aced Magazine – “a unique blending of lyrical resonance with the soft, vibrantly fluid flow of his music. The genre finds a touch of spirituality in the subtle beauty of his music, like a lively orchestra wrenching at your heartstrings while Munk‘s calmly passionate words reverberate a sense of understanding and recognition into your soul.” [+]