Monika Jaymes - A high profile vocalist with a unique and polished sound. She is a talented singer-song writer and a well credited musician/performer. The Monika Jaymes Band (Riding Rumors) , reviewed as a "Must See" Live performing band with a southern rock/bluesy country sound.  MJB covers Lynyrd Skynyrd to Kid Rock! MJB has a new southern rock record coming out in 2020 Barbed wire and Braids.  Monika writes in all genres but her original, progressive folk ballads make her a sought after writer and co writer. Although a southern rocker at heart, her original compositions produce perceptive lyrics and melodies which add to her uniqueness and distinguished voice. Respectfully dubbed a “Progressive Folk Artist”.  Monika is also the lead singer for The only all female Southern Rock tribute/celebration band in the USA (out of Raleigh NC) “Dixie Dust”  www.dixie-dust.com 

Monika has shared the stage with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Edwin McCain, Joe Nichols, Artimus Pyle , Parmalee, Jason Michael Carroll ,Geneva , Rehab The Lacs , The Moonshine Bandits, NANTUCKET, various national touring tribute acts and many others. Nominated for a Carolina Music awards  2011 and 2012 Best Rock Female , Nominated for 3 Charlotte Music Awards 2012  Best Rock Female, Best Country Female, and Best Country Band.

Spunk. Edge. Beauty. Grit. Modern day cowgirl! If you ain't listening, you ain't living- Tam Goodling- Cary review


2014 MJ released a 2nd digital single “ALICE” on ITUNES  from her  upcoming album Vanilla Moon .  With the help of producer John Plymal and some of the most talented musicians in NC, Alice turned out to be a beautiful ,dark, emotional piece. Genre : Progressive Folk

 Monika Jaymes is plain and simply one the most talented singers and perceptive songwriters that stalks America's stages today. PERIOD. I've been around a long time and have worked with legends. None has been more comfortable in staking out their territory on stage. Nobody gave her a place to stand. She built it.”

Walt Wetherington - Alice - Review

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MJB House Of Blues Myrtle Beach SC 2014