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Morningwood Artist Profile

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Location: New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Chantal Claret does vocals so hot they call em smokels
Pedro Yanowitz is the ace of bass/vox
Will 'Per Diems' Tendy on the guitar
Jonathan 'Applesauce' Schmidt on drums
Morningwood's conception is a thing of Manhattan legend: a veteran musician, Pedro Yanowitz, strikes up a conversation with a spitfire 22-year-old, female, film student, Chantal Claret, at a four-in-the-morning, insider cocktail party at the iconic Dakota Building on Central Park West. By the party's end, Pedro had talked Chantal into becoming his partner—musically speaking.

"It's why you live in a city like New York" says Yanowitz, "—the possibility that a life-changing encounter could be at the next intersection, or subway stop, or cocktail party."

"We came up with the name Morningwood on our first phone call," recounts Claret, "before we made a note of music together."

The formula clicked and the duo began gaining a reputation around the city as incredible live performers. Soon, Morningwood's buzz built and led them to Capitol Records.

Japanese taiko drums
Recordings: Self-Titled - 2006
Diamonds and Studs - 2009
Free MP3 or Video: Best of Me.

Mindless self indulgence, the beastie boys, operator please, gang of four, rocket, the lashes, theo and the skyscrapers, Bill Hicks and Lord of The Rings

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