Vic du Monte
Vic du Monte also known as Chris Cockrell grew up in the California desert and began his musical career at the end of the eighties when he formed Sons of Kyuss with school friends John Garcia, Josh Homme and Brant Bjork who went on to become the stoner rock band Kyuss.
After Kyuss he went on to forge his own identity as Vic du Monte fronting a classic desert generator band called Solarfeast.
He relocated to Chicago in the mid-nineties where he lived hard and fast writing a catalogue of rock n roll classics. These songs eventually became standards for his turn of the century act Vic du Monte’s Idiot Prayer, which he formed upon his return to California.
Idiot Prayer quickly began to take hold in Los Angeles building momentum with a series of well-attended live shows resulting in the Prey for the City LP released on Duna Records in 2005. With impending tours, an updated line up and signing with Cargo Records also came the name change from Idiot Prayer to Persona Non Grata. With the exception of a brief stint in 2007 fronting desert band Man Bites Dog, Vic has since been writing, recording and touring his Idiot Prayer and Persona Non Grata releases.
Preforming musicians: Jermeny Jiannoni (drums), Matthew Kistler (guit, lab steel guit), Brandon Belletieri (bass), David Mallchok (bass), James Childs (key, bass, guit, backing vocals), Sargon Dooman (guit, backing vocals), Alfredo Hernandez (drums).
Vic sings, plays guitar, piano and the blues harp. Living in Berlin, Vic du Monte make special appearances and tours through out Europa.
James Childs, long standing member, also producer of Idiot Prayer and Persona Grata albums is currently on tour in Australia.
2011 Vic do the off-voice for the fuzzomentary film “Truckfighters“.
2013 Vic also performed bluesharp on Vista Chino´s (Peace) Album on the song “The Gambling Moose”.
In April 2014 Vic du Monte will tour in Italy and perform songs from Idiot Prayer and Persona Non Grata records and also some new material.
Scegliete la vita; scegliete un lavoro; scegliete una carriera; scegliete un maledetto televisore a schermo gigante; scegliete lavatrici, automobili, lettori cd e apriscatole elettrici; scegliete di sedervi su un divano a spappolarvi il cervello e ad annientarvi lo spirito davanti a un telequiz. E alla fine scegliete di marcire; di tirare le cuoia in un ospizio schifoso, appena un motivo d'imbarazzo per gli idioti viziati ed egoisti che avete figliato per rimpiazzarvi.
Scegliete il futuro, scegliete la vita. Ma perché dovrei fare una cosa cosí? Io ho scelto gli Aderenza Migliorata