Synth Pop/ New Wave 2009-2012
Monika Bukowska ( vocals )
Ross Kelly ( dj/producer)
Sam Ng ( keyboards)
Rock Opera 2007 - 2009
(Original founding members)
Philip Montoro (Drums)
James Kennedy ( Bass)
Sam Ng ( strings and synth)
Monika Bukowska ( vocals)
Since their official glam rock debut in 2007, Brilliant Pebbles have played with Crystal Castles, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Bobby Conn, Health, Quintron, Dan Deacon, Ssion, Dandi Wind, Borts Minorts, Chow Nasty, Ruins , Marnie Stern, Yip-Yip, the Show Is the Rainbow, Tub Ring, Detholz!, Baby Teeth, Whitey, Drop the Lime (aka Curses) , Secret Chiefs 3, Gil Mantera's Party Dream,Golden Filter, Dengue Fever, Miss Kittin and the Hacker, Stereo Total…and many more
Originally, Brilliant Pebbles was a dramatic rock opera quartet
with the founding members. In 2010 the band took on a different musical direction. Currently the the front woman Monika Bukowska lives in L.A. and embarked on a solo collaborative music/video project under the name Brightness.
"An insanely entertaining show. Front woman Monika Bukowska (dressed in a sequined bodysuit complete with glittery fringe and a long, ruffled train) dizzied the room with her acrobatic dance moves and still had enough breath to deliver mesmerizing, Polish-accented vocals varying from an eerie whisper to an operatic howl...-"Chicagoist
"The band was always compulsively watchable. The Polish immigrant Monika Bukowska utterly commanded the stage with her droning vocals and exciting daredevil stage antics. She seemed to be willing to try almost anything to get a rise out of the audience."- Sun Times News Group
"As unique as their name, the Brilliant Pebbles' clashing of cultured sounds and fashion is an assault on both eyes and ears. It's all loud, fucked up and ready to tear up the dancefloor... URB Magazine
"You may think you have seen some crazy things in your lifetime, but I can honestly say you haven’t seen anything like Monika Bukowska and Brilliant Pebbles. Since their official public debut in February 2007, Brilliant Pebbles has remained original, entertaining, and always outrageous"
"Brilliant Pebbles clashes cultures, colors and fashion in a giddy, Gypsy-arcade assault on your senses."--Time Out Chicago
"Monika is a whirlwind, a beautiful Tasmanian devil dancer manically moving nonstop through out the entire show and she sings like a sweet banshee. .
" Mixing fluorescent sounds with a positively lurid visual appearance, Brilliant Pebbles live their name in the fullest."-Chicago Weekly
".. Electrifying performance"-UR CHICAGO
" ...What is sure to be the best, sweatiest basement party your never-could imagine-this-happening-in-a-major-city mind has ever seen..."