Raised in an Australian country town, Acey Monaro began performing solo gigs in Sydney in her mid-twenties. Her strong voice and crafty lyrics soon garnered a dedicated audience and prompted an early reviewer to compare her simultaneously to Feist and Emmylou Harris. Acey fell in love whilst on holiday in Austin, Texas and moved to the Lone Star State to marry the guy (Go Fever's bassist, Benjamin Burdick) and record her debut EP with Brad Bell (Arcade Fire, Spoon) in 2013.
The EP (read review here) was the perfect introduction to Acey’s wide-ranging spectrum of influences. The Trouble I Make charted on Triple J Unearthed, and received airplay from DJs around Australia, and on 101x and KUTX in Austin.
In 2016, she joined forces with members of some her favourite Austin bands - Burdick, Keith Lough (guitar), Josh Merry (drums) and Dillon Randolph (keys) - to form Go Fever. 2017 has seen the group perform at SXSW as an official showcase act, share a bill with White Denim during Hot Summer Nights, tour the West Coast, play Viva Big Bend Festival and sign onto Nine Mile Records' booking roster. In June, Acey was selected to be a part of ATX6, a program wherein local industry and media annually nominate 6 of Austin's best songwriters to travel to France, Germany, Japan and Canada and perform at music festivals.
Go Fever's debut LP, produced and engineered by Danny Reisch (Delta Spirit, White Denim, Other Lives) was released on 2/24/17. The album received airplay on medium and high rotation at college radio stations across the US.
Their self-titled album was one of 2017's strongest debuts - The Austin American-Statesman, 12/27/17
Go Fever's self-titled debut proves Acey Monaro isn't just one of Austin's best songwriters, but an heir to the likes of Elvis Costello - OVRLD, 3/28/17
Go Fever really shouldn't be this good already. It's sort of an unspoken rule of being in a rock 'n roll band that you kinda have to put in some time, you know, sucking. Or at the very least being mediocre for a little while. Apparently, nobody told Go Fever about this much-suffered phenomenon, because their very first album smacks of a band who knows exactly what they want to achieve musically and who has every tool at their disposal to achieve that vision - Do512 4/28/17