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 - Benjamin Burdick (bass; The Preservation, Star Parks), Keith Lough (guitar; Burgess Meredith, Star Parks, A. Sinclair, Erika Wennerstrom) and Josh Merry (drums; Sweet Spirit, Glass Grapes, Tear Dungeon)- to form Go Fever. 2017 has already seen the group perform at SXSW as an official showcase act, share a bill with White Denim during Hot Summer Nights Festival, tour the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle, and head to Marfa for Viva Big Bend Festival.
In June, Acey was chosen to participate in the '17 edition of the ATX Program, which selects 6 of Austin's best songwriters to travel to France, Germany, Japan and Canada and perform.
Go Fever's debut LP, produced and engineered by Danny Reisch (Delta Spirit, White Denim, Other Lives) was released on February 24th 2017. The album received airplay on medium and high rotation at college radio stations across the US.
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
United States Of My Mind is another fine track, the bands' hallmark surf pop meets rock and roll sound is really engaging and the emotion in the vocals is notable - Beehive Candy, 2/20/17
Monaro's charming vocal arrangements are incredibly accessible, featuring a handful of truly memorable hooks - Impose, 2/3/17