Formed in 2021, Cheap Monarchy has emerged as an exciting addition to the storied Chicago alternative music scene. A bright, alt-rock sound influenced by The Strokes, COIN, and Saint Motel coupled with energetic live performances make Cheap Monarchy a band to watch. 

Cheap Monarchy's recent performances include opening for Stop Light Observations at Lincoln Hall (10.14.23) and headlining at Schubas (8.8.23) and HVAC Pub (7.8.23). The band has also played shows at Subterranean, Sleeping Village, HVAC Pub, Reggies, and Cubby Bear, and headlined at numerous festivals in the Chicagoland area. They've had a big year of releases - their debut EP 'Hollywood Sensation' and new single 'Just Might Suit Me' are out and available for streaming on all platforms. The boys look forward to seeing you on a dance floor near you soon! 

Band Members include: 

Nick Barella – Vocals/Keys 

Gordon Utendahl – Lead Guitar/Vocals 

Justin Macmillan – Bass 

Adam White – Drums 

Michael Taylor – Sax/Guitar 


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