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Rock out with Talia Keys and The Love at The Monarch

By Deann Armes - | Sep 15, 2021

Photo supplied, Cat Palmer

Salt Lake City-based soul-funk-rock band Talia Keys and The Love will perform at The Monarch on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Talia Keys returns to The Monarch on Saturday, Sept. 25, hot on the heels of two incredible shows supporting Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at the Red Butte Gardens and Indigo Girls at Deer Valley this month.

Keys, a passionate singer/songwriter and genre-breaking multi-instrumentalist, excited Ogden fans, and many who traveled from Salt Lake, at the Monarch Market Pride Kick-off Celebration in early June, playing solo to a packed patio during her first show since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Now she’s back in Ogden for a fall show, this time with the whole band — Talia Keys and The Love — on the larger Upper Deck.

“I wanted to throw an all-ages show and this was the perfect opportunity,” said Keys, who works with kids as music director for the nonprofit organization Rock Camp SLC.

The five piece, soul/funk/rock ‘n’ roll band, led by Keys (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), includes powerhouse players Ryan Conger, of the Joe McQueen Quartet, on keys, bassist Josh Olsen, drums by jam band veteran Dave Brogan and Lisa Giacoletto’s backup vocals.

SLC-based Talia Keys and The Love are “here and ready to lift your spirits, elevate your hearts and minds, and above all get you dancing,” their bio states. Keys, well-known for her untiring human rights advocacy, uses her music to spread awareness and love for the Earth and one another. “Music is very healing,” she stated. “If I can inspire just one person a show, I feel I am doing something right!”

Keys said the band will be playing new music and old favorites as well as some covers and jams. While opening for Indigo Girls, they played the booty-shaking rock anthem “Rise Up” and the beautiful, bluesy “Broken Cities” from their 2018 debut album “We’re Here.”

It was a remarkable experience for Keys, who said, “They are legendary and put on a heartfelt amazing show! We were honored to be there.”

Talia Keys and The Love haven’t played in Ogden in over two years, said Keys. “We can’t wait!”

The Monarch is thrilled to have Keys back with “The Love” for “a night of music, friends and dancing,” outside on the Upper Deck.

The show is supported by Dale James, who will be spinning vinyl from 6-7 p.m., followed by a three-hour set by Talia Keys and The Love until 10 p.m. Adult beverages, beer and hard seltzers will be available. Tickets are $10, sold in-person at the door.

Join Talia Keys and The Love on Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at The Monarch, 455 25th St. All ages are welcome, with tickets for $10. Learn more at facebook.com/TheMonarchOgden/events.

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