ABOUT

Monica Goretti Behan is an American singer-songwriter and fashion designer born in the Thousand Islands Region of Northern New York. The self-taught artist is the eighth child of nine. She entered the world of songwriting at age 7, when she began transposing her feelings and experiences onto the piano. In order to play a song she would have to write it.  By age 16, Behan was performing live in clubs. After high school she was invited to move to New York City by her godparents Abbie Hoffman and Johanna Lawrenson, who introduced her to patrons of New York’s famous venue Max’s Kansas City and the counterculture and arts community. RCA/HighStreet Records released her debut album Behan/Johnson with pianist and former partner Deron Johnson. That record included the track “World Keeps Spinning Round” which became a Top-10 single on Triple AAA. Behan is most well-known for her iconic music that blends folk, and jazz into distinctive melodies. She has recorded with RCA Records and Chrysalis Music Publishing, and written for film and television. Her songs have been heard on television networks Fox, Lifetime, CBS, UPN, TNT and Disney. Behan’s latest album, Right Where I Need to Be, has undertones of old-style jazz with a latter-day feel, folk, and alternative influences. That album is slated for release in 2014. Goretti, Behan’s fashion label, has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, People, InStyle, Us, Elle, the New York Times, and the LA Times. Behan has often produced her own music for her fashion shows; and some music has been contributed by other artists such as Macy Gray. Today, Behan splits her time between New York City and the St. Lawrence River where she is from.