MARGARITA MONET - LEAD VOCALS / KEYS
Margarita Monet is the founder of Edge Of Paradise, along with Dave Bates.
She is a singer/songwriter and a pianist. Margarita was immersed in the performing arts since the age of four, with music lessons, ballet, and theater. Performing in professional productions as a child, the arts took her across Europe. Margarita is also an accomplished pianist and has competed and won awards in numerous piano competitions.
At the age of 12, Margarita moved to the United States with her family, and later kept pursuing theater while attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While in Houston, TX, she acted in professional productions and gave many piano concerts. After receiving a music and arts scholarship, Margarita moved to New York to attend NYU. While living in New York, she also acted in Off-Broadway plays and independent short films.
Margarita moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and started working with a local producer. While working on the songs, she met Dave Bates, who was in search of a singer with the ability to fill Robin McCauley's shoes. Soon their music partnership created tremendous results and solidified the band, which took on the new name, Edge Of Paradise.
Together, the band has released four albums, numerous music videos, and toured over 30 countries.
In addition, Margarita has pursued visual arts and has sold thousands of original paintings and art books. Currently, she is working on releasing an interactive graphic novel that tells a futuristic and profound story of the band's latest album, Hologram.