Dree Mon, a project and moniker from award-winning song-writer Dree Paterson, described as "the sardonic love child between David Bowie and Wonder Woman from the valley," is a Los Angeles based, funky pop artist who made her debut at the tail-end of 2017 with "Rebel Soul."
"Rebel Soul," is a blissful combination of retro-pop, old school soul, and dance, with hints of indie laced throughout. Her gorgeous voice stands at the forefront of the song, making "Rebel Soul," easily a standout piece for 2017. It's catchy, vibrant, and full of life, showing her true self." - Paste Magazine
Dree Mon did not always dream of being an artist and songwriter. She began as a dancer backing up other artists. Her trajectory was forever altered when she was struck by a car, throwing her dancing career into jeopardy. After the accident, Paterson (as she was known then) began writing songs as a therapeutic outlet. And while she eventually got back to her dancing career for awhile, the music seed was planted and eventually took over. In the ensuing years, Dree built a new path for herself, utilizing her creativity and music as a guiding light, and began to share her songs with the world. The life-changing event opened Dree up to the world of creating music as an artist- eventually leading her to start Dree Mon (2017) as a reminder to always go for your dreams, no matter how far they may seem.
As Dree Paterson (her current songwriting alias), she released “Waiting (When I See You)” - a memorable retro adult-contemporary anthem. She followed with her debut EP, “A Louder Side of Me” (2014), which demonstrated her sophisticated songwriting and her ability to show attitude with a touch of quirkiness. 2017 then saw the release of new project "Dree Mon" and song “Rebel Soul”, a danceable funk tune calling for everyone to cut loose and have fun. “Rebel Soul” can be heard in Netflix film “High Strung: Free Dance."
Dree Mon's music and music videos have landed her on the For Your Consideration Ballot of the 2018 Grammy Awards, and her songwriting has been featured across many media outlets, including TV shows (“Parenthood” and “White Collar”), channel ESPN, Netflix ("High Strung Free Dance") and more Films (“No Service”, “Wingman Inc!”, and “Love of War”), web series (“Liv Out Loud”), and she had a cut and a feature on Swedish Spirit Soul Records with "Put Your Lips Like This," a funky nudisco Radio Mix by Sylow and Jako Diaz and corresponding remix by Alex Hook. Additionally she has music released with DJ Robert M and plaque carrying DJ/Producer Ron Reeser. Dree also performs frequently on stages around Southern California, where she brings her unique blend of influences to her live setup. Inspired by such artists as Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, and Jamiroquai, Dree Mon’s music is a blend of modern production and classic funk elements. Her music has earned her many accolades, such as an award from the Indie Music Channel, the RAWard's (Producer Choice), the LA Critic Awards (Best Music Video), and a Temecula Valley Music Award.
Through this project, Dree Mon got to perform at coveted locations such as the prestigious Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and the acclaimed NAMM showcase with more than 150K attendees. Her latest single "When It Goes Down" produced by Swedish born Simon Jacobson, dropped in Summer of 2019 and maintains Dree's vision; is super funky, feel good, energetic, retro and contagious, while remaining deeply personal. The song is just one of many to come, so stay up to date by signing up for Dree Mon's mailing list at www.DreeMonMusic.com .