Born in the Dutch village Steenwijk as the daughter of a popmusician, Moon Baker soon found her way and working-area in Amsterdam. She was a member of the funk-hiphop-soul group U-Gene & O-Jay between 1998 en 2000. The last couple of years she was leadsinger for Candy Dulfers Funky Stuff (as successor of Trijntje Oosterhuis). With Funky Stuff, Moon Baker performed in Europe and Japan. At the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival in 2005 she sparkled in shows with Sheila E, Chance Howard and John Blackwell (both Prince bandmembers). She couldn't have wished for a better environment to experience the professional industry in the Netherlands.
Over the years Moon Baker worked on an excellent live-reputation. She shared the stage with some of the biggest names of both at home and abroad. For example the New Cool Collective Bigband, Tower of Power and Maceo Parker. In addition, Moon did a duet with Dave Stewart and she was a guestperformer at the George Clinton gigs in Paradiso (the Netherlands).
But now, the time has come for Monique Bakker to prove her talent as a solo artist. Her first solo-album, called 'ABC of Romance', will be released in May. The music on her debut is a mixture of soul, jazz, rhythm & blues with a hint of hiphop. Ballads, swinging funky tracks and warm soul alternate each other. The mixture of these styles is a result of the close collaboration between Moon Baker and the internationally respected hiphopproducer Nicolay. Other collaborators are Candy Dulfer (with solos on titletrack 'ABC of Romance' and the powerful 'God's Lonely Crusade'), rapper Pete Philly, Alain Clark and Ivar Vermeulen.
Titletrack 'ABC of Romance' will be the first single of Moon Bakers debut. In the song Moon sings about her manual for true romance. 'Something Sweet' has been chosen as the second single and will be releases simultaneously with the album in May. 'Something Sweet' is a song made for the long summer days in co-operation with popular rapper Pete Philly.