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We're a high energy indie-folk, indie rock duo called PALEFACE, featuring PF and drummer Monica "Mo" Samalot. We're also a couple. We're creative, friendly, clean, respectful, hardworking, responsible. In 2007 we left our jobs and apts in NYC in order to become independent touring musicians (currently based in North Carolina, but touring the U.S. and parts of Europe).
-Mo was Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Moved to Washington DC to study Architecture and Planning and then moved to NYC to work. First job at an Architecture firm was at the Chrysler Bldg. Started playing drums while living in NYC. Loves chocolate and red wine. Gets asthma from cats, so we can't stay with hosts that have indoor cats. Most dogs are ok as long as we're in a separate room. Mo's also got some other allergies to certain foods including soy, seafood, mushrooms...
-PF is Paleface (SESAC). He's originally from in Connecticut but spent most of his life in NYC. PALEFACE collaborated and influenced artists including Beck (2015 Grammy Winner) and The Avett Brothers. He loves dogs. PALEFACE, was schooled musically by Daniel Johnston and soon discovered at an NYC open mic by Danny Fields (The Stooges, The Ramones, MC5). He's released over a dozen albums. He avoids gluten.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing has helped us connect with so many awesome people as we tour. It makes the touring experience so much more special and interesting...specially when our hosts join us at a show and get to meet us in our element. Of course If we're playing a show in your town and you host us, we'd be happy to get you tickets to the show. But we would not be offended if our host has other plans or can't join us at the show. Most shows are open to the public, including festivals, clubs, theaters, colleges, fairs, records stores, bars, restaurants....
Being touring musicians requires a lot of hard work and dedication....and were very thankful for the help and support we've received from the Couchsurfing community.
writing songs, performing / singing and playing music, listening to music, traveling, meeting people, painting, reading, yoga
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Mo says: (1) Sharing stage with The Avett Brothers at NYC's Radio City Music Hall was amazing (2) Walking over the Williamsburg Bridge @ 3am during NYC's Blackout 2003...pitch black, surreal (3)This one is not Amazing, but just "unforgettable": watching the towers burn as i was walking to work.
Countries I’ve Visited
Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Puerto Rico, United States