Haute Tension. It means "High Voltage." With tensions running high all over the world, waves of the Atlantic lap on the beaches of Florida. There is a sound coming from Miami. A sound that has been shaped by a subtropical climate and political unrest. A sound that brings with it the unrelenting heat of the summer, but also a cool, calm, collectedness about it as we all watch the city go under.

Haute Tension is a band that believes in bringing back raw visceral energy into live music, all the while paying homage to their swampy tropical landscape of Florida. Their sophisticated sound resonates with a wide range of audiences who can expect to hear surf-y Dick Dale style guitar, and a dynamic influence of genres from garage to punk, classic rock, and blues. Formed by Alexandre Merbouti and Monica McGivern, the addition of veteran drummer Nabedi Osorio solidified their presence as a Miami rock and roll band. Having shared the stage light with international touring acts such as Yonatan Gat, Kikagaku Moyo, Ty Segall, and Herbie Hancock, they are no strangers to festivals, galleries and venues of all sizes.

Their self-titled debut record was pressed in South Florida, independently released, and recently named "Best Local Album 2019" by the Miami New Times.


Offstage and on, Haute Tension band is an advocate of women in rock, and supports local organizations such as, Miami Girls Rock Camp, and Guitars Over Guns.


Looking ahead, keep an eye and an ear out for new music videos and songs... until then, keep up to date with latest tour dates and announcements at: hautetension.bandcamp.com



"This band is a party and you can't help but to have a good time." The Family Reviews

"Brilliant songs and great performances all around." -KRAMER at Noise Miami



Music Issue Feature, The Atlantic Current Magazine

Florida Sampler, Alt Citizen

TOP 10 Women to See at III Points 2019- Miami New Times  

Miami Music Acts to Watch in 2019- Miami New Times

Where to Party During Basel (GRAMPS)- Greater Miami and the Beach

Press Inquiries & Booking: hautetensionband@gmail.com


Haute Tension by Jayme Gershen Summer 20

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