Mona Villamayor performs at Sac State

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Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Program continued its weekly Nooner concert on Wednesday with performances from local singer/songwriter Mona Villamayor and guitarist Andrew Harris.

Villamayor, a communication studies major at Sac State, makes up one-third of Roseville-based The Jams. The other two members of the band are Sac State alumnae Annie Miclat and Jemma Villamayor, Mona’s sister.

Miclat and the Villamayors have been playing music together since they were young kids. As The Jams, they perform a variety of genres. In the past, they have covered songs originally performed by artists Adele, Lauryn Hill, Tori Kelly and bands like The Neighbourhood and Foster the People.

Harris is a close friend of the band and was invited by Mona Villamayor to help out with the set for this week’s Nooner.

“I’m very anxious to perform in front of all of my peers, friends and family,” Mona Villamayor said before the show. “Andrew [Harris] and I, we just click whenever we perform together.”

At the concert in the Union Redwood Room, Mona Villamayor and Harris performed a few original songs, such as “Blue Dreaming,” “Heart Broken” and “Made For Me.”

They also covered The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson and Drake’s 2015 hit, “Hotline Bling.”

Jemma Villamayor and Miclat were not present at the concert due to personal reasons.