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MONKEY sets the pace for the local music scene. The band performs over 200 shows per year, while constantly recording and touring.
MONKEY has 3 full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the new independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute “Pervert the Movie” on Stag Films.
MONKEY has toured the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, & Mexico. Currently, the band is gearing up support their international interests in Japan to support their new Japanese compilation release “Monkeyska” (Disc Union Ltd.).
MONKEY has supported world class acts like: Bad Manners, The Specials, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Fishbone, The Slackers, Hepcat and many more...
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: MONKEY is mostly influenced by traditional ska pioneers, but there are lots of other musicians and music styles that we encorporate in to our own brand of Northern California Ska music! See below:
TRADITIONAL SKA: Skatalites • Desmond Dekker • Alton Ellis • Clancey Eccles • Sir Lord Comic • Stranger Cole • Keith & Tex • Termites • Ethiopians
MODERN SKA: Bad Manners • Fishbone • Skankin' Pickle • MU330 • Johnny Socko • Warsaw • Let's Go Bowling • Los Hooligans • Hepcat • Slackers • Dave Hillyard & RS7 • Yeska • Aggrolites
REGGAE INFLUENCES: Bob Marley • Jimmy Cliff • Sly & Robbie • Toots & The Maytals • Peter Tosh
LATIN INFLUENCES: Tito Puente • Perez Prado • Esquivel
ROCK INFLUENCES:Elvis Costello • Oingo Boingo • Joe Jackson • David Byrne • Squirrel Nut Zippers • Beach Boys • Brian Wilson • Peacocks • Fratellis • Cat Empire • Tom Waits
Monkey Ska - Ska Go Round/Disc Union Ltd
Cruel Tutelage - Asian Man Records
Station Wagon Living - Deluxe Ent
Astro E.P. 2000 - Deluxe Entertainment
Changito! - Deluxe Entertainment
Monkey! - Demo/Self Released
Puro Eskañol II - Aztlan Records
Bay Area Ska - Tomato Head Records
Freedom Sounds - Shanachie Records
West Coast Skampolation - Full Stop..
Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae - Steady Beat
Sofa's Choice - Little Lucky Records..
Skarmaggedon III - Moon Ska Records
Reggae Soundsystem - Live 105 FM
Monkey/Unsteady Split 7" - Asian Man
Mail Order is Fun! - Asian Man Records
Live From Mars - Random Order Records..
Potluck Ska - Stub Daddy Records
Groovin' in the Grass - University of AZ..
Who's the Man? - Full Stop Records..
Mario from Italy - Green Fridge Records..
Soundoff 2001 - Ultravibe Records..
F*ckin Free! - Bay Area Ska
Still Standing - Jump Up Records
Winners Vol. 1 - Independent Musician
Maui Fever episode I - ..MTV 2006
Pervert The Movie - Stag Films
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - SA Films
Big Air - Accolade Games
ESPN Extreme Sports - ESPN (Tahoe, CA)
Mornings On Bay TV - KRON (SF, CA)
Late Night w/James Gabbert - WB 20 (SF)
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