THE BLOW MONKEYS - extensive UK dates April - October 2016
Following the success of The Blow Monkeys latest album the self released "If Not Now ,When?" in 2015 the band are ready to spread the love and share the music out there "live" once again!
Since they reformed in 2008 The Blow Monkeys have been recording and performing again with almost indecent haste. This is a chance to catch a legendary band with all four original members performing at the peak of their powers with a mix of "classic hits" and brand new songs - all infused with that enigmatic simian soul.
The Blow Monkeys will be forever synonymous with those international hit songs from the 80’s such as “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”, with Dr Robert the iconic frontman. But the man himself prefers to live in the present: “We’ve made four albums in the last six years since we reformed. We’re on a roll! It’s not about nostalgia and never will be. Of course we play the old songs live and love doing them, but the buzz also comes from doing something new. Our audience is hip enough to know that.”
Live, the band are a sight to behold. Mick Anker on bass, the man who used to wear sideburns topped off with a bowler hat, continues his mesmeric swaying ways whilst playing intricate bass lines of funk and grace. Neville Henry, multi instrumentalist best known for his achingly beautiful tenor sax lines and stylish suits. Tony Kiley on drums, a powerhouse from the valleys of South Wales, who can explode like Buddy Rich and swing like Gene Krupa. And of course Dr Robert, the iconic front man and songwriter, spouting opinions and poses in equal measure with a canny sense of knowing and a suitcase full of killer songs.
So here we have it, a "must see" band! Invigorated, charged and on a roll, playing their unique and unmistakable Blow Monkey boogie. Robert says, “ We’re really only just beginning to get the hang of all this. We can’t wait to get out and play it again - it's where it all becomes real "
APRIL 2016 UK TOUR:
Thurs 21st – Liverpool, St Georges Hall, St George's Pl, Liverpool L1 1JJ 0151 233 3020 http://liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk/st-georges-hall/ + Support Doors 6.30pm £22.50 + B/Fee
Fri 22nd – Chelmsford, “Blues In The City” The Clarets Bar , Chelmsford City Football Club, Melbourne Community Stadium, Salerno Way, Chelmsford Essex CM1 2EH £22.00 (inc b/f) http://www.wegottickets.com/event/339928 https://www.facebook.com/events/530960537068712/
Sat 23rd – London, Under The Bridge Stamford Bridge , Fulham Road , London, SW6 1HS 020 7957 8261 +special guests http://underthebridge.co.uk/events/ 7pm £20+H/Fee
Thurs 5th – Bristol, SWX, 15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY 0117 945 0325 http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=11450
Fri 6th – Bognor Regis, Butlins Upper Bognor Rd, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1JJ Tickets 0330 102 5295 01243 820202 www.bigweekends.com/your-break/147893
Sun 5th – Manchester, Irlam Live Festival 2016
Fri 17th – Stockton, ARC , Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL 01642 525199 arconline.co.uk/ 8pm £20
Sat 18th – Jedburgh, Riverside Rock Festival 0333 666 3366 http://www.riversiderock.co.uk/
Thurs 23rd – Preston, 53 Degrees Brook Street, Preston PR1 7BQ
01772 893000 http://www.53degrees.net/
Fri 24th – Hertford, Corn Exchange 39 Fore St, Hertford SG14 1AL 01992 442992
07904 333923 www.hertfordcornexchange.co.uk/ 7.30pm £15
Sat 25th – South Shields - Amphitheatre, South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE33 2LD http://www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk/article/29879/south-tyneside-festival 7.45pm Curfew 9pm
Sun 26th –Stewarton, Bar 51, 8 Vennel Street, KA3 5HL 01560 428020 £12 Tickets - twistedlemon.bigcartel.com https://www.facebook.com/stonehouse.stewarton
Thurs21st - St Albans The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TE - (0)1727 844 627 http://thehorn.co.uk/ 8pm £20
Fri 22nd Llantwit Major St Donats Castle, Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1WF. 01446 799 100 http://www.stdonats.com/ http://www.stdonats.com/music/the-blow-monkeys-plus-support
Sat 23rd – Bridlington, The Spa, South Marine Drive Bridlington . 01262 678258 https://www.thespabridlington.com/ 7.30pm £23
Sun 24th – Lancaster, The Grand St Leonard's Gate, Town Centre LA1 1NN 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk/ 8pm £15 £14 Conc
Sun 21st – Farnham, Weyfest, Surrey Rural Life Centre Tilford Surrey http://www.weyfest.co.uk/
Fri 26th – Whitstable, Duke of Cumberland, High Street Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AP 01227 280617 http://www.thedukeinwhitstable.co.uk/
Sat 27th – Solihull, Tudor Grange Park
Sun 28 – Selby, Town Hall, York St, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4AJ, UK www.selbytownhall.co.uk/ 01757 708449
Sat 1st – Hartlepool MvC (Music Versus Cancer) event Venue tbc