The Blow Monkeys
With worldwide hits such as "Digging Your Scene" and "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way", The Blow Monkeys blazed an iconic trail across the 1980's.
Led by the charismatic singer songwriter Robert Howard (aka Dr Robert) and ably assisted by bassist Mick Anker, drummer Tony Kiley and saxophonist Neville Henry they further cemented their reputation with hits such as "Choice?", "Wait" (a UK top five with soul diva Kym Mazelle) and Celebrate (The Day After You) a duet with soul legend Curtis Mayfield.
All this plus a song “You Don't Own Me” on the multi platinum selling soundtrack to the film Dirty Dancing.
The band parted company on a high in 1990 as their "greatest hits" compilation "Choices" went Top Five and Gold on release. The Blow Monkeys reformed in 2008 and released their first new studio album in 18 years “Devils Tavern” followed by “Staring At The Sea” in 2011.
Their renaissance continued in 2013 with the release of their highly acclaimed album “Feels Like A New Morning” and most recently their much lauded
“boogie” opus "If Not Now, When?" released in April 2015.
In a career spanning more than 30 years The Blow Monkeys have carved out a unique place in "pop" history. They are on an evolutionary path that shows no sign of slowing down making music that is distinctly there own.
Long may it continue.
CURRENT TOUR DATES INCLUDE:
Thursday 29th TBC St Johns Church, St Johns St, Godalming
Friday 2nd Kubix Festival, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Friday 3rd Tower House, Strand St, Douglas, Isle of Man Re Scheduled
Thursday 22nd The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
Saturday 24th Tudor Grange Park, Solihull Re Scheduled
Friday 27th W-Festival, Klein Strand, Oostende
Saturday 11Th Tudor Grange Park, Solihull
Wednesday 16th 99 High Holborn, London
Thursday 17th 99 High Holborn, London
Friday 18th 99 High Holborn, London
Saturday 19th Brindley Place, Broad Street, Birmingham
Friday 11th The Old Fire Station, Carlisle - Re Scheduled
Friday 18th The Ciinamon Club, Bowden Rooms, Altrincham
Sunday 20th Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton
Sunday 1st Northern Kin Festival, Ushaw Historic House, Woodland Rd, Durham
Sunday 17th Forever Young Festival, Kildare, Ireland
Friday 22nd Tower House, Strand St, Douglas, Isle of Man
Friday 26th Tower House, Strand St, Douglas, Isle of Man
Sunday 28th Sunshine Festival, Upton on Severn, Worcester
Thursday 1st Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, Whitefriargate, Hull
Friday 2nd The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Saturday 3rd Food in the Park, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Friday 14th Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere
Saturday 27th Darwen Live, Darwen Market Square, Darwen
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT COLIN BLACK 07846 427 810