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:
Friday 3rd The Cinnamon Club, Bowdon, Altrincham Rescheduled
Saturday 4th CCA, Sauciehall St, Glasgow
Wednesday 8th Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn, London Rescheduled
Thursday 9th Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn, London Rescheduled
Friday 10th Pizza Express, 32 Earl St, Maidstone, Kent Rescheduled
Saturday 11th Pizza Express, Brindley Place, Birmingham Rescheduled
Sunday 12th The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes Rescheduled
Thursday 9th The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Friday 10th Kubix Festival, Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
Saturday 11th The Old Courts, Wigan
Sunday 12th Forever Young Festival, Johnstown, Kildare
Thursday 16th TBC
Friday 17th TBC
Saturday 18th Lossiemouth Town Hall, High Street, Lossiemouth
Sunday 19th Rewind Scotland
Thursday 23rd TBC
Friday 24th Tower House, Strand St, Douglas
Saturday 25th Tudor Grange Park, Solihull
Sunday 26th TBC
Thursday 27th TBC
Friday 28th Upton, Sunshine Festival tbc
Saturday 29th Byline Festival
Sunday 30th Camper Calling, Cheshire
Wednesday 16th Pizza Express, 32 Earl St, Maidstone, Kent
Thursday 17th Pizza Express, Brindley Place, The Waters Edge, Birmingham
Friday 18th Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn, London
Saturday 19th Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn, London
Monday 5th Barcelona, Luz de Gas
Wednesday 7th Vigo tbc
Friday 16th The Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
Saturday 17th The Cinnamon Club, Bowdon, Altrincham
MORE DATES TO FOLLOW...
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