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The Blow Monkeys tickets

229 THE VENUE in London

Saturday 8th December 2018

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

The Blow Monkeys announce a headline Central London concert celebrating their highly acclaimed new single 'Crying for the Moon' and accompanying album 'The Wild

 
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The Blow Monkeys on Saturday 8th December 2018

AGMP presents

THE BLOW MONKEYS

+ Matt Deighton Electric

The Blow Monkeys announce a headline Central London concert celebrating their highly acclaimed new single 'Crying for the Moon' and accompanying album 'The Wild River'.

The Blow Monkeys formed in 1981, releasing a single 'Live Today, Love Tomorrow' on the tiny Parasol label the following year and signing to RCA and releasing a debut album 'Limping For A Generation' in 1982 which featured the timeless singles 'Atomic Lullaby', 'Wildflower' & 'The Man from Russia'.

It wasn’t until 1986, however, that the band achieved the commercial success that matched their critical acclaim, the song 'Digging Your Scene' becoming a massive worldwide hit from the 'Animal Magic' LP.

A year later the band released 'It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way' which hit the No. 5 slot in the UK before the follow up album 'She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter' left controversy in its wake: if some remained unaware that erstwhile UK PM Margaret Thatcher was the daughter of a grocer then the subsequent duet with Chicago soul/funk legend Curtis Mayfield; 'Celebrate (The Day After You)' left no doubt where The Blow Monkeys stood on the subject. Interestingly, The Blow Monkeys took a Thatcher aphorism – namely, “there’s no such thing as society” – as a starting point for their next album, 'Whoops! There Goes The Neighbourhood' a politically-motivated record that featured 'Wait', a collaboration with soul diva Kym Mazelle.

The latter proved an epiphany of sorts (although RCA released a greatest hits compilation, 'Choices', that immediately achieved gold status in 1989) and featured the Balearic classic 'La Passionara' and 'Be Not Afraid', a duet with the original and legendary Algerian Rai rebel Cheb Khaled.

Fast forward a quarter of a century and The Blow Monkeys are back together and remain 'Dr.' Robert Howard (vocals, guitar), Neville Henry (saxophone), Mick Anker (bass) and Tony Kiley (drums).

It wasn’t until 1986, however, that the band achieved the commercial success that matched their critical acclaim, the song 'Digging Your Scene' becoming a massive worldwide hit from the 'Animal Magic' LP.

A year later the band released 'It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way' which hit the No. 5 slot in the UK before the follow up album 'She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter' left controversy in its wake: if some remained unaware that erstwhile UK PM Margaret Thatcher was the daughter of a grocer then the subsequent duet with Chicago soul/funk legend Curtis Mayfield; 'Celebrate (The Day After You)' left no doubt where The Blow Monkeys stood on the subject. Interestingly, The Blow Monkeys took a Thatcher aphorism – namely, “there’s no such thing as society” – as a starting point for their next album, 'Whoops! There Goes The Neighbourhood' a politically-motivated record that featured 'Wait', a collaboration with soul diva Kym Mazelle.

The latter proved an epiphany of sorts (although RCA released a greatest hits compilation, 'Choices', that immediately achieved gold status in 1989) and featured the Balearic classic 'La Passionara' and 'Be Not Afraid', a duet with the original and legendary Algerian Rai rebel Cheb Khaled.

Fast forward a quarter of a century and The Blow Monkeys are back together and remain 'Dr.' Robert Howard (vocals, guitar), Neville Henry (saxophone), Mick Anker (bass) and Tony Kiley (drums).

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Alternative, Pop, Rock

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