The Blow Monkeys + Sophie Mahon
The Blow Monkeys are unique with a roller-coaster career spanning over 35 years. Always
making new music, always stretching musical boundaries. With worldwide hits such as the
classics “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”, they became household
names but there was always so much more going on with these simian soulsters.
Their relentless desire to move forward, to collaborate, to be socially engaged and to have
something to contribute. Back in the 80’s they worked with people as varied as Curtis Mayfield,
Paul Weller, Cheb Khaled and even Jamaican Toaster EEK-a-Mouse!. “No band since The Clash in
their early 80’s heyday had attempted to act as a sounding board for such politically engaged,
Dr Robert even took time out to release one of the UK’s first homegrown ‘house’ records “Wait”,
his top 5 duet with Chicago soul diva Kym Maselle.
These Monkeys continue to evolve. From their beginnings on the underground club scene right
through to their appearance on the biggest selling soundtrack of all time “Dirty Dancing” and
beyond. Long may they swing.
The Blow Monkeys are supported by: Sophie Mahon and The Ready Mades