The Blow Monkeys

The Blow Monkeys

Sunday, 28th August 2016

Doors Open: 7.30pm   Show Starts at: 8.00pm

Prices: In Advance £20.00   On the door £22.00  


With a string of Top 40 hits like Digging Your Scene and It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way, The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated.

In the band’s frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they possessed a tall, charismatic singer who was both camera-friendly and clever, and who appeared to be just as much at ease on the catwalk that is pop’s conveyer belt as he was penning witty, incisive songs.

Formed in 1981, The Blow Monkeys released five studio albums with both Animal Magic and She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter achieving significant commercial success in the UK and also in the US, where the band charted on both the Billboard album and singles charts. As the 1980s progressed, so too did the band’s musical style, from a sound once dubbed “jazz punk” by Robert to a more soulful, jazzy style and an ever increasing adoption of dance music, which saw them collaborating with the likes of soul legend Curtis Mayfield and Chicago House pioneer Kym Mazelle.

The band split in 1990, with Robert embarking on an acclaimed solo career, but reformed in 2007 with their original line-up and have released five more albums to date.