Well Trained Monkey
Other / Electro-Funk Tiki Lounge Fusion
Hello friends of Well Trained Monkey,
Welcome to the January 29th 2013 edition
of the Crackin' Coconuts Newsletter.
Had a grand time this past weekend
in Mankato Minnesota playing the Savoy - in fact it went so great I will be
returning in a couple months and it looks like I will be getting a regular
series of gigs set up there - (hey fellow musicians, hit me up if you'd like to
join a bill). Literally played for 4+ hours onstage that night with breaks
only for water and drinks. I will admit I had to repeat myself
a number of times (several times? sure) but if you're in a bar band (or a one person
band bar band) you do what you can - when the crowd is dancing you keep going, and
I was not going to give out before they did. Made some new friends and
rocked it old school like the Beatles in Hamburg from 10:00 till 2:00.
This upcoming weekend Saturday February 2nd it's the annual pre-Super
Bowl Party, an annual Debacle of Debauchery that my fellow one person band Primadonahue
and I put on, this time at Big V's Saloon in Saint Paul. Kickoff for
music that evening will be at 10:00 or so. Well Trained Monkey is the first
act of the evening. Big V's is at 1567 University Avenue at the corner of
University & Snelling. $5.00 at the door. The lineup for
the evening is killer-diller on a seismic level and includes some of my favorite
local bands - Well Trained Monkey, Primadonahue, Rapedoor, and Necrovagina, in that
For samples of the artists on the bill
Thanks again for the support everybody!
"Well Trained Monkey spans genres while remaining true to his own electro-funk
style. The classic “Yellow Bird,” made famous by Harry Belafonte (among
others), is a favorite of Well Trained Monkey fans. His updated version, with his
sax playing out the melody, gets people dancing at the bars and nothing is lost
on the album.
...While some listeners find electro music to become tiresome after a few minutes,
Electro-Funk Tiki Lounge delivers a lively mix and changes the pace with enough
frequency to keep the listner engaged.
" Monica, St. Paul Examiner
"This is remarkable music.
It sings like a series of tapestries made from those elements of charm from the
many types of music that float my boat, woven harmoniously together and presented
anew, yet with the integrity of each constituent element somehow remaining wholly
intact. I call that Magic!" Exile Pots, ReverbNation
tough skills, brilliant arrangement. You're not well trained, you're EXCELLENTLY
trained. Love that Yellow Bird. Respect. Cheers from Indonesia ! LunariaN" LunariaN,