3 Daft Monkeys / Bio

Winners of Spiral Earth Awards “Best Live Act 2011”, 3 Daft Monkeys have become one of the most popular touring bands on the UK festival scene. Their quirky, original and unusual approach to music, and their exhilarating and energetic live performances has gained them a loyal live following. The recent addition of Richie Mulryne on percussion and Lukas Drinkwater on bass and backing vocals has delighted audiences and further enhanced their famously dynamic shows, where you'll hear passionate lyrics and vocal harmonies, combined with Klezmer, Latin and Celtic rhythms and wild, swirling fiddle solos, all delivered with a sense of fun.
In their own unique DIY style, the band have ploughed their own furrow through the music business, and despite their cottage-industry approach have created a huge buzz across the music scene in the UK and Europe, where they have drawn in a large and extremely devoted fan base.
'Whispering' Bob Harris was so impressed by their live performance at Cropredy 2010 that he invited them to perform a live set and interview on his BBC Radio 2 show in April, which was repeated on the Jo Whiley show later that week.
The band have also been played by Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2), and on Late Junction (BBC Radio 3) as well as enjoying frequent airplay on many local and international radio stations. Their latest album “The Antiquated and the Arcane” is a personal but very positive and uplifting piece of work which will make the listener think, question, cry, laugh, and ,of course, dance their socks off.
Their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Come and join audiences of all ages and all backgrounds to see a 3 Daft Monkeys' live show in a town near you. You’ll find the desire to dance irresistible!
Check out the video to their latest single Days of the Dance here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGLM1pC4Ams&lr=1
"The musicianship- the virtuosity, the song craft, the arrangement- is simply astonishing " (Spiral Earth)
"Varied and stirring acoustic style.. Outstanding fiddle work" (The Guardian)
"The energy this quirky trio give off is contagious" (Solfest)
"A brilliant band... I think this is absolutely amazing" -Mike Harding (Radio 2)
"A veritable melting pot of styles makes a colourful carnival of sound" (fROOTS)

General Info

Band Members
Tim Ashton -vocals/guitar/whistle/foot drum, Athene Roberts: fiddle/vocals, Lukas Drinkwater: bass guitar/vocals, Rich Mulryne: Percussion
Artist Name
3 Daft Monkeys
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / Alternative / Acoustic

Contact Info

Truro, UK
DMF Productions

Similar Artists

  • Mumford and Sons
  • Levellers
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Bellowhead
  • Manu Chao