Who are they?
The Monkey Fightin’ Snakes are an blues rock band from Toronto Canada and are the brainchild of singer songwriter Matthew Davies. Their sound is little bit jamband-pop, a little world-folk-blues.
The key members are:
Matthew Davies – Guitar, Dobro, Banjo, Ukelele, Pedal Steel, Lead Vocals and Songs
Dave Stoyles – Bass, Guitar, Button Box, Souzaphone, Trombone and Backing Vocals
Darren Atkinson – Drums, Percussion, Mayhem and Backing Vocals
although Rob DeBoer has also been known to play keyboards and sing
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONKEY FIGHTIN’ SNAKES
The band has just finished their second album,
“Broken Off-Switch”, produced by cohort Rob DeBoer and featuring 14 new original songs by Matthew Davies
At the time of this writing, mastering is under way and the release is imminent…
This is a period of intense writing and rehearsing.
2014 – 2015
The band tours “Finish What You Star…” and plays about 40 shows including 7 in Europe.
The Monkey Fightin’ Snakes complete their debut album
“Finish What You Star”
with multi Juno Award winning producer Michael Philip Wojewoda.
This album was recorded live off the floor, through an old Neve desk to 2” tape, no click track,
lead vocals and guitar solos captured within the take.
Matthew contributed all 9 original songs on this first outing.
What do those Monkey Fightin’ Snakes want now?
They are doing a formal record release of their second album with press and radio support and launching their summer tour.
They want your help to share their music.
If you are a club owner or booker they would like to play your club.
If you are a journalist they want your words to help tell their story.
If you work in radio they want to work with you to promote their concerts in your area.
If you like their music they want to help you share it freely with anyone who you think would enjoy it.
Here is some of the buzz so far:
“Monkey Fightin’ Snakes’ singer / guitarist Matthew Davies, as you might expect given his pedigree, is making his own contribution to the Canadian cultural scene.”
Gill Deacon, CBC Radio’s “Here and Now”
“Monkey Fightin’ Snakes could have played the California Jam in 1974.
They would have held their own against everyone else that weekend. Even elevated it to new heights.”
Michael Phillip Wojewoda, Multi-Juno Award Winning Producer
“I can’t believe these tracks were done live to tape… I am blown away!!
Monkey Fightin’ Snakes are Sizzlin’!!!”
João Carvalho, Juno and Grammy Award Winning Mastering Engineer
“Infectious, catchy rock tunes with awesome extended jams.
If you like REAL rock music, you’ll love Monkey Fightin’ Snakes”
Andy Lowe, Booking Agent, 12 Bar Club, London England