Who are they?
The Monkey Fightin’ Snakes are a blues rock band from Toronto Canada. This band is the brainchild of singer songwriter Matthew Davies. Their blues sound is little bit jamband-pop, a little world-folk-twang.
Think Eddie Vedder with Neil Finn and Tom Waits.
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
Daniel Szabo – Drums, Backing Vocals, Guitar
Eric Szabo – Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Bass
Darren Atkinson – Drums, Percussion, Mayhem, Backing Vocals
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONKEY FIGHTIN’ SNAKES
Brothers Eric and Daniel Szabo join the band!
Tons of new writing as we prepare for the third album and a new tour.
The band finishes their second album,
“Broken Off-Switch”, produced by cohort Rob DeBoer and featuring 14 new original songs by Matthew Davies
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 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