Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!
Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!

All about the Funky Junky Monkeys

The Funky Junky Monkeys are a five-piece party band from Malvern. They play a contagious mix of funk, punk, glam, indie, and rock, from 60s psychedelia to modern day classics. And they love to get people dancing!

The band formed in 1998 when three musicians thought it would be a lark to play gigs dressed in monkey suits.  With a bizarre mix of techno and rap, early FJM performed their gigs incognito, behind their masks.  However, it was near impossible to see their instruments and also incredibly hot.  So they ditched the suits, got another guitarist and a drummer, and started playing lots of parties.

Ralph, Andy, Rob and Jem have been playing together since the early noughties but when Sharon joined on vocals and saxophone, the band really began to shine!

Over the years, the Funky Junky Monkeys have played hundreds of gigs at parties, weddings, festivals, and even wakes! They have a simple formula: play the songs you would like to hear at a house party. And it’s a formula that has worked well for them. They’ve gotten so many bookings that they’ve even put on their own festivals.

Five Pyramid Parties, two Godzilla’s, three Cwm Fests… and over twenty years later, the Funky Junky Monkeys are still going strong. They’re a veritable party in a box!

Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!
Sharon

Funky Junky Monkey Gigs

at a venue near you . . .

30 June 2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rose and Crown, Playley Green
Redmarley D’Abitot, Gloucestershire GL19 3NB United Kingdom
06 July 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Priory Park Malvern, Great Malvern
Malvern, WR14 3DR

FJM play at the Great Malvern Food Festival. The annual Great Malvern Food Festival is back for its 14th year. The festival will take place in Priory Park from 6 – 7 […]

26 October 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green Dragon, 126 Guarlford Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3QT United Kingdom

Recent Gigs

Previous Gigs from the Simian Quintet

08 June 2024
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Green Dragon, 126 Guarlford Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3QT United Kingdom
17 May 2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Three Counties Showground, Hanley Road, Welland
Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW United Kingdom

Land Rover Monthly Live - The Big Weekender Our Big Weekender is back! Following a triumphant debut in 2023, our two-day Land Rover event is back, bigger and better.  With camping, trade stands, […]

03 May 2024
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Black Bear, High Street
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5BJ United Kingdom

The Funky Junky Monkeys are a five-piece party band from Malvern. They play a contagious mix of funk, punk, glam, indie, and rock, from 60s psychedelia to modern day classics. […]

24 February 2024
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Green Dragon, 126 Guarlford Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3QT United Kingdom
28 October 2023
October 28, 2023 - October 29, 2023
The Green Dragon, 126 Guarlford Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3QT United Kingdom
12 August 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Out to Grass, Woodend Farm
Cradley, Malvern WR13 5JW United Kingdom
05 August 2023
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Newland Meadows, Old Worcester Road, Newland
Malvern,, Worcestershire WR13 5AY
22 July 2023
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Linsey is 50!  Break out the bunting!

16 July 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Plume of Feathers, 20 Gloucester Road
Castlemorton, Worcestershire WR13 6JB United Kingdom

It’s Frank’s birthday!  Recently arrived from Potters Bar, Frank is the new Landlord at the Plume of Feathers. Funky Junky Monkeys are thrilled to have been asked to play at […]

14 July 2023
July 14, 2023 - July 15, 2023
The Kings Head, High St
Upton upon Severn, Worcester WR8 0HF
30 June 2023
June 30, 2023 - July 1, 2023
Sociable Beer Company, 6 Britannia Rd
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 3BQ United Kingdom
03 June 2023
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Green Dragon, 126 Guarlford Road
Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3QT United Kingdom
Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!

Saturday 13th May 2023

The King's Head

We’re drifting over to Upton on Severn for a wee gig in Sharon’s home town.  Anything could happen!

FJM at The King’s Head

High St, Upton upon Severn, Worcester WR8 0HF

Saturday 20th May 2023

The Red Lion!

One of Great Malvern’s best little music venues.

From 8pm.

Funky Junky Monkeys at The Red Lion

4 St. Anns Road, Great Malvern, WR14 4RG.

Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!

Saturday 3rd June 2023

The Green
Dragon!

We’re back at the Green Dragon.  Where the staff are fantastic and the dancing never stops!

Funky Junky Monkeys at The Green Dragon

126 Guarlford Rd, Malvern WR14 3QT

Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!
Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!

Saturday 12th August 2023

Out to Grass
Stargazers

Grab your telescope and look up to the heavens with FJM as your soundtrack.  From 6pm.

FJM at Out to Grass. 

Woodend Farm, Bromyard Road, Cradley WR13 5JW

Let me hear you sing it out! funky junky monkeys!

What you can expect to hear from FJM

For a typical party such as a wedding the Funky Junky Monkeys usually play two sets of music, each around one hour long.  If you have specific timings for your event we can adapt and fit in as required. 

Our repertoire is always evolving but you can expect to hear some Buzzcocks, The Jam, Blondie, The Only Ones,  T-Rex, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, Small Faces, Tubeway Army, Dandy Warhols, Cockney Rebel, Foo Fighters, Chic, Jackie Wilson, Labelle, Wild Cherry, Happy Mondays plus a few of our own!  

We are also happy to learn specific numbers for you – given the time.

Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!

What funky junky monkeys Need to play

We can bring everything we need or can fit in to an existing setup at a venue.  To setup with our full PA and lights will take at least two hours.  We have played in some tiny venues but ideally we need at least 3m x 4m of floor space.  If it’s outdoors some sort of rain cover is required . . . just in case!  We can run all our gear off one 13 amp supply.

Get in touch with the Funky Junky Monkeys

Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!
The lads from the social club

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Funky Junky Monkeys - punk, funk, indie, glam and rock!
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