A ground-breaking five-piece band incorporating trumpet and trombone as well as squeezeboxes, mouth organ, percussion and guitar, Brass Monkey had a short but glittering career in the mid-’80s. A decade later the almost-original lineup of Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Howard Evans, Richard Cheetham and Martin Brinsford reunited to make Sound & Rumour, which heralded the start of the second phase of their career.
“A fantastic colliery band/jazz folk fusion” Sunday Times
Brass Monkey's 1999 comeback album Sound & Rumour is an exhilarating blend of sea songs, Morris tunes, travellers' songs and a pipe march. This album saw the band back on the road with Richard Cheetham taking over the trombone duties from Roger [...]