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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 – Sound & Rumour


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 [...]

Brass Monkey – Sound & Rumour2021-04-28T11:48:00+00:00

Brass Monkey – Going & Staying


Another fine recording from this unique powerhouse band. "Going and Staying" features the band's Deep English sound. Unique instrumentation and their approach to folk music give Brass Monkey an instantly recognisable sound and presence. For many of the tracks, the lineup expands [...]

Brass Monkey – Going & Staying2019-11-05T15:22:12+00:00

Brass Monkey – Flame of Fire


Their best album so far. Brass Monkey return with their "Deep English" sound, and have never sounded better. Flame of Fire sees the band performing with a new intensity. "Anyone who shares a love of traditional music or enjoys being intrigued and [...]

Brass Monkey – Flame of Fire2019-11-07T15:48:22+00:00

Brass Monkey – Head of Steam


The original English powerhouse brass-meets-folk band returned with a new album for 2009. "..a swashbuckling selection of tunes and songs performed so invigoratingly..." fRoots "The tunes in particular take on a new life, as the brass dominates the guitar and Kirkpatrick's excellent [...]

Brass Monkey – Head of Steam2019-11-07T16:24:13+00:00

Brass Monkey – The Complete Brass Monkey


The group's two '80s albums, combined here, are full of fresh arrangements of traditional songs and tunes. 'Brass Monkey was a great idea,' said Martin Carthy. 'A phenomenal experience.' Q called it 'the finest folk group of the 1980s.' It should have [...]

Brass Monkey – The Complete Brass Monkey2019-11-12T14:52:04+00:00
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