Latest News From Bad Monkey

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NEW SINGLE RELEASED DECEMBER 1ST

The 2nd Singele from HOOK on the Bad Monkey Records label is "Breakout" the title track off their upcoming album due for digital release in early February 2023! Early hard copies will be available at a HMV pre-release event in Norwich where the guys will perform the album and sign copies for you! The single will be available to download and stream from the 1st of December on all major platforms.

Also check our Facebook and Instagram pages for all other updates! The guys from HOOK look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Norwich on 28th January 2023 at HMV in Norwich where CD's can be purchased ahead of digital release!

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Lots currently underway with our latest signing HOOK and lots of their music is becoming available for you to download and listen to over the next few days and months, both old and new!

Firstly their debut album Sanitorium is being re-released, with new artwork and for the first time with all tracks now available digitally and all ready for you to download before December.... A perfect Christmas gift for your muso friends for sure!

At the same time as this there is their first single Whispers off their upcoming new album Breakout whicj will be available to download from November 15th. Then there is their 2nd single off the new album, the title track no less, Breakout and this will be released at the start of December! Then, after all that excitement, there is of course the brand new Album Breakout and it's launch with a Live performance and physical CD copies to purchase at the HMV store in Norwich on January 28th, more details regarding that to follow!

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We Are Pleased To Welcome Norwich Based  Electro-Rock Band Hook

To Bad Monkey Records! Here's To The Journey Ahead Guys.

Originally formed in 2006 HOOK consists of John Hook, Rob Hook and Marc Hook who together write and record original only songs. After getting lots of USA airplay in 2009, John says "We decided to look at performing our songs live around our local area, Norwich, just to see what kind of response we got. Our first gig was in 2019 and then Covid came and, like many other bands out there, our musical future and our live gigging was held up."

"Not letting that stop us though we got busy during the lock-down and started writing for our first studio album, Sanantorium, which was recorded between lockdowns, so we were kept very busy!"

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Welcome KevanTo Bad Monkey Records!

We are so happy to welcome Kevan Taplin, Singer Songwriter-Poet to Bad Monkey Records. His wonderful blend of music, lyrics and spoken word is something we’re really looking forward to sharing with you and hopefully there will be two new albums and more coming your way in 2023! We will post more soon and create his own Artist Page on our website shortly.

For now can we just say, it's great to have you on board Sir and we are looking forward to working alongside you and sharing your work with everyone.

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NEW RELEASE OUT NOW!

October 3rd sees the first release on the Bad Monkey Records label of Ged Wilson's "Stomp & Shake" and we cant wait to share it with you, as well as the accompanying Album soon! Check out his artist page for sneak peeks and downloading details and click the link to listen & down load his new track now!   https://ditto.fm/stomp-n-shake

Also check our Facebook and Instagram pages for all other updates! Ged looks forward to bringing all his music so far as well as his new unreleased tracks, combining on one great album, showcasing "The Journey So far!" 

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The Brand New EP From Bison Hip Available NOW! Download From All Major Outlets
& Watch Their New Video!

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A Big Welcome to Bison Hip, Check out their artist page here on site for all updates and links!  In their own words “We’ve arrived at the party fashionably late…”  

Built on the backbone of true Scottish grit, the ethos is clear: real musicians, real instruments, no click tracks, culminating in a unique blues rock sound with real life stories. With the release of their debut EP Dear Greens and Blues in March 2022, Bison Hip have hit the ground running. “There’s plenty more to come, we’re on our way up!” 

 

Bison Hip are: Paul Sloway – Vocals | John Gilmour Smith – Guitar | Malcolm Button – Drums | Steven Radziwonik – keys | Graeme Carswell - Bass

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A Big Welcome to Bad Monkey goes out to Ged Wilson (that's Jed with a G as he says!) Hailed as, “A competent and classy 21st Century Bluesman” by Fatea Magazine and “Brim-full of positive vibes, humour and innovation” by RnR Magazine, Ged Wilson is wowing audiences with his blend of acoustic blues roots jazz folk fusion.He has toured the nation, jammed the blues clubs, hit the festivals and had two sell-out tours of France. With four solo albums, much radio airplay and favourable reviews, he is certainly making his mark.

With some new material in the pipelines we here at Bad Monkey can't wait to share the next stage in his journey with you! His own dedicated page on our website is open and more content and links will follow in the coming weeks so keep checking back. With a large back catalogue and new material coming soon, we are sure you will love all that is Ged Wilson! It's great to have you on board and here's to the journey.

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Mr Smith, the BRAND NEW ALBUM from Paul Gillings is available to download & stream through all major platforms now, via the Store tab here on site or direct. Get your copy now! 
 

"Paul, this new album is REALLY GOOD! It touches elements of the top harp players of the WORLD! Good Job! I’m going to play the crap out of it! And yes, you can put that on your website!”

DJ Groovy Hoovy at bluesmusicfan.com


Are you a radio station or presenter who needs a digital copy? visit the contacts page for details  

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Great news for Bad Monkey recording artists Ryder, supporting the legendary Chris Holmes, the former guitarist of W.A.S.P. on his upcoming Canadian shows! They will be appearing alongside Chris on Friday 13th May 2022 at the Moose & Goose, Thorold Ontario & on Saturday 14th at The Rockpile in Toronto.

So. if you're around that area, or simply feel like a good old road trip then get your tickets now for what is sure to be a great event!

 

Click either image on the left to go to Chris's Facebook page and keep up to date with all things rockin'  

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We are pleased to promote through Bad Monkey Records & Promotions the superbly talented Mr Paul Gillings - while also being on a single album deal with the label for the "Mr Smith" Album! Our campaign will certainly aid him, alongside his own promotions, on reaching the maximum number of outlets of this masterful album

2022 is looking good for him and we are pleased to be involved as he is also a good personal friend and it's an album we know you'll love as much as we do! Check out Paul's Facebook page to keep up to date with all his gigs and future releases.

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An exciting project now gets underway here at Bad Monkey and in 2022 we look forward to welcoming Dan G to the fold as we record, promote and bring you something to laugh and sing along to! 

All contracts are now signed and another great asset to the company joins the ranks, look out for more news in the new year and to Dan a massive welcome and thank you for placing your trust in us. Unlike that Other Major Company we look forward to working side by side on your new work

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We are so stoked to announce that we have signed Ryder, "Just three schmucks from Queens" as they say, to Bad Monkey Records label! This kick ass, Hard Rock band from New York are set to release their first single Lilan's Lullaby with us in early 2022, ahead of their EP release "Don't Think Twice" in mid 2022! Check out their artist page here on site and keep ahead of the others and see how to download your copy and feel the power that is Ryder! These guys do not dissapoint and have some superb shows and new tracks lined up for this year and beyond! 

we are pleased to know that all our acts, either signed to the label or as a Campain promotions act, will automatically get airplay with all of their releases through Smart Radio 101 on FULL ROTATION and not just a single play - click their logo to visit their website & listen in! Smart Radio are just one of the many many stations we work alongside sending out music around trhe world and promoting all of our artists.

 

If you are an act that regularly uses radio campaigns, you'll know some of the costs involved & they can be really scary! Why not have a look at our prices here on site & get in touch, have a chat & see if we can help promote you and get your music out there to a wider audience. All options are open & we can even taylor promotional campaigns to your specific needs where possible. We look forward to hearing from you and again thank Smart Radio 101 for assisting us in all our campaigns.

Just one of the mental help charities we aim to be helping along the journey here at Bad Monkey with your help. See our About page here on site to see just one of the ways we intend to donate but feel free to contact us to see how you can help. Any help we or you give will go a long way to helping save a life. Thank you.