Brass Monkey

At the moment Brass Monkey have no gigs in the diary. The band would like to play together again, but so far have been unable to find a viable way forward.
But never say never…

A ground-breaking six-piece band incorporating trumpet and trombone as well as squeezeboxes, mouth organ, percussion and guitar, Brass Monkey have a history spanning 30 years. After a short but glittering run in the mid-’80s, the almost-original lineup of Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Howard Evans, Richard Cheetham and Martin Brinsford reunited a decade later to make Sound & Rumour, which heralded the start of the second phase of their career. Read more about Brass Monkey.

Brass Monkey - the best of live

‘Brass Monkey 30th Anniversary Celebration – the best of live’ – buy the CD/DVD Live album from Park Records.

To mark their 30th Anniversary, the band have released a new CD/DVD live album: ‘Brass Monkey 30th Anniversary Celebration – the best of live‘. Watch excerpts from the DVD here, or buy the album from Park Records here.

Find out also how to download a sample song from

“A fantastic colliery band/jazz folk fusion” Sunday Times

Find out more about each of their albums by clicking on one below:

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