Cornwall-based 3 Daft Monkeys are performing in Brighton on Thursday 9 June. This early evening gig is especially suitable for audiences of all ages, as the band brings its quirky and original festival-style musical exuberance to the Brighton Open Air Theatre in Dyke Road. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are £8, Concessions £5, Family £22 from brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk
With Celtic and Eastern influences, 3 Daft Monkeys’ unique style of world-influenced folk music with infectious rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and uplifted. Its music leads you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible.
With a new 4-piece line-up, the band weaves enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 5-string bass, accordion, bespoke hand-percussion and 3-part vocal harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within swirling layers of music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Its latest, story-led and theatrical album “Of Stones and Bones” (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. With their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained a large and loyal cult following. The music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.
The band has performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2, and at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Its eclectic mix of styles has drawn a following right across Europe. 3 Daft Monkeys has also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique busking festival scenes of Switzerland and Italy.