Archive for May, 2013

The Monkey Fingers were delighted to make an appearance at Hove Deep Sea Anglers’ Club on Saturday 11th May. The gig: a joint birthday party celebration for Mark, Laura and family, and a fantastic occasion it turned out to be.


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For those not in the know (and that probably included four fifths of the band prior to the party) the Danglers inhabits a windswept and salt-sprayed spot just off Hove’s shingle beach, at the point where the Western Esplanade finally gives way to wharfs and warehouses and the grand homes of Brighton and Hove’s celebrity set. The long, low club house has been home to the town’s deep sea anglers since it was built for the purpose in 1922 and seems to be something of a well-kept secret. As a party and live music venue it certainly has a whole lot to recommend it. While a gale raged and rain fell  (is it really May?) inside the club house it was warm and comfortable and the facilities were excellent.

Mark and Laura’s party went with a bang and the Monkey Fingers were happy to be there and help it all along. With three 45 minute spots followed by no less than three encores it was a real buzz to be a part of the celebrations and get everyone up and dancing. Great crowd, great venue — hope to be back at the Danglers some day soon!

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREThe Monkey Fingers returned to the Downs Hotel Woodingdean on Saturday 4th May in a Kinks/Feelgood/Animals/Stones/Beatles kind of mood for another memorable evening of music and mayhem. The band were on irresistible form and, as usual, propelled to greater heights by an enthusiastically eurythmic audience. So, many, many thanks to everyone who came along to The Downs on Saturday night for giving the band such a great reception — and we promise that we’ll be back very soon for Woodingdeanstock IV!

In the meantime, The Monkey Fingers make the perilous journey across town into darkest Hove next week to appear at the wonderfully titled Deep Sea Anglers’ Club. This time it’s a private party (Hi, Mark and Laura!) and we’re really looking forward to playing. Parties are a speciality and guaranteed to bring out the best in the band — well, musically, at least. Beware fishy humour: there may be sole music and bass solos. Fish Fingers anyone?