Shave the Monkey has a broad repertoire with traditional music from the 11th century and forward as well as their own songs, mixing instrumental music with songs.
Shave the Monkey started out back in 1988 and played together for some 15 years until 2003. Now every now and again they come back for reunions at various festivals over the UK and Europe.
Shave the Monkey’s influences came from many sources, including traditional, rock, early and classical music, as was evident in its unique style. Their command of over 20 instruments which spanned ten centuries, coupled with superbly crafted songs made what can only be called an electric performance.
Shave performed at many of Europe’s top festivals including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Dranouter Festival in Belgium and Zwolle Folk Festival in Holland. When not performing at festivals the band was playing up and down the UK in folk clubs and art centres.
Shave the Monkey also made several appearances on both radio and television.
‘Dragonfly’ is the band’s 2nd album originally released in 1992 and now is a fine time to re-introduce this fine album now lovingly remastered to bring the music into the modern era.
2. WHO ARE WE TO BLAME
3. NORSK SCHOTTISCHE, HALLEY V,BOUREE DE BOG
4. SAD MARIE
5. TIPPI MARNIE
6. THE WRECKING OF ANNIE
7. BRANIE DE POIS, WASHERWOMAN’S BRAWL
8. THE CANDLELIGHT FISHERMAN
9. MY FRIEND, THE EMPEROR, ANDROID
10. CAFOUILLE, DYBBUK
11. THE SWALLOW
12. APPALACHIAN CONTROLEE