Founded in 2003, Monkeysoop is a progressive grunge trio, balancing dynamic guitar melodies with grunge-pop vocals. The band has toured extensively in the US, as well as in Canada and Europe, with music from their ten albums and many compilation CDs. Monkeysoop's musical blend keeps audiences energized on their toes.
This dedication and commitment to their career has seen them supporting the likes of Green Jelly, Lillian Axe, The Bullet Boys, Loudness, LA Guns, Bang Tango, Lizzy Borden, Sabaton, Foghat, Lordi, Molly Hatchett and Grand Funk Railroad to name but a few.
Monkeysoop is a band made up of musical pioneers in the true sense of the word, with their eclectic brand of styles showcasing the bands diversity and attracting such people as guitarist supremo Michael Angelo Batio, Impaler vocalist Bill Lindsey, Drummer Snowy Shaw (King Diamond) and Chris Poland (Megadeth) to play on their albums.
Monkeysoop received Grammy consideration in 2005 for "Best Rock Performance.”
The band was honored as the "BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL BAND" for the "MYSPACE HALL OF FAME”, Class of 2010.
Monkeysoop’s music is featured in the television series "The Drive TV".
The band released its tenth CD, WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, on Feb. 15, 2017, and toured in the summer of 2017 in the United States and Canada in support of the album.
The band released its ninth CD, YEAR OF THE MONKEY, on June 15, 2016, and embarked on a 13-date US/Canada tour on June 16th.
Monkeysoop released its eighth CD, ZOMBIE MOSH, in June, 2015, through Burning V Records.
Monkeysoop released its seventh CD, DARNITALL, in November, 2014.
The band signed in 2012 with Tate Music Group and released its sixth CD, GRAY MATTER, in October, 2013.
Previously, Monkeysoop was signed with Sonic Wave International, Inc., through which they have released five CDs since 2004; EXPERIMETAL II, EXPERIMETAL, NUNS' NIGHT OUT, COUNTERCLOCKWISE, and MONKEYSOOP. All of Monkeysoop's music is available on major internet retailers.
The funds earned from Monkeysoop’s song “Kendall” go to aid the American Heart Association.
The funds earned from Monkeysoop's song "Crazy" go to groups that aid the homeless.
Monkeysoop is honored to have played several shows with GREEN JELLY, LILLIAN AXE, LOUDNESS, LA GUNS, THE RADIOACTIVE CHICKEN HEADS, ROSEMARY'S BILLYGOAT, THE BULLET BOYS, BANG TANGO, and PHANTOM X.
Monkeysoop has also opened for acts like LIZZY BORDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, MICHAEL SCHENKER, DICK DALE, SABATON, KEEL, FOGHAT, LORDI, FEAR, D.I., TOTAL CHAOS, GRAHAM BONNET, AGENT ORANGE, JOEY BELLADONNA, MOLLY HATCHET, GRAND FUNK RALIROAD, JOHNNY WINTER, THREE DOG NIGHT, THE GUESS WHO, THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, and BIG BROTHER HOLDING COMPANY.