NINE HUNDRED SHOWS AND COUNTING …
That’s right, The Funky Monkeys have performed over 900 shows around New Zealand!
In fact, it is estimated more than 1.7 million people have seen them live, with countless more viewing their popular music videos during regular national children’s TV programming each year.
Performers Joe McNamara, Neil Tolan, Chris Lam Sam, along with their best friend, Dizzy Dog, all agree they have enjoyed using their music and show as a vehicle for letting kids be kids.
Some of their highlights include being the only full-time children’s band in NZ (2008-2010), producing seven albums and two DVD’s, winning the ‘What Now? APRA Children’s Music Video of the Year’ award in 2008, performing at the Royal New Zealand Show in Christchurch, and at Auckland’s televised Coca Cola Christmas in the Park twice.
As of 2015, The Funky Monkeys hung up their orange-and-white’s to become what they are calling ‘mostly retired’. However, Chris Monkey says, ‘We definitely still consider every offer to perform. Any opportunity to get together and make families happy with our music is a great one.’
Over the years The Funky Monkeys have produced award winning music for children, along with DVD’s and other collectable merchandise!
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2004 - Christmas In The Summertime (EP) - feat. James Monkey
2005 - Jungle Party! — feat. James Monkey
2007 - Jungle Party! — feat. Joe Monkey
2008 - Get Up Go!
2008 - The Apple Pips Song (Single) - commissioned by the NZ Apple Board
2009 - The World Buddies Song (Single) - commissioned by World Vision NZ
2009 - Camping Adventure!
2010 - The Plunket Waikato “Superhero” Roadshow
2011 - The Plunket Waikato “Are We There Yet?” Roadshow
2012 - The Waikato Plunket Roadshows Album
Here's 'The Thank You Song' video, from the 'Jungle Party' DVD!
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Since 2003, The Funky Monkeys have been leaders in quality family entertainment. Their fun and interactive songs for children boast a wide pallet of musical genres including the likes of rock, country, hip-hop, funk, and reggae just to name a few. They have performed shows at many different types of events, including expos, shopping malls, parades, Christmas and corporate functions, product launches, theme parks, A&P shows and more.
For all enquiries about The Funky Monkeys email: info(at)thefunkymonkeys.co.nz