Tate Music Group Recording Artist MONKEYSOOP
MAY, 2013 - Monkeysoop keeps adding dates to its Summer Skatopia Tour - check out the shows page for dates and venues. Anticipating the release of "Grey Matter", Monkeysoop's 6th CD - due out soon!
APRIL, 2013 - The band is gearing up for a short tour in South Texas in mid May and a mid-America tour in June - check out the shows page for tour dates!
MARCH, 2013 - Monkeysoop just finished 10 shows in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, with the Green Jello Southern Rock Tour (and acted as the backing band for Green Jello) and it was a blast! See our facebook page for photos and videos from the tour!
On March 5, Monkeysoop goes to the studio in Mustang, Oklahoma, to record GREY MATTER at Tate Music Group Studios. The new CD will be available sometime this summer!
JANUARY - FEBRUARY, 2013 - Happy New Year! Monkeysoop has just posted a lot of new shows for the beginning of 2013, including shows with Phantom X and as Green Jello with band founder Bill Manspeaker.
Monkeysoop also has a new sponsor - Sleek Guitars! They build two-sided guitars - check out their website for more information and models available. They are really awesome instruments!
DECEMBER, 2012 - Monkeysoop is prepping to record with Tate Music Group in Spring 2013. We wish you and yours the best holiday season ever!
Monkeysoop is also producing a short film in 2013 featuring music from Monkeysoop and other bands.
In February, 2013, members of Monkeysoop and Dogz on Parole will be touring Texas with Bill Manspeaker as Green Jelly (Jello). Check our show page soon for more details!
OCTOBER, 2012 - Monkeysoop signed with Tate Music Group to release their 6th CD, "Gray Matter".
Monkeysoop's "Sharp as a Scythe" will be appearing on the "Guitar Wizards Vol. 1" compilation. Other acts include solos from Damon Johnson (Brother Kane, Thin Lizzy), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Jake E Lee (Ozzy Osbourne Band, Badlands), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper Band, Ratt, LA Guns, Slash’s Snakepit, etc), Blues Saraceno (Poison), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses, Heart, MC5), Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden) on a track that also features Chris Slade (AC/DC), and Chris Poland (Megadeth).
SEPTEMBER, 2012 - Monkeysoop does a radio interview on the 10th and plays Tomcats West in Ft. Worth, Texas on the 22nd - see our shows page for details! Began recording "On with the Show" for the Motley Crue Tribute. Stay tuned for more fun!
AUGUST, 2012 - Monkeysoop plays at the Mink in Houston, TX, on Aug. 18th. See our shows page for details!
Monkeysoop is going to record "Misty Mountian Hop" for "Black Dog: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin's Greatest Hits", due for release in early 2013. The album will include current/former members of Megadeth, Alice Cooper Band, Skid Row, Warrant, Hanoi Rocks, White Lion, Trans-Sibberian Orchestra, LA Guns, Metal Church, and others to be announced.
JULY, 2012 - Monkeysoop has been invited to record "On with the Show" for a Motley Crue tribute CD, "Down at the Whiskey: A Millenium Tribute to Motley Crue - 1981-2012", also featuring current/former members of Motley Crue, Poison, Megadeth, Dio, Ratt, Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Warrant, Jetboy, Brides of Destruction, and others TBA.
EXPERIMETAL II got a new review by Pipeline Magazine - check out the highlights on our reviews page.
Monkeysoop is mentioned in "Rock and Roll Baby Names", a new book by Margaret Eby, referencing the song KENDALL on page 102. Thanks, Margaret!
Monkeysoop returned to Phoenix, Arizona, in early July to open for Keel at Club Red.
MAY, 2012 - We open for Psychostick and Downtown Brown at Jack's Patio on May 23rd. Monkeysoop is also arranging a mini-tour to Arizona in July - the Soop opens for Keel on July 6th at Club Red in Tempe, AZ - more dates to follow!
APRIL, 2012 - We opened for legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale and Swedish rockers Sabaton. Check out our facebook page to see highlights from the shows! On May 23, we'll be opening for Psychostick in San Antonio - check out our shows page for details.
MARCH 27, 2012 - Monkeysoop's Arizona/California tour was a success! Check out our facebook page to see highlights from the trip. In April, Monkeysoop shares the stage with Dick Dale and Sabaton - check out more info on our shows here!
EXPERIMETAL II TEASER
FEBRUARY 2012 - Monkeysoop hits the stage and the road in March in support of EXPERIMETAL II - check the shows page for concerts near you!
JANUARY 2012 - Monkeysoop's latest CD, EXPERIMETAL II, will be available in February in CD and as downloads with most internet retailers. The band will tour the Southwest United States in March to support the release.
OCTOBER 2011 - Monkeysoop is proud to have guest artists Michael Angelo Batio and Terry Bozzio featured on their upcoming release, EXPERIMETAL II!
In August, 2011, members of Monkeysoop were proud to play as the band Green Jello (Jelly) for Bill Manspeaker, founder and singer, for three Texas dates in Ft. Worth, San Angelo, and El Paso.
As of June 2011, Monkeysoop returned to the studio to begin recording on EXPERIMETAL II, to be released this fall through Sonic Wave International.
MONKEYSOOP'S latest CD, EXPERIMETAL, is available now on CD and on downloads from your favorite internet retailers!
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