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About Monkey See Monkey Do

Folk and Ceilidh band available for Weddings and Functions
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Southampton
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Monkey See Monkey Do is a band of four young musicians from Southampton and London. Aaron Horlock (guitar, lead vocals), Sam Horlock (fiddle, backing vocals), Helen Gentile (clarinet, backing vocals) and Matt Aldous (bodhran, backing vocals) work together to create arrangements of folk songs and tunes as well as writing material of their own. Their main influences are from English and Irish folk songs, with a few European folk tunes thrown in for good measure! Since 2015, Monkey See Monkey Do has performed at a number of prestigious venues across the south of England, including Winchester Folk Club, The Fo’c’sle Folk Club and Folklights. Having taken time to hone their repertoire since the release of their EP, ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’ (2014), the band has since released their debut album, ‘The Night Out’ (2018) available on all good streaming platforms. Monkey See Monkey Do are performing at major folk festivals in 2021, including Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and The South Downs Folk Festival. Critical review of The Night Out: “A cracking album” – Mike Harding (ex-host of the BBC 2 Folk Show) “Thoroughly enjoyable” – Songlines Magazine “A genuine delight” – FATEA Records

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Songs
• Star of the County Down
• Galway Girl
• Bee’s Wing
• Folsom Prison Blues
• Dirty Old Town
• Johnny No Legs
• Fat Bottomed Girls
• Sweet Child O’Mine
• The Way I Tend to Be
• Wagon Wheel
• Alexander the Great (original song)
• Pound a Week Rise
• John Barleycorn
• Little Sister
• Second Best
• Johnny Come Lately
• Piquer la Baleine
• Like a Hobo
• I Uesta Lover
• Country Life
Tune Sets
• Superfly
• Farewell to Erin
• Hanley’s Tweed/ Last Night’s Fun/ Stomach Steinway Man
• Traveller’s Joy/Tam Lin
• Maj Hornpipe/Min Reel
• D reels
• A+E reels
• Savage Set
• The Night Out/ The Hangover (original tune set)
• Morpeth Rants
• Spootiskerry/Catharsis
• The Plane Tree
• Horizonto/Jiggery Pokerwork
• Gravel Walk/Musical Priest
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! We have a fully PAT-tested PA, lights, instruments and sound equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

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Claire H, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for organising a fantastic ceilidh on Saturday night for our daughter's wedding party - your music was just what we needed and you had everyone up and dancing!! We've had loads of lovely comments from our guests and I will certainly be recommending you if anyone is after a band!!

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Hayley K, 2 years ago

"Fantastic music. A really special addition to our big day!"

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