Monkey Child
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Monkey Child

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"Great Song: Porch Light"

Good song, good bridge, great hook, brilliant song. good piece of work,!!!!!!i really really like it. its catchy and funky, upbeat, good
- VisualT from United Kingdom - GarageBand


"Great Song: Porch Light"

Good song, good bridge, great hook, brilliant song. good piece of work,!!!!!!i really really like it. its catchy and funky, upbeat, good
- VisualT from United Kingdom - GarageBand


Discography

Album: The Long Shot
Several tracks are streamed at this point. All are available for sample at CDBaby, DigStation, and iTunes.

'Feel Like Baby Again' has gotten airplay on several stations. We've been told that several other songs are getting airplay on internet stations. Hold On and Porch Light have had some exposure in England and on the Continent.

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MONKEY CHILD is a rock band playing music written by founder Chuck Clawson and keyboardist Dave Bauer. Monkey Child is also an aggressively indie songwriter collaboration that keeps its chops sharp as a local bar and party band. We play a lot of very different covers on a three or four set night. With bassist and singer Mark Byrd 's influence on arrangements, and exceptionally solid licks on the p-bass, MONKEY CHILD's sound has been compared to John Hiatt, John Mellencamp, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison and Ryan Adams. We call what we do alt.roots, but that's OUR name for it. We've been labeled heartland, americana, and pop-rock. Whatever it is, we write, play, and produce it ourselves. This is a pretty long-lived project. We've been working together close to five years now and plan to continue. Portions of our next album are already recorded. Dave and Chuck continue to write new material, and we continue to gig.

The band name Monkey Child came from a pet name for Chuck's daughter -a skillful and indefatigable climber as a toddler. We've been playing in the Denver area since fall of 2003.We usually play live twice a month in clubs or at parties along the Front Range,. Our long time favorite gig is at the Jamestown Mercantile Cafe, in busy downtown Jamestown, Co., where Steven Stills, Joe Walsh, and other Caribou artists once graced the stage.
We tend to write songs in a pop format, but the influences are called a lot of things: Americana, Country, alt.roots, indie rock, rock, Heartland, blues based, even singer/songwriter. Both Dave and Chuck continue to write new material, as well as adapt and arrange cover material to the Monkey Child style. Everyone in the band has some pro experience and most of us have had advanced musical training. That shows up best at our gigs where we pride ourselves on adapting to the audience. We can play up to eight sets without repeating a song.
EQUIPMENT: good solid stuff that can handle gigging. Yamaha and Alesis keys through a Roland , Fender pBass through some massive Peavey, Dennis uses a couple of very nifty drum kits. Chuck plays a G&L ASAT through a SF Deluxe Reverb most of the time. Other times he uses a variety of other tube amps with 12 string, slide, and acoustic guitars.