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2004 - EP entitled "Ow"
2005 - EP entitled "monkeypox"

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Monkeypox is an extremely high-energy, experienced, professional three-piece rock band playing danceable party music--both originals and covers--at the highest level of musicianship and performance. Their setlist is a mixture of the most rocking classic favorites (like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), current rock hits (like Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers), and smoking originals. The band plays tight, fast-moving sets that keep a crowd on their feet, dancing, sweating, and shouting for more. The band’s sound is world-class and huge, a result of their years of experience with pro sound reinforcement in large venues, including international stadium tours.

Monkeypox is:

Billy Grizzell, guitars and vocals – Billy has been gigging out as a white-hot lead guitarist and singer all over the Boston scene for twenty years. Since the mid 80s he's been playing all Boston’s hotspots, like The Paradise, Bill's Bar, The Channel, The Rat, Bunratty’s, Jack’s, Grover’s, Salem State College, The Ranch House, Nostalgia, and many other north and south shore venues, as well as New York’s CBGB’s. In 1989, Billy played with Big Big Noise when they won the Beanpot Battle of the Bands, which landed them gigs at The Paradise and Axis. All through the 80s and early early 90s, he also played with both The Fables and The Shivers, and he's continued to play and record in Boston since then with Strawboss all through the 90s, and then with Monkeypox starting in 2002.

Robert Falzano, drums and vocals – Simply put, Bob is one of the best rock drummers anywhere, and as far as we know, is one of the absolute fastest metal drummers on the planet. That’s a big statement, you’re saying, but go check out his website, www.robertfalzano.com, and his write-up in Modern Drummer Magazine, and his performance on the new Shatter Messiah albums, and then decide for yourself. Bob, at the ripe old age of 24, has already done it all: a graduate of Berklee College of music, his drum teacher Mike Mangini (a.k.a. The World’s Fastest Drummer) got Bob hired as his replacement on the 2004 Annihilator tour, opening for Judas Priest on Priest’s Summer Reunion tour in Europe (for the 2nd time in the history of the band). While in Europe Bob began talking with Curran Murphy (Annihilator’s rhythm guitarist), and Shatter Messiah was born. After the Annihilator tour, the very first SM recording session went so well that they kept the tracks and completed the first album in only 3 days. The next two albums are already nearing completion, and the first tour is booked for April 2006. Oh, yeah: Bob has also played with tons of local bands, including Room 237, Liquid Nerve, Blind Billy and the Spectacles, and many others, and teaches drums in Newburyport, MA.

Paul Eddy, bass and vocals – Paul started playing “mandatory recorder and piano” as a child, moved on to cello and trumpet, then studied classical guitar, then took up the bass seriously—and then had his 15th birthday. After studying classical music in high-school, he studied jazz and classical music as a performance major at the University of Vermont, took a year off to go play professionally in San Francisco’s intense punk and new wave scene, got a recording contract offer in LA, turned it down (so he could “live to see his 19th birthday”, as he put it), and then came back east to complete his music degree. Since then he’s played in and recorded with uncountable New England bands, including K.D. Bell’s band, The Eddie Ricci Band, The Paw’s Up Blues Band, Crazy Maggy, The Rage, Murphy’s Law, Papa Loves Mambo, Bob Jr., The Infernos, and a lot of others that he says he can’t remember. He met Billy Grizzell in 1993 playing in The Fables, and they’ve been working together ever since. Paul also plays in The Steve Canty Band, fills in with a number of other local bands, and teaches bass and guitar in Newburyport, MA.

For Booking: call Paul at 978-764-9071, or log on to www.monkeypoxband.com.