monkeyshyne

monkeyshyne

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Monkeyshyne is an acoustic/rock band of talent and personality that uses two lead singers to entertain and energize rock fans in Dallas, Texas and surrounding cities with their impressive harmony, bluesy acoustic rock sound and commanding stage presence.

Biography

Their roster is as diverse as it is impressive with Chris Cloutier on lead vocals and guitar, Oscar Hernandez also on lead vocals and guitar, Keith Westheimer on bass guitar and Tyler Gustafson on drums. Chris has been playing guitar for 16 years, and it shows...he appreciates both blues and classical styles and has 12 years of stage performance under his belt. Oscar or "Oz" balances the music with a pop/rock guitar sound, a heavy acoustic background, and has been playing guitar for 8 years. Keith has been holding down the low end on bass for 12 years in bands all over the world and considers his bass his left hand. Tyler is also a veteran of the live music circuit, and although the newest member of the band, is a rock-solid influence.

Lyrics

Gone Mad

Written By: monkeyshyne

Come right in, step up, and give the world
All that you can
Won't worry about the price for this prize
Because it's not gonna stand

Throw it slow, throw it easy, throw it
Anyway that you can
Line 'em up, knock 'em dead, just take a price
And do what you can

It's the choice of a new generation
A generation gone mad
We don't worry about the things we love
We wanna love all the things that we don't have

Come on over, stand in line, you're just in time
For the ride of your life
Buckle in, strap up, hold tight
This ride's about to begin

Close your eyes, imagine happy times,
And colorful rainbow lines
When it's said and done, you were the one,
To have stepped up this day

It's the choice of a new generation
A generation gone mad
We don't worry about the things we love
We wanna love all the things that we don't have

We don't have
No no no no

Come right in, step up, take the world
All that you can

It's the choice of a new generation
A generation gone mad
We don't worry about the things we love
We wanna love all the things that we don't have

It's the choice of a new generation
A generation gone mad
We don't worry about the things we love
We wanna love all the things that

Love all the things that
Love all the things that
That we don't have

Discography

monkeyshyne - 2002
acoustic - 2003
Live - 2004
Potato Salad - 2005
I Think We're Evolving - 2006
Last Stand - 2006

Have written several spoof and original songs for syndicated radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Music has been used in returns and music beds on KISS 106.1 (Dallas, Tx) and 106.3 (Wichita Falls, Tx)

Featured on Several Compilation CD's including Acoustic Chaos 2 & 3, Small Guy Music 1, DAM JAM 2005, Renegade Radio 2005 and FattyFest 2004

Featured on Budweiser True Music on HD TV

Featured on Austin Night TV on WB 33 in Austin

Featured artists on Warner Brother's Channel 33 segment "33 1/3"

Music has been played on following radio stations: KISS 106.1 (Dallas, Tx), KDGE 102.1 fm (Dallas, Tx), TCU radio 88.7 fm (Ft.Worth, Tx), UTA Radio (Arlington, Tx), kacc-fm 89.7 (Avlin, Tx), 105.3 FM The Fox (Fredericton, NB Canada)
Net play on musicians.net, renegaderadio.net, Texas Radio 1 and earthwire.net

Featured articles in: Wichita Falls Daily Newspaper, Quick DFW, Venues magazine, Harder Beat Magazine, Denton Chronicle and TCU Paper

Members have a combined 25 years plus stage experience

Played large indoor/outdoor Music Festivals in Dallas for New Music Festival, Dallas Music Festival, DART Music Station, Six Flags Spring Break Out, SummerFest in San Marcos, Deep Ellum Community Music Festival, Hotter Than Hell 100 in Wichita Falls.

Music has been featured on UPN 21's Extreme Motion television show and Pro Championship Wrestling

Performed live on air for 102.1 KDGE morning show in Dallas

Shared the stage with Patrice Pike (currently on Rockstar:Supernova), Los Lonely Boys, South FM, Vallejo, and Fast Ball among others

Set List

Set lists vary, depending on venue and lineup. monkeyshyne has over 90 songs, a roughly 50/50 mixture of monkeyshyne original songs and cover songs. Cover songs range from older songs along the lines of The Beatles/Steve Miller Band/Queen to newer songs from Collective Soul/Alice In Chains/The Toadies genre.