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Saucy Monky shares a lot of the qualities of pop’s classic female-fronted bands — irrepressible melodicism, smart lyrics and enough charm to deliver the frankest message with a hook and smile. But the L.A. quartet gives it to you double-barreled, thanks to the vocal and songwriting team of Cynthia Catania and Dublin-born Annmarie Cullen.” -LA Times

“Every once in a while a band comes out of left-field with a record that announces their presence as major contenders in stunningly positive terms”-Niall Stokes, Hotpress (Ireland)

“Saucy Monky certainly have the raw ingredients to emulate the success of bands such as No Doubt and the Primitives” Mick Heany, The Sunday Times (England/Ireland)

“Live they are hugely impressive, achieving Prince-like moments of sheer musical immersion that are the hallmark of the real thing” Hotpress (Ireland)

“A word of mouth buzz …saucy but sad, simple and sweet, cute but serious, well produced and radio friendly and definitely worth the listen.”
-Jennifer Corday OC Metro Magazine, Orange County, USA

"A catchy harmony-driven breed of guitar pop."
-Tom Dunne, Today FM (Ireland)

“Infuses radio-friendly works with a punk attitude that has won over many a rock critic and a strong following in Ireland and the UK”-Trey Clark, The Desert Sun

“Turbulence is the most exciting rock n roll record I’ve heard since The Pixies, Breeders or Oasis…a gem of massive proportions” Mark Phillips, Americana-UK

“a masterful concoction of quick-witted lyrics, elegant harmonies and powerful vocals”
Sandra Molina, gogirlsmusic.com (USA)

“ If you're into harmonies and moody lyrics, check out Saucy Monky."
-LAmusicscene.com “Pick of the week” (USA)

“ Some of the stongest pop/rock I’ve heard in years…Watch out for these guys!"
-Mike Morrison, HITS Magazine (USA)
A fine blend of American and European influences."
-Kevin Courtney, Irish Times (Ireland)



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Discography

2008
"Between The Bars" (olivoiL records) is available online at iTunes and CDBaby.com.
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2005
"Turbulence" (olivoiL records) is available online at iTunes and CDBaby.com.

"Disco Ball (Boulevard Remix)" from Turbulence, charted top 50 on the American Triple A charts.

2003 "Celebrity Trash" (olivoiL records) is available online at iTunes, and CDBaby.com.

"Don't Wanna Know your Name" & "Flicker" from Celebrity Trash, garnered great airplay abroad, in Ireland.

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"irrepressible melodicism and smart lyrics”. -LA Times

Saucy Monky are proud to announce the release of their 3rd record, the mini-album “Between the Bars.”

“Between the Bars” is the follow up to their critically acclaimed, sophomore release “Turbulence,” and debut “Celebrity Trash.” The record is a slight departure and a somewhat more focused effort than the stylistically diverse “Turbulence.” Produced by band member & co-lead singer Cynthia Catania, “Between the Bars” showcases haunting, yet catchy, harmony-infused melodies against a more alternative rock backdrop than its predecessor.

“Recording the record was a challenging, yet rewarding process” says co-front woman Annmarie Cullen, “since the release of ‘Turbulence’ everyone in the band experienced a relationship break-up, my own mother died, our drummer and bassist left the band, and Cynthia and I recorded (and scrapped) a full albums worth of material that we recorded in Nashville, with session musicians after their departure. When Steve and Karen joined the band, everything kind of fell in to place again.”

Despite the turmoil during the past few years, Saucy Monky have toured extensively in Europe, and the USA, and shared the stage with many fancy artists, such as PJ Harvey, the B-52s, Wilco, Black Eyed Peas, The Cure, and Pink, to mention a few. In 2007, the girls made their Central Europe debut at “The Colours festival” in Ostrava, Czech Republic, alongside Marianne Faithful & The Gypsy kings.

The Saucy Monky catalogue has shown up on several high profile television shows in the States, including Veronica Mars, Drake & Josh (TV & film), Zoey 101, and MTV.

BIO:

Cynthia, the daughter of a New Jersey stockbroker, and Annmarie, the daughter of an Irish race car driver, first became acquainted with each other in Los Angeles, where they both moved to pursue music and adventure! Cynthia is crap about saving money and Annmarie drives like a granny, so they obviously don't take after their fathers in that regard.

The culturally diverse band, SAUCY MONKY are comprise of members from Ireland (Annmarie Cullen), Israel (Karen Teperberg) and America (Cynthia Catania and Steve Giles). They were recently named as a HOT 100 ARTIST by the renowned Music Connection Magazine.

Cynthia found the name SAUCY MONKY in a book by Tina Brown. Although haunting melodies define their sound, they chose the band name because it’s quirky, fun and not too serious.