The Fonkeys

The Fonkeys

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Biography

THE FONKEYS
You’ll wanta dance... even if you can’t!
The Fonkeys are a funk/rock collaboration coming soon to a venue near you. The band features Steve Raible, soulful player of blues, funk, R&B and reggae on guitar and vocals, humorous musical mogul, the legendary, Rob Moitoza on bass and vocals, and smokin' seasoned veteran Matt Williams on drums. 

Rob Moitoza has performed in bands with Kiki Dee, The Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood, Holly Near, Spencer Davis, Sam Andrew, Tim Weisberg, and locally with Jerry Miller, Annie Rose and the Thrillers, and Nick Vigarino. He was awarded “Best Bass” by the Washington Blues Society for 2002, 2004, and 2008. He currently performs in the Northwest with “Snake Oil” featuring guitarists Rod Cook and Mark Riley, and “House of Reprehensibles” with drummer Marty Vadalabene. His latest “Cavalcade Of The Stars” character creation “Grand Daddy Flash” has been bringing crowds to fits of liquid spitting laughter on every stage performed.

Over the years Steve Raible has been a faithfully solid member of The Charles White Band, Chris Steven's and the King-A-Lings, high energy reggae posse Psycotasia, and, R&B rockin soul band, Freddy Pink and the Hightops, who opened for national acts Tower of Power, Sly Stone, and Johnny Rivers. Steve has also worked with Rod Cook and Toast, Miles From Chicago, Steve Trembley, Nick Vigarino, Robin Moxey, Alice Stewart, Cool Ray and the Shades and numerous other Northwest show and club bands. When he’s not busy with The Fonkeys, he also fronts his own group “Steve Raible and the Newscasters”.

Matt Williams has performed or recorded with an impressive array of artists including Keb Mo, Bobby Caldwell, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, the Plimsouls, and Morris Day and the Time. When the L.A. quake hit in 1994 he high-tailed it to the Northwest where he was soon picked up by Dick Powell, Little Bill and the Bluenotes, Fat James, Mark Whitman, and many others. He is a master of groove that few can touch.

Steve, Rob and Matt all have their own CDs available and are currently assembling a “Fonkeys” CD.

Booking: Steve 360-654-0122
Rob 206-768-2820