Members: Pete & Fred
2 Sick Monkeys formed in December 2000, as a live two piece bass and drums, primarily to support Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream) at a drum event in Swindon.
They have now played over 600 gigs (250 in the last 3 years) including 8 European tours.
They have built up a strong live following and have supported bands such as Subhumans (twice), Anti-Nowhere League (twice), GBH, Discharge, The Varukers, Total Chaos (twice), UK Subs, Inner Terrestrials (4 times), The Buzzcocks, Goldblade, 999, Citizen Fish, Sham 69, Targetpoint, Captain Everything, Neville Staples, The Vibrators, Sonic Boom Six, The Fight and Lord Bishop Rocks.
Their influences range from the complex rhythms of Nomeansno to the catchy melodies of Green Day.
September 2002 saw 2 Sick Monkeys release their debut 5-track CD "Full Flavour Behaviour", their second CD, the 4-track EP, "Nowhere Nothing", followed in August 2003.
The debut album "Curse of the Monkeys" was released in October 2005.
2008 saw them release the new "Why?" EP (in October) and carry on with the relentless gigging.
2009 was their second busiest year gig-wise with another 95 gigs played including 2 European Tours (one with Dead Subverts in July another on their own in October).
In 2010 they released a live album "Welcome To Shit Street", recorded in South Wales and there are plans to release several more Live CD's from gigs recorded in Lithuania, Paris and Bristol.
They ended the year by celebrating their 10th anniversary and by playing their 600th gig.
2011 will bring the release of the long-awaited second studio album "Less Is More...More Or Less" and there is also talk of a split release with Cornwall-based Thrashers Rash Decision.
Each year has seen the amount of gigs increase and everywhere they've played they've been asked back.
They describe themselves as tight, melodic and percussively in your face.
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