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Each engagement is different with its own set of dynamics involved - but we usually book ourselves, saving the cost of the agency fee. In some cases, we will be represented by a professional agency that we have a "great" relationship with, and they will treat the engagement with the same respect for professionalism, friendliness and personal value to the client that we always do. Since forming the band in 1990, we have many satisfied customers, clients, brides & grooms, and new friends of the band....and we could be playing for you! For information and a direct price quote for booking Java Monkey, please contact Steve McRay @ 404-405-3412, or email stevemcray@mindspring.com.

For Our Basic Fee Range - Please Call or Email

*Note: Price quote for each engagement based on many factors, including but not limited to - date and time of event, travel involved, hours of event, band's contract rider, number of extra musicians added to large events, extra staging, sound systems, and lighting, etc.

Java Monkey at Melting Point Athens, GA

Java Monkey at the Melting Point in Athens, Ga.


Francine Reed and Java Monkey - Perth Arts Festival

Francine Reed & Java Monkey at Perth Arts Festival '02


Celebrity Events - David Wingo and Java Monkey

One of many Celebrity invitational-charity events. Java Monkey with David Wingo and friends.


Java Monkey Party band

Java Monkey "party" band!


Steve Cropper, David Wingo, Steve McRay, Marvin Taylor

Charity event: David Wingo, Steve McRay, Steve Cropper and Marvin Taylor

Hide the Monkey show at Cingular

CINGULAR Meeting Opening: Steve McRay, Marvin Taylor, Michael Bastedo

Francine Reed and Java Monkey

Discover Mall Event: Francine Reed & Java Monkey



Java Monkey provides the music and fun for many wedding receptions.

We invite the future bride & groom and the family out to hear the band 'live" to determine if we are the band for your event! We enjoy and respect the honor of this special occasion - we can even arrange to play your favorite song!

Plus, we play CD/ipod music as guest arrive and during the breaks - keeping the energy of the event up to par so there is no lag in during the reception's festivities.

 The couple can choose "special" songs for those traditional wedding reception moments - the cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, and of course the First Dance, the Father-Daughter Dance, and the Mother-Son Dance, as well as any other special "musical" moment you may have in mind. If you have any questions or you need to discuss your upcoming wedding plans, please call Steve McRay at 404-405-3412 or email stevemcray@mindspring.com


*we have references!

Special Wedding Songs



Note: For special events, we can augment the band with other musicians, i.e., percussionist, horn section, male/female vocalist, etc. 


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"Java Monkey"...

the band from Atlanta.


Available for all types of live entertainment engagements:

Clubs, Concerts, Festivals, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Charity Functions, Wedding Receptions, Pool Parties, Holiday and Christmas Parties, etc. Just about any type of function...

Please call Steve McRay at 404-405-3412


These four studio musicians, Steve McRay, Michael Bastedo, Marvin Taylor, and John Holder

have been a fixture on the Atlanta music scene for years. As Java Monkey, they have toured and played all around Atlanta, throughout the Southeast, select cities across the US, and mostly with Atlanta favorite "Francine Reed", they have toured Europe and Australia. The band has opened shows and shared the stage with many Artists including Al Green, Bruce Hornsby, James Brown, Mavis Staples just to name a few. As session musicians, they have recorded with national artists for albums, CD's, and other studio projects.



Partial listing of clubs the band has played include: Fuzzy's Place, Otto's, Beluga, Smith's Olde Bar, Tin Roof (midtown), Frankie's, Houck's (E. Cobb), Trilogy, Whiskers (Roswell), Aunt Charlie's, Dicks Last Resort, The Tabernacle, Blind Willies, Cafe 290, Zuffy's Place, Melting Point (Athens), The Variety Theatre, C.J.'s Landing, 57th Street, Hal's, Wingo's (Hilton Head, SC.), Sloppy Joe's (Key West, Fl.), Chip's (Winder, Ga.) Freebird Cafe (Jacksonville, Fl.), tours in Europe include Paris's Lionel Hampton Room, Ski Resorts in Switzerland, Blues concerts in Italy, TV show in Baden-Baden Germany...

The band has backed up many Artists through the years, i.e. Francine Reed,  John Michael Montgomery,  Montgomery Gentry, Tracy Bird, John Berry, Mark Wills, Steve Cropper, Davy Jones, Susan Anton, Paul Barrere & Kenny Gradney (Little Feat), Paul Williams, David Wingo, Mickey Jones, Greg Allman, Bertie Higgins, Tabitha Fair, Jeff Carson,  Mila Mason,  Jim Collins,  Chubby Checker, Trudy Lynn,  and others.


Events & Functions

Java Monkey plays for many company & corporate parties, functions, & events.

Partial Client List Includes:


'96 Olympic Games, 6 Nights

Scientific Atlanta

Peavey Corp.

Orkin Corp.


Christmas/Holiday Party

Roswell Rotary Club

Christmas/Holiday Party - 3 years

RRA Gala & Charity Event

Annually for 4 years

HI-Hope Gala & Event

Annually for 3 years


5 separate events in 5 different cities


Christmas/Holiday Party

Cingular Wireless

2 Events

Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games

Rhythm City

Suntrust Bank

MR Systems

Christmas/Holiday Party


GNB Technologies



Sun Microsystems

Fuzzy's Place

New Years Eve Party - 2001/02

Hal's Restaurant

New Years Eve Party - 2000

McKendrick's Restaurant

New Years Eve Party - 2005, 2006

Bell South

Music Midtown Atlanta Festival '96,'97,'98,'99,'01,'03,'05

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

'97, '98, '00


Inman Park Festival

'05, '06

Perth Arts Festival - Western Australia 2002

with Francine Reed

Concert Systems

Christmas/Holiday Party

Hands on Atlanta


University of Kentucky

Annually for 4 years

McDowell Cancer Foundation Celebrity event's

Annually for 4 years in Lexington, Ky.

Speedway Children's Charity

 Charlotte, NC.

The Invitational for Georgia Baptist Health Care

2 annual Celebrity events in Atlanta


Summit Chase Country Club

Snellville, Ga.

"Chastain Night" Pool Party

Christmas/ Holiday Party


Monroe Golf & Country Club

5 Christmas/ Holiday Parties


Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club

Flowery Branch, Ga.


Country Club of the South

Alpharetta, Ga.


Currahee Golf & Country Club

 Taccoa, Ga.

'06, '07

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