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Steve McRay (Vocals, Keyboards, Keyboard Bass)
Michael Bastedo (Vocals, Sax, Zendrum)
Marvin Taylor (Guitar)
John Holder (Drums & Vocals)
Seen in Perth, Australia @ the Brass Monkey while on tour with Francine Reed 2002
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This page was last updated on 09/22/14
We get this question all the time...How did you come up with the name?
"Java Monkey" is derived from a Saturday Night Live skit entitled the "Java Junkies". We were enjoying a strong pot of Colombian coffee at a rehearsal and it was apparent that we were enjoying our collective vice. I remarked that previously I had dreamed of having a band named "Java Monkey"; Marvin and Michael liked it, so hence, a band name was chosen! By the way, we named this band in 1990, way before other individuals and organizations started borrowing our name. Plus back then, there were no Starbucks or other coffee houses on every corner like there are now...we were WAY ahead of the current caffeine curve!
This band is one of the bands to see while in Atlanta. They sound great, have fun, and cause people to dance! Their style is mostly R & B, with rock, jazz, blues, funk, and an original style that's fun to experience.
Read what the Press is saying about the Band!!
"Best of Atlanta" 2000 December issue.
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a look back at this 70's Rock Band with 4 albums to it's credit - 2 on MCA/Sounds of the South Records and 2 on RCA Records.
Also, check out the
MOSE JONES LIVE AT RICHARD'S 1974 CD
is available at