Funky Monks are fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers paying tribute to the funk rock LA foursome with so much passion and energy that you’ll be blown away!
The Funky Monks is Adelaide’s own and Original Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute show, having had an amazing amount of success and a great fan base in the mid 90″s which continues to this day. Formed in 1990 to pay tribute to outrageous LA funk rock outfit, the first show was an after show party in Adelaide, playing to a packed house at the The Venue after the RHCP’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik tour concert, the band had some surprise guests where Chad Smith (RHCP drummer) and Arik Marshall (RHCP then guitarist) getting up and jam on stage with the Funky Monks and giving their approval.
The Funky Monks have maintained the original line up all this time and continue to entertain and amaze punters with their high energy and massive sound recreating the Chili Peppers vast catalogue from the early days to all the recent radio tracks. The live show is full surprises with random funky jams, hard hitting thunderous Chad Smith style drumming, Funky Flea slap bass, and uncanny Anthony vocals to a guitarist who can smash out those well recognized Chili Peppers riffs. Each show has everything from sing along radio classics, acoustic section for a change of pace, random covers and even some trumpet to add some funky brass; you never know what you’ll get at each show.
The Funky Monks are not impersonators, but are fans paying tribute to the music of the LA foursome which they love and it shows in the energy and passion they put in each show!