Do you fancy a bit of folk rock? If your answer is yes then Monkeys in Boots are the band for you, and if your answer is no… Then Monkeys in Boots is still for you.
We had a chat with them to find out a bit more about the craziness that makes their music unique.
We asked them what made them fall inlove with the art of music, and while they say that none of them were forced into it, they had interesting motive:
“We started playing instruments to ‘impress’ girls while having a good time entertaining our families and friends”. Only somewhere along the way, Monkeys In Boots fell in love with music and once that happened there was no switching off.
The band had some special and favorite venues that they played at, but one place that still has possession of their musical hearts is Ponta Malongone at STRAB.
How would Monkeys In Boots uniquely describe their music style?
“Our music is driven by Vocals, two guitars, bass and drums, garnished with the occasional banjo and harmonica. The result is an instantly recognizable blend of rock and roll and folk designed to make you feel good, have a jol with your mates and hum the melodies on the way home.”
On an embarrassing note… Morne (Vocals, Guitar & Banjo) once bought a bottle of Jägermeister for the audience. “Mid gig Luan (guitar) announced free shots for everyone! With that Morne jumped on the mic with a slur in his voice trying to explain to Luan that the bottle was finished not wanting to admit that he finished it before the show. What started as a full house ended with like 10 people left in the crowd. It’s a bit of an inside joke as Morne isn’t really a drinker and we were blown away by surprise.”
Apart from impressing the ladies and drinking themselves into trouble, this folky blues band has serious plans for the future:
“We are writing some fresh tunes at this very moment and plans are to record and release a new single soon.”
Justin Snyman – Drums
Morne Erasmus – Vocals, Guitar & Banjo
Reinard Truter – Bass
Luan Erasmus – Guitar
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