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Left to right… Nick Jago / Neil Hendry / Graham McVea / Keith Farr

Monkhouse were from Bangor, Co.Down in Northern Ireland named after the legendary Bob Monkhouse whose dedication to showbiz had, in many ways, influenced them. A great raw, good old fashioned punk band, the lead singer Keith, would be off the stage as much as he was on it.

Described by the band in 1995 as ‘What punk should be / powerful. energetic but always clever’ ‘an absolute stormer of a band’ angry’ and ‘casually dressed’!

DG052We did two singles and an album produced by Frankie Stubbs of Leatherface and sadly nobody took a blind bit of notice at all. Still we really liked them, a good bunch.


4 R UMAX     PL-II            V1.5 [3]They did a split single with Wat Tyler on Rejected records too.

‘Cakey Pig’ was released on CD on the 15th of May 1995

They also did a track for our second Xmas E.P.4 R UMAX     PL-II            V1.5 [3] ‘Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart’ but the very next day you took it to Record & tape Exchange (Dampud 57) double 7” released 19.12.94.


In 2021 they were featured on our Christmas compilation ‘A Damaged Christmas Gift For You’ doing their version of Cliff’s ‘Mistletoe And Wine’ that had originally appeared on DAMPUD57, their version is called ‘Guinness And Wine’

Review from Kerrrang 25/3/1995