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3 Daft Monkeys share their 2023 gig list …. so far ….

May 22, 2023

With a fiery helter-skelter blend of influences from East and West, 3 Daft Monkeys inject a unique wildness into their music, producing a symphonious cacophony of styles, Silvery vocal melodies soar above percussive global beats and rhythms,
while passionate fiddle-driven tunes weave around animated guitar and bass, all presented with outstanding musicianship in their famously theatrical live performances.

This multi-award-winning live act, made up of Tim Ashton, Athene Roberts, Rich Mulryne and Jamie Graham, continues to deliver dynamic, rampageous, powerful performances of their completely original songs with an endless energy and enthusiasm!   With their quirky and original approach to music,  their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life the 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

They have always maintained an independent and cottage-industry approach to their musical career, and have gained a huge following whilst ploughing their own furrow through the music business, gaining momentum through their live performances and intensive European touring schedule. ce was witnessed at Glastonbury by Mark Radcliffe, who declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on his BBC TV coverage. He subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as well as doing a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on his Radio 2 show.

Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2
“Amazing energy” Bob Harris BBC2

The band’s diversity is reflected in the acts for whom they have been invited as special guests, including touring across the UK and Europe with the Levellers, and opening for bands such as Hawkwind, Bellowhead, Show of Hands and Dreadzone, as well as headlining their own national tours. They have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France as well as joining acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique “busking festival” scenes of Switzerland and Italy.  2022 was a fantastic year for the band as their dedicated fan base grew exponentially, thanks to the success of their weekly online ‘cyberbusks’.

Their 2023 Tour Dates …(so far ?!) are as follows:


25th… Bearded Theory, Derbyshire
26th… Melbourne Assembly Rooms, Derbyshire


16th…. 3 Wishes Fairy Fest, Mount Edgecombe, Cornwall
17th…. River Cottage, Axminster, Somerset
21st – 25th…. Glastonbury Festival, Somerset


7th… The Roundabout, Plymouth, Devon
8th… The Resurgence summer camp, Worcester
15th… Helifest, Padstow, Cornwall
16th…. Haywood Cider Farm, St Mabyn, Cornwall
22nd… St Day Old Church, Cornwall
27th… APP Fest, Herefordshire
28th… Altitude Festival, Devon.
29th… Trowbridge Folk Festival, Wiltshire
30th… Shoals Brewery, Cornwall (DUO)


5th…. GIAF 5, Wroot, Doncaster
9th… Lorient Festival, Brittany, France
25th… Sunnyhill Cider and Music Festival, Wincanton, Somerset
26th… St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, North Devon.


1st… Bar Silo, Cornwall
2nd…. Minehead Bay Festival, Somerset
8th… Field Frolics, Buckland St Mary, Somerset. (DUO)
9th…. Little Orchard Festival, Cornwall
10th… Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall
22nd… South Downs Music Festival, Bogner Regis, West Sussex
30th…. Katie Fitzgeralds Folk Festival, Stourbridge, West Midlands


1st… Something Else End of Season Party, Kighton, Staffs
13th… CLWB IFOR BACH, Cardiff, Wales
21st… The Big Day Out. Barnsley, South Yorkshire


25th… Exchange, Bristol, Somerset

For further information please visit:

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