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Drop The Monkey

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Drop The Monkey

Drop the Monkey is an outstanding, authentic, 5pc Band ready to "Bring the Noise" to any and every party, function or event.

The 5 members of Drop the Monkey are all professional musicians, performing full time for Theatre Tribute Bands Dire Straits UK and Genesis Legacy, and Drop the Monkey is their chance to let their hair down and have some all out fun on stage with each other and with their audiences.

This unique band provides a charismatic Male/Female front pair in Dave and Emily and Drop the Monkey is the ONLY Function band in the UK to feature the Chapman Stick, played by "Doctor of Bassology" Alistair Begg. Drums provided by drummer master Gerald Mulligan and the Keys and Synths are provided by Rick Benbow, arranger for Status Quo and Jewell.

The Band is also available as a 6pc, featuring Saxophonist for Madness and Dire Straits UK - Steve Turner.

As standard, the band comes with a professional Sound Technician and full theatre grade Front of House PA system - of varying sizes to account for audiences and venues of all sizes from a medium sized house to a large theatre auditorium.

For the breaks between sets, Drop the Monkey provides a LIVE DJ to keep things going. Our DJ doesn't use Spotify or YouTube setlists and has held residencies in high street brands such as Reflex and Flares and Jumpin Jaks across the South Coast.

Drop the Monkey is professionally managed and a booking with Drop the Monkey guarantees reliability and professionalism from initial enquiry all the way through to performance.

Every Drop the Monkey booking will also reward the client with up to 4 free tickets to a Dire Straits UK or Genesis Legacy Show of the client's choice.

Act Information


Female Vocalist
Male Vocalist
Lead Guitar
Chapman Stick
Keys and Synths
Sound Technician

Extra Line-up(s)

Additional min. £200+ travel costs for Steve Turner, Saxophonist for Madness and Dire Straits UK.

Also included

A custom build Theatre Grade PA of varying sizes.
Typical Minimum Setup includes 2x 1500w Samson amps 2 x 15" Mid/Tops, 2 x 15" Subs, X32 Digital Console, In Ear Monitoring for all members. DMX Lighting, including Par Cans, Laser effects (requires Haze), Haze, UV Bars. In venues with A/V tech, Run Gizmo Run uses video.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

Ampersand Catering
HM Army
Bunn Leisure


Hey guys. Just want to say a massive thank you to you all for making it a great birthday for Clive and my mum. Everyone has said how great you were and we would have no hesitation in booking you again. Fab time! Great bunch of guys and a good giggle too. Thanks again. Pauline Lewis. Portsmouth

Thoroughly enjoyed your set at the Kenwood Christmas Party in Boathouse No 7 on 13th December. A fabulous party with a fantastic and extremely talented band - many thanks!!! I'll keep you in mind for next year! Susan Wakefield. Portsmouth

Can not thank everclare enough for the amazing entertainment provided for us and our wedding guests. Great music for all ages. Highly recommended. Thanks again guys. Diane Thornton - Wolverhampton.


5 full time professional musicians who love music and love having fun.
Run Gizmo Run is the only Function Band in the UK to feature the unique Chapman Stick.
Free Live DJ between Sets and Free Theatre Concert tickets to Dire Straits and Genesis Legacy Shows



50's & 60's
Soul Man Sam and Dave / Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Let's Twist Again Chubby Checker
Do you love me Brian Poole

70's & 80's
Boys are back in town Thin Lizzy
All right Now Free
Turn it on again Genesis
Jesus he knows me Genesis
Pinball Wizard The Who
Sex on fire Kings of Leon
Teenager Kicks The Undertones
Sweet home Alabama Lynard Skynard
Don't stop believing Journey
The one and only Chesney Hawkes
Jump Van Halen
Livin on a prayer Bon Jovi
You give love a bad name Bon Jovi
Sweet Child of Mine Guns 'n' Roses
Moving on up M People
Celebration Kool and the Gang
The way you make me feel Michael Jackson
National Express Divine Comedy
Take it easy The Eagles
American Idiot Green Day
Basket Case Green Day
Run to you Bryan Adams
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
500 miles The Proclaimers
I wanna dance with somebody Whitney Houston
Money for nothing Dire Straits
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
The Old Apartment Barenaked Ladies
One week Barenaked ladies
I want to break free Queen
Don't stop me now Queen
Somebody to love Queen
Fergus sings the blues Deacon Blue
Everybody wants to rule the world Tears for Fears
Walking in Memphis Lonestar / Marc Cohen
Honk Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
Rocking all over the world Status Quo
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Signed sealed delivered Stevie Wonder
Radio ga ga Queen
Call me Al Paul Simon
Dancing on the ceiling Lionel Ritchie
Two Princes Spin Doctors
I want you back Jackson 5

90's To Present
Disco 2000 Pulp
Locked out of heaven Bruno Mars
Treasure Bruno Mars
Forget you Ce Lo Green
Girls just wanna have fun Miley Cirus / Cyndi Lauper
Rock Dj Robbie Williams
Valerie Amy Winehouse / Zutons
Tub thumpin Chumbawumba
James Sit down
Mr Brightside Killers
Wake me up Avicci
Shut up and dance with me Walk on the moon
Lady (Hear me tonight) Modjo
Next to me Emile Sande
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Get lucky Daft Punk
Gnarls Barkley Crazy
Clean Bandit Rather Be
Hey Soul Sister Train

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)