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Monk and Canatella

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Active from  1994
Members  Jim Johnston
Record label  Cup of Tea Records
Genres  Electronica, Rock
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Albums  Care in the Community, Do Community Service, Who's Who?, Enter the Monk EP
Similar  Laurnea, Funki Porcini, Boom Bip, Sofa Surfers, Kid Loco

Monk & Canatella is an indie/breakbeat musical group from Bristol, England, formed by Simon Russell born in 1973 and Jim Johnston (born 1975) in the mid-nineties. Their 1996 album on Cup Of Tea Records, Care in the Community, is a prime example of the trip-hop sound.


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The band later moved to Telstar and released a second album Do Community Service in 2000. The artwork for this album was an early collaboration with the Bristol born graffiti artist Banksy. The band parted company with the label shortly afterwards. The band is still producing music.

The band released the single "Straighthead" on YouTube on 23 December 2007.

Trip-hop band Portishead included a track titled "A Tribute to Monk and Canatella" on their 1994 CD single "Numb", a year before Monk & Canatella's first release.

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  • Care in the Community - Cup of Tea Records (1996)
  • Do Community Service - Telstar Records (2000)
  • EPs and Singles:

  • Fly Fishing - EP - Cup of Tea Records (1995)
  • I Can Water my Plants - Single - Cup of Tea Records (1996)
  • Who's Who - EP - Cup of Tea Records (1997)
  • Son 4.5.98 - Single - Telstar Records (1998)
  • Enter the Monk - EP - Telstar Records (1999)
  • Slagger - Single - Telstar Records (2000)

  • Monk & Canatella Artist Monk amp Canatella performer of Enter the monk song TunesZone
    Monk & Canatella Monk amp Canatella Care in the Community Full Album YouTube


    I Can Water My PlantsCare in the Community · 1996
    Enter the MonkDo Community Service · 2000
    This Time It's DifferentCare in the Community · 1996


    Monk & Canatella Wikipedia

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