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Monkey Business (band)

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Origin  Czech Republic
Associated acts  J.A.R.
Active from  1999
Genres  Funk, Pop music
Years active  1999–
Members  Matěj Ruppert, Roman Holý
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Labels  Sony Music/Columbia Devil Inside Music Records Supraphon
Albums  Why Be In When You Could Be, Happiness of Postmod, Twilight of Jesters?, Objects Of Desire And Other Co, Kiss Me On My Ego

Monkey Business is a Czech funk band. It is one of the projects of its leader Roman Holý, the other being J.A.R..



The group teamed up at the beginning of 1999. Singer Matěj Ruppert came from the group Leguar GR, Oldřich Krejčoves played in Pan Pot, Pavel Mrázek and Martin Houdek came from Dorota B.B. and Tonya Graves came from dance oriented Liquid Harmony. Their debut record, Why Be In When You Could Be Out, was released in 2000. It includes such hit songs as Party Shit, My Friends, the slow Piece of my Life, and only one song sung in Czech (Hi & Stereo).


In 2005 :

  • Matěj Ruppert - vocals
  • Tonya Graves - vocals
  • Oldřich Krejčoves - guitar
  • Ondřej Brousek - keyboards
  • Roman Holý - keyboards, vocals
  • Pavel Mrázek - bass guitar
  • Martin Houdek - drums
  • Notable guests

    Percussionist Imran Musa Zangi is a regular guest. Other star guests featured on the band's records include Fred Wesley and David Williams (Why be in...). More guests followed on Save The Robots: Dr. Robert from The Blow Monkeys, Raymond Davis, Clarence Haskins, Dennis Chambers and Fred Wesley.
    On Resistance Is Futile, the guest list was expanded even more with the likes of Hiram Bullock, Iva Bittová, Jiří Stivín, Roman Dragoun, Filip Jelínek, František Kop, Radka Kaspar, Jaroslav Halíř, František Tomšíček, Tomáš Křemenák, Nada Weppereová (vocals), Petr Dopita and Michael Fišer.

    Kiss Me On My Ego features Hiram Bullock, David Sanborn and Glenn Hughes.
    Freak Power singer Ashley Slater has supported some of 2008 Monkey Business live shows and as a guest vocal he appears (as same as Glenn Hughes again) on the Twilight of Jesters?.

    Album Sex and Sport? Never! (2015) features Mike Stern and Gábor Presser.

    Studio albums

  • Why Be In When You Could Be Out (2000)
  • Save the Robots (2001)
  • Resistance Is Futile (2003)
  • Kiss Me on My Ego (2005)
  • Noble Art of Wasting Time (2007)
  • Objects of Desire And Other Complications (2007)
  • Twilight Of Jesters? (2009)
  • Sex and Sport? Never! (2015)
  • DVD

  • 2004 - Lazy Youth Old Beggars
  • 2007 - Peeing With The Proletariat
  • Awards and nominations

    Other awards in the Czech Republic:

  • 2000 Rock & Pop Volby rocku - objev domácí
  • 2001 Rock & Pop Volby rocku - skupina roku domácí
  • Songs

    Piece of My LifeWhy Be In When You Could Be Out · 2000
    My FriendsWhy Be In When You Could Be Out · 2000
    Up to Speed NowHappiness of Postmodern Age · 2013


    Monkey Business (band) Wikipedia

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