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The Northern Monkeys are a young and vibrant all-male 4 piece band with a great setlist to cover the tastes of many generations. Performing classics from The Beatles to Modern legends The Arctic Monkeys, they can entertain the crowds anywhere they go!

The Northern Monkeys are a four piece rock/indie/pop cover band based in Merseyside. They have a varied repertoire with music from the 60’s to present day tracks focusing on the indie/rock/pop style. The four members are Benji (lead vocals & rhythm guitar) Marc (lead guitar & backing vocals) James (bass) & Sean (drums). The band was originally founded in 2003 by lead singer Benji who then teamed up with Marc to form an acoustic duo. The pair was later joined by Sean & James. They are an established act in their local area having played many venues and events which include pubs clubs weddings birthdays and festivals.
They have also been fortunate to perform overseas at the Farsons Great Beer Festival in Malta as well as back home at the Whitby Hear & Now Festival Molly Malone’s in Hitchin even the Grand Turk ship (which featured in the TV series The Horn Blower) to name but a few. The Northern Monkeys work extremely hard to maintain an exceptionally high standard and good sound at every gig and to keep working on an ever-expanding and versatile set list.

All members of the band come from varied backgrounds; Benji whose influences include The Beatles Oasis & Snow Patrol has a wide vocal range to suit any style. Lead guitarist Marc comes from a background of rock blues and folk music. Jamie. who is completely self taught and was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Sean comes from a background of punk and ska bands and has great speed and drumming technique. James has won numerous "battle of the bands" competitions in a variety of bands and has a great talent and technique to play superb improvised bass lines to every track!

Whitby Now Festival
Grinkle park hotel - Grinkle Estate Merseyside
The old golf house - Huddersfield
Metro bar - Merseyside
Cubley Hall - Penistone
The Resolution Hotel – Whitby
Molly Malone’s - Merseyside
Verdalla international school prom – Merseyside
Farsons Great Beer Festival – Merseyside
Hear & Now Festival – Whitby
The Cottage Leas Hotel – Middleton
Wrea Head Hotel – Scarborough
The Grand Turk Ship - Merseyside
Marquis event - Usk South Wales
Pro active personnel Christmas party - Buckatree hall Telford
Scaitcliffe hall hotel - Todmorden
Mallyan spout open air concert in aid of The great north air ambulance
Big day out festival - Wold valley in aid of Great north air ambulance
Angles share - Merseyside
Guisborough hall hotel
Rushpool hall hotel - Saltburn
Hilton metroploe hotel - Brighton
Yorkshire music festival - Barnsley
Oswald hall - Ayr
Staffordshire young farmers - Merseyside

60s/70s Classics
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
My Generation - The Who
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Daytripper - The Beatles
Back In The Ussr - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Hard days night - The Beatles
Ever Fallen in Love? - The Buzzcocks
Tuti Fruity - Little Richard

80s/ 90s nostalgia
Laid - James
More Life In A Tramp’s Vest - Stereophonics
Sit down - James
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Message in a bottle - The Police
Song 2 - Blur

Modern Hits
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Bang Bang You’re dead - Dirty Pretty Things
Mardy Bum - The Arctic Monkeys
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - The Arctic Monkeys
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
America - Razorlight
Before I Fall to Pieces - Razorlight
Mr Brightside - The Killers
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Run - Snow Patrol
Naïve - The Kooks
Valerie - The Zutons
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Learn to fly - Foo Fighters
About you now - Sugababes
Always where I need to be - Kooks
All the things that I've done - The Killers
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
Last night - The Strokes
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 28/07/2010
The Northern Monkeys

"What a great night we had, every one of us had a night to remember, and that’s all down to a great band giving their all. The Northern Monkeys were fantastic, they travelled a long long way for our wedding and gave a performance that really went down well.. we could have gone on for much longer!!!

Should anyone else want to try this band then I say make no hesitation you won’t be disappointed. I certainly would use them again!

Best of luck Lads!"
Customer review by Chris
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 26/07/2010
The Northern Monkeys

"The Northern Monkeys played at our Summer Ball to over 400 guests and did a great job. Just a small selection of comments we received back from our YFC members were as follows:

“Band were really good - thought they handled the crowd very well and played some good all round tunes!!”

“Band were really good - very suitable to dance too! Seemed to join in having a laugh with everyone”

“They were absolutely brilliant-played music that everyone seemed to enjoy!”

We would highly recommend them to anyone organizing something big or small – they were flexible, fitted in with the set up and played a great night for everyone.

Staffordshire Young Farmers

Customer review by Claire Palmer
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 16/07/2010
The Northern Monkeys

"Northern Monkeys were a fantastic choice for our wedding party. We wanted a live band that played a diverse range of music and the Monkeys surpassed any expectations we had. They were professional and friendly to deal with, looked the part and delivered a truly excellent set. All of our guests were stunned by how good they were and have not stopped talking about them since, especially as they made the long journey from Yorkshire to Brighton for the party! We hope that we can use them again in the future as their music was great. We would like to send a massive thanks to the Monkeys and the very professional and helpful Alive Network team for their fantastic service.

Highly recommended!"
Customer review by Emma
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 01/08/2009
The Northern Monkeys

"My husband and I decided that we'd like live music at our wedding. After seeing the Northern Monkeys perform in local venues, we asked if they were available for the date of our wedding.

The Northern Monkeys were professional, yet approachable, accomodating and great fun to have around. We were utterly delighted by their performances on our special day, as were all the guests.

I walked down the aisle, to a Metalica ballard, which was played by the band on accousic guitar. The result was simply beautiful and set the atmosphere perfectly.

After saying our vows, the Northern Monkeys then went into the lounge area and played various 'easy listening' tunes, whilst the guests drank wine and relaxed.

Our reception was also made perfect by the performance from the band. They played a huge variety of music, so that all could enjoy. They took requests and were cheerful and pleasent throughout.
My husband and I had contracted the band to play until midnight, however, out of the goodness of their hearts, they continued to play until the reception venue was closing!
Our special day was wonderful, but the 'icing on the (wedding) cake', was definately The Northern Monkeys.

Thanks guys.

Mrs. Melanie Liu. "
Customer review by Melanie Greenall
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 25/07/2009
The Northern Monkeys

"We were both very pleased with everything you did for our wedding. You were availale to meet up beforehand to discuss playlists and our first dance. You made our evening reception amazing, all our guests commented on how brilliant you all were. You played a mixture of songs, old and new to suit the different ages. Good value for money, we would definitely recomend to other friends.


Keith and Claire"
Customer review by Keith and Claire Stringer
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 04/07/2009
The Northern Monkeys

"We booked the Northern Monkeys for our wedding in July 2009. Everything went very smoothly from then on as they were very well organized, which made it a lot easier for us with all the stress of everything else to arrange.

The actual performance was brilliant. The band all seemed very competent musicians and put on a really good show.

They played a wide assortment of songs. Beatles, Oasis, Razorlight, Pink Floyd. This was really good because there was something for everyone. Towards the end of the performance nearly all the guests were on the dance floor!!!!

The Northern Monkeys were excellent, really good value for money and I would recommend them to anyone. "
Customer review by Andrew Wilkinson
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 18/05/2009
The Northern Monkeys

"Having looked at other websites , I found Alive Network seemed to have the best range and most professional website.

The Northern Monkeys' performance was fantastic, I would say they exceeded expectations, the dancefloor was packed all night and I received many comments about how good the band were.

Benji and the guys from the Northern Monkeys were brilliant. The dancefloor was packed all night and the bride and I ended up staying an hour longer than intended as they were so good! They were easy to deal with and they kept us informed when they were doing public gigs so that we could go and see them in advance of the wedding. Many of the guests commented on how good the band were and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a band for a wedding or any other party."
Customer review by Charlie
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 13/08/2008
The Northern Monkeys


The band were fantastic they played their heart and soul out and everybody had the most amazing time, (and if they didn't me and Jamie did).

We would not hesitate to book them again or recommend them to others, we hope they enjoyed playing our wedding as I think our guests provided a great atmosphere for them and greatly appreciated them. Infact it all got a bit too rock and roll towards the end, but that is how we planned it to be.

Many thanks to the band.


Customer review by Belinda
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 07/08/2008
The Northern Monkeys

"Hi Seth,

The Northern Monkeys were amazing!! We couldn't have asked for anything better. Our wedding day was perfect and the Northern Monkeys played a big part in it being as perfect as it was. Their music was excellent and they were very helpful and professional. Every single person that attended our wedding has told us how much they loved the band.... even my Grandad got up and had a dance..!! I don't doubt that they will get some bookings from the guests at our wedding and we would not hesitate to book them again. Please pass on a special thanks to the band from us as we really were blown away by them.

Thankyou for all your help Seth.

Customer review by Sam
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 17/06/2008
The Northern Monkeys

"Hi Rebecca
I just wanted to give feedback on the Northern Monkeys at my daughter's 21st on saturday night. They were BRILLIANT, arrived early , set up in good time, were very professional in their interactions, very anxious to make sure that everything was to our hopes and requirements, and.... they did not disappoint. Their set was superb, varied and funky. good range of numbers appealing across the spectrum of ages ( from 16-85!!) They were universally applauded, comments included, "best live band at a party-EVER," and " they could play at my wedding!!". I can only thoroughly recommend them. I would book them again and would advise all my friends also.
Thanks so much. It was a great party, and all thanks to them.
Kind regards
Robin Loveland"
Customer review by Robin Loveland
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 13/06/2008
The Northern Monkeys


I got married on the 24th of May 08, myself and my husband wanted a band that would keep the guests on the dance floor all night and the Northern Monkeys certainley did that. They played a great range of music and everyone loved them. They were money well spent and would advise anyone who wanted that something extra special for their day to book the Northern Monkeys. From start to finish dealing with Alive Network and the Northern Monkeys was delightful and cannot thank them all enough for their help in making our day Perfect. So if you want a band that are friendly, helpful and awesome at making music then this is the band for you, I cannot praise them highly enough.

Thank you so much the new Mr & Mrs Doyle"
Customer review by Mr & Mrs Doyle
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 27/11/2007
The Northern Monkeys

"The Northern Monkeys performed live at my wedding on 20th October 2007. Only one word can sum it up really - amazing. Their entire set was fantastic, they knew what to play to keep people dancing and for our first dance they played Chasing Cars. Every single person there thought it was better than the original. I will definitely be booking them the next time I need some entertainment. The skills that they have and the way they work together is really impressive and they produced a perfect ending to the day.

Customer review by Harry
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 27/11/2007
The Northern Monkeys

"Benji and the lads played at our wedding on 10 Nov 07, and I can't thank them enough.

We had been to see them a couple of times before our wedding night and we thought they'd be good, but they were better than that!

From our first dance (a wicked version of Chasing Cars) right the way through the set, they were fantastic and had everybody up dancing.

Their set list hit the spot perfectly as they covered everyone from Oasis to Killers, The Kooks to The Who.

We have had nothing but positive comments from our wedding guests, and I have had to pass the Band's details on to some of them so they can book them for other parties.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Northern Monkeys to anyone who was having their wedding do (or any other party for that matter) - in fact I would encourage you to do so.

We will definitely be looking up where they are playing near us, and go and see them for a good night out.

Cheers lads.

Steve and Nikki Hanson"
Customer review by Steve and Nikki
The Northern Monkeys, highly recommended Bands to hire 25/09/2007
The Northern Monkeys

"We had The Northern Monkeys play at our evening wedding reception and they made the day. They had the dance floor flooded all night and the atmosphere was fab! Their vast selection of music was just what we were looking for and there was something for everyone- well worth the reasonable rate! Lee and Jo( Whitby Merseyside)"
Customer review by Lee & Jo

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