This band are making me so happy at the moment. The other week I said one of my favourite things in the world is discovering bands who make we wonder how I ever lived without them – 100 Monkeys are one of these bands.
Trying not to plagiarise too much from wiki the 100th monkey effect is a phenomenon in learned behaviour. once the population reaches a critical number (100) behaviour spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to all related monkeys. Transferring this idea to humans it means that once a certain proportion of the population has heard of a new idea or ability then it will instantaneously spread to the rest of the population – it’s a collective consciousness thing. So here I am doing my bit for 100 Monkeys and the 100th monkey effect.
100 Monkeys are Jackson Rathbone, Ben Graupner, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson and Uncle Larry and their music is a fusion of jazz and swing, with rock n roll sensibilities. The whole band are multi instrumentalists so everyone does a bit of everything, they’re not your average band where everyone has there assigned roles and there is no room for movement.
You might have heard of Jackson before, he’s also an actor probably best known for playing Jasper Hale in the Twilight series and although he’s phenomenal you can tell that music is his true love.
I think one of my favourite things about this band is their ability to improvise, one of my favourites is Boo Boo Kitty Fuck, a totally spur of the moment but genius song.
I have my fingers crossed that they are going to make it over to the UK to do some gigs in the near future.