Jessica Lee Morgan followed by a 20 minute Interval and The Blow Monkeys
The Blow Monkeys are unique with a roller-coaster career spanning over 40 years. Always making new music, always stretching their own musical boundaries. With worldwide hits such as the classics “Digging Your Scene” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”, they became household names but there was always so much more going on with these simian soulsters. Their relentless desire to move forward, to collaborate, to be socially engaged and to have something to contribute. Back in the 80’s they worked with people as varied as Curtis Mayfield, Paul Weller, Cheb Khaled and even Jamaican Toaster EEK-a-Mouse!. “No band since The Clash in their early 80’s heyday had attempted to act as a sounding board for such politically engaged, eclectic music”. Dr Robert even took time out to release one of the UK’s first homegrown ‘house’ records “Wait”, his top 5 duet with Chicago soul diva Kym Maselle.
And so the journey continues. Reformed in 2008 The Blow Monkeys have been incredibly productive releasing six new albums and playing hundreds of concerts. Their latest album released in September 2021 called “Journey To You” was recorded during ‘lockdown’ and features the extraordinary single “Time Storm”. October 2021 saw them embark on an extensive tour as part of their 40th year celebrations. These Monkeys continue to evolve. From their beginnings on the underground club scene right through to their appearance on the biggest selling soundtrack of all time “Dirty Dancing” (You Don’t Own Me) and beyond. Long may they swing.
Jessica Lee Morgan is a singer songwriter who doesn't beat around the bush. She's been raised on rock and folk by legendary parents, Mary Hopkin and Tony Visconti, and writes songs that reflect her upbringing and jobs in the real world. As happy in a tiny club or a large theatre, she performs live with her acoustic guitar, percussion strapped to her boots, and partner Christian Thomas on bass.