Story added: 1:00pm Thu Mar 14, 2013
No monkey business for busy indie band
Saturday 16th March, 2013 - Various pubs in Newark and Balderton
By Dawn Bond
Me And The MonkeyME AND THE MONKEY at a gig at The Wheatsheaf pub in Newark.
AN INDIE rock covers band, based in Balderton, are making a name for themselves in the music world.
Me And The Monkey played their first gig about a year ago and have been busy making music ever since.
The band comprises Don Millington, 52, on bass, Steve Henfrey, 46, of Balderton, on drums, David Inger, 33, on guitar, and Eion Cartledge, 37, on vocals.
Eion, who used to front the band Monnika, said Me And The Monkey started life in October 2011 but had a line-up change and a name change.
He said: “We play an eclectic mix of material from Paul Weller, The Kaiser Chiefs, Ocean Colour Scene and Muse to name but a few.
“We did our first gig about a year ago at the Flowserve Club in Balderton. We also played the Dovedale Beer Festival and a few gigs in town.”
There have been appearances at Belam’s Bar and Bistro, The White Hart, The Moorings and The Wheatsheaf in Newark, and a couple at the Grove pub, Balderton, including one on New Year’s Eve.
Me And The Monkey can be heard at The Wheatsheaf, Newark, on Saturday, at Chesters, Balderton, on March 31 and October 12, and The Navigation, Newark, on July 19.
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