When FunkMnkyz coalesced from primordial ooze, to gelatinous glob, to a loose collective on the brink of musical fusion, the initial reaction was...confusion. "We all came from different backgrounds and had our own influences. When we started playing, there were so many things going on, but we all felt right about it." Once they developed their musical understanding with one another, FunkMnkyz hit the DMV live scene and fell in love with playing loud and raucous shows without taking themselves too seriously. Gradually, their strategy more refined, FunkMnkyz graced some of the biggest stages in their surrounding area: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 9:30 Club, State Theatre, Rams Head Live, Recher Theatre, GMU's Mason Day, Jammin Java, Bourbon Street Ballroom, Jaxx, Velvet Lounge, Adams Morgan Day 2008 & 2009, HFStival 2010 & 2011, Miami Music Festival, and TT Reynold's.

This year, FunkMnkyz will continue to spread and release their first full-length album: Which Way is Down. They won't name drop a bunch of incredible bands they've played with, they won't claim to save hip hop or rock and roll, and they still won't take themselves too seriously.

We've played awesome shows here:

TT Reynolds (Fairfax, VA)
Fat Tuesdays (Fairfax, VA)
State Theater (Falls Church, VA)
George Mason University - Mason Day 2011 (Fairfax, VA)
Jaxx Nightclub (Springfield, VA)
Bridges (Fairfax, VA)
Firehouse (Fairfax, VA)
Rock the Dock 3 & 4 (Aldie, VA)
Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA)
Jammin Java (Vienna, VA)
Adams Morgan Day 2008 & 2009 (Washington, DC)
Almaz Lounge (Washington, DC)
Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)
Black Cat (Washington, DC)
DC9 (Washington, DC)
9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
HFStival 2010 & 2011 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
Miami Music Festival (Miami, FL)
Darfur Benefit (Frederick, MD)
Stonewall's Pub (Shepherdstown, WV)
RAS Lounge (Washington DC)
Bourbon St (Baltimore MD)
Recher Theatre (Towson MD)
The Mex (Baltimore MD)
Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)
Sonar (Baltimore, MD)

With awesome bands like:

Billy Idol
Third Eye Blind
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Presidents of the United States of America
Ed K. from Live
Plain White T's
Naughty By Nature
Marcy Playground
Baba G'Nush
Chainsaw Baby
Soul Intension
The Five One
Super Bob
Jah Works
Poor Man's Lobster
Arctic Groove
Better Kept Secret
Middle Distance Runner
Maids of Cadiz
Eye of All
Sons of the Radio
Shinobi Ninja
David Correy
Violet Says 5
The Fif
RPM (Restoring Poetry in Music)
Kill Betty
Permanent Ascent
So Damn Thirsty
The Avett Brothers
Gin Blossoms [+]