About

‘Reading’s finest crossover night.’
EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS (XFM DJ)

Monkeysuit is a Berkshire based music promotion group who promote and dj in Reading/ London. It’s run by music lovers for music loving people and our aim is to present you with your new favourite bands.

Our reputation and events have become synonymous with providing people with a chance to spend an evening listening to a range of acclaimed acts.

Some of our previous guests include:

Eddy Temple-Morris (XFM DJ)/ Losers,
Slow Club,
Errors,
Dan Le Sac (DJ)
Dry the River,
Frankie & the Heartstrings,
Jonny (Norman Blake & Euros Childs),
Peggy Sue,
Wave Machines,
The Wave Pictures,
Johnny Foreigner,
Clock Opera,
Eugene McGuinness,
James Yuill,
Jonquil,
Smoke Fairies,
Fanfarlo,
Minotaur Shock,
Three Trapped Tigers,
Tall Ships,
Talons,
TEETH,
Nedry,
Post War Years,
Shrag,
Stagecoach,
The Good Natured,
Hafdis Huld (Iceland),
Sparrow & the Workshop,
Concrete Knives (France)
Planet Earth,
The Kabeedies,
King Charles,
Juan Zelada,
Foreign Office,
Tripwires,
MidiMidis,
SixNationState,
A Genuine Freakshow,
Cold In Berlin,
Mr Fogg,
Bear Driver,
Harrys Gym (Norway),
Monica Heldal (Norway),
White Hinterland (USA),
Worship,
Cats and Cats and Cats,
This Town Needs Guns,
Vessels and many more.

We’ve promoted and Dj-ed at various venues including:

Oakford Social Club (Reading),
The Social (London),
Lock Tavern (Camden),
Notting Hill arts club,
the Lexington (Angel)
the Old Blue Last (Shoreditch),
the Old Queens Head (Islington),
Shacklewell Arms (Dalston),

the Jericho Tavern (Oxford),
South Street arts centre (Reading),
Play (Reading),
Sticky Mike’s (Brighton)
the Good Ship (Kilburn),
the Wilmington Arms (Clerkenwell),
the Dignity (Finchley),
the Firestation (Windsor)
and the Rest Is Noise (Brixton) – RIP.

We’ve spun records at various places including:

The Big Chill House (Kings Cross),
The Lex (Spitalfields),
The Camden Crawl,
The Great Escape festival,
Secret Garden Party festival,
Stag & Dagger festival,
Field Day festival,
Outside:Inside festival,
River Rat Pack tour
and the above promoted venues.

Press

‘Having built up a reputation in their native Maidenhead for showcasing the best local talent, the folkies from Monkeysuit music decamped to Reading and taking the place by storm. Teaming up with the Oakford Social Club they’ve already gained a reputation for putting on interestingly diverse nights.’
THE FLY MAGAZINE

‘I know sometimes it’s hard to remove oneself from the sofa one is firmly ensconced in, especially after a huge roast and an aching head from the night before. But honestly, this night is just the tonic.’
THE SESSION, BBC INTRODUCING

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