The harp and banjo driven electrofolk storytelling of Harp and a Monkey is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance.
Formed in late 2008, Harp and a Monkey have been building up a following via the old fashioned practice of relentless gigging and the modern practice of social network sites. They have become regulars on the north west festival circuit and are very proud of the fact that they have never played anywhere and not been invited back.
Left-field yet highly accessible, Harp and a Monkey’s art is underpinned by a firm commitment to classic songsmithery. They have enjoyed national radio support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2 and Lopa Kothari on BBC Radio 3.