Hot Monkey Love are a blues band with a rock edge that
combines the heart and soul of blues artists such as
Howlin' Wolf, and
John Lee Hooker, with the groove
and vocals of British Blues-rock bands like The Rolling Stones and Free.
Band members have performed, recorded and toured with Bryan Adams, David
Johansen, Noel Redding, Bon Jovi, Luther Vandross, David Sanborn, Scotty
Moore and D.J. Fontana. Founded by the late, great Frankie "Spider"
LaRocka in the Fall of 2003, the Love is being sustained by vocalist
extraordinaire, Jack "Beau Jack" O'Neill, and groovemaster "Jumpin'"
Jordan Lee on the Fender bass. Since Spider's untimely ascent to
rock-n-roll heaven, these two original Monks have been supported by an
array of outstanding pro-guitarists (incl. Earl Slick, Arthur Neilson,
Anthony Krizan, Jimmy Bennett, Dee Meyer & Mike Krizan) and ace-drummers
(incl. Ray Grappone, Nat Seeley, Dan Hickey, Eddie "the Elf" Piotrowski
& Steve Merola). Their second CD, "Speakin' Evil," is slated for release
in the Spring of 2007.