interview and appearance on Global News Morning Winnipeg


In case you missed it, here is our interview and performance on Global News Morning Winnipeg:

CBC Music TV spot


When you are watching CBC television, you may hear a familiar sound as you see monkeys typing away on typewriters . . . YES! It IS US! Our song Time To Roll has been used on a CBC tv spot to promote the CBC Music website (which is a GREAT resource for Canadian music!) It looks exactly like this  . . .

10th anniversary #MJ10 tour dates now announced


We’re so excited to announce our #MJ10 spring 10th anniversary tour dates, we’re jumpin’ for joy!! Some have been announced already, some are sold out already. We can’t wait to see you all! Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment! Info and links are, as always, located on our tour page here.

C’mon, let’s go!!

poster/photo by Scott Doubt Photography​


MonkeyJunkies are THE BEST!!!


Spencer and Trish from the Guelph, ON area stopped in to see our show in Dorchester, NB on their way to Newfoundland and brought us this card and some delicious beverages to enjoy too!! It was very thoughtful of you … thanks so much!! See you again in May!! #MJ10 #timetoroll #junojunk #monkeyjunkies

MATT accepted the Juno Award on behalf of the band


here’s Matt talking to Apple Music backstage at The 2018 Juno Awards right after winning Blues Album of the Year!



We are VERY honoured to announce that we won the award for Blues Album of the Year at this year’s The JUNO Awards !!! Huge thanks goes out to Stony Plain Records, Warner Music Canada, Sarah French Publicity, Record Centre Records, our engineer and co-producer Ken Friesen, Paul Reddick,  Matthew Chaffey, Tom Wilson, Kelly Prescott, Philip Shaw Bova for mastering, #FACTOR #Socan #radiostarmaker CBC Music CKUA Radio Network – thanks to Sean Sisk for photos and to Kate Moss at Moonshine Design …. our friends and especially our families and you, the MonkeyJunkies!!! #junoawards2018

MonkeyJunk Maritime Tour 2018


The 1st dates of our 10th anniversary cross country tour are here. We will be returning to the eastern parts periodically throughout the year. 

It’s Time To Roll again!


We are about to embark on another busy summer touring season!  The festival season is upon us and we’ll be hitting the road hard this summer and fall to bring our music to you, the MonkeyJunkies!  Please head over to the tour page and see when we’ll be coming to your town. We’ll have CDs, vinyl records, tshirts and more in tow with us so be sure to come and say hi and take a bit of us home with you!

Until then . . .



MonkeyJunk Rolls Out New Release ‘Time To Roll’

New Stony Plain Records Album Coming November 4 
Sarah French Publicity
September 23, 2016
Contact: Sarah French (416) 566-4188 |
Edmonton, AB – Stony Plain Records announces a November 4th release date for Time To Roll, the fifth album by award-winning Canadian blues/rock trio MonkeyJunk.

Time To Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk’s originality and sound as its own. It is also progressive for the band, as they’ve added electric bass on most of the songs. No MonkeyJunk recording to date has included bass, but they felt that it would be a welcome addition to MonkeyJunk’s sound. In another precedent, the band also recorded one acoustic track for the first time on the new album.

Comprised of Steve Marriner on vocals, baritone guitar, bass, harmonica and organ, Tony D on lead guitar, and Matt Sobb on drums, MonkeyJunk is one of the hardest working bands on the scene today, performing at venues festivals around the world for over eight years. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics.

Time To Roll was recorded at Signal Path Studios in Almonte, Ontario and mixed and mastered in just over two weeks spanning across two months. “The writing and recording process was different on Time to Roll in many aspects.  All of the past records have been made over periods of 6 months to a year – starting and stopping many times over those longer time frames”, says Matt Sobb. “We were only in the studio for about 3 weeks all together and that is BY FAR the fastest and shortest time we’ve ever made a record…but it was intentional to do it that way.  We wanted to push ourselves to work hard and to work efficiently and focused – to see what we could come up with in a shorter period of time.” 

MonkeyJunk has delivered 10 top-notch tracks that are consistent with the quality and passionate delivery they are known for.  Heading back to their blues roots and drawing on inspiration that runs from John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins to J.J. Grey & Mofo and The Meters, Time To Roll showcases deep grooves, fervent vocals and soulful, original material plus a cover of Albert King’s classic “The Hunter.” Time To Roll was co-produced with Ken Friesen, who also doubles as a co-songwriter on select tracks. Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond/Blackie and The Rodeo Kings/Junkhouse), Stony Plain label-mate Paul Reddick and The Split’s Matthew Chaffey also lent their songwriting talents to the recording. Kelly Prescott once again lends her vocal talents on 2 tracks.
No strangers to awards ceremonies, MonkeyJunk has won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award (USA), and have been nominated twice for a JUNO Award, winning the award for Blues Album of the Year in 2012. Favourites of Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd), MonkeyJunk has received great support from the syndicated radio program The BluesMobile.

Time To Roll Track List
1.    Best Kept Secret  
2.    Time To Roll    
3.    See The Sign    
4.    Blue Lights Go Down    
5.    Pray For Rain    
6.    The Hunter    
7.    Can’t Call You Baby    
8.    Undertaker Blues    
9.    Gone    
10.  Fuzzy Poodle    


NEW MUSIC IS COMING! Time To Roll arrives November 4th


We are proud to announce that MonkeyJunk’s 5th recording Time To Roll arrives Friday Nov 4th!
It was recorded and mixed in just 3 weeks at Almonte, ON’s Signal Path Studio with long time collaborator and co-producer Ken Friesen. It has combined aspects of all 4 previous recordings and the band enlisted lyrical collaborators including Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond, Junkhouse), Paul Reddick, Matthew Chaffey (The Split) and engineer & co-producer Ken Friesen (The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo) to complete the songs. The result is a raw snapshot of where the band has been and arrived in 8 and a half years of touring and recording. Kelly Prescott lends backing vocals two tracks otherwise, it’s all Tony. Steve and Matt.  Sample tunes will be posted soon and the band is already playing several of the tracks live – check it out in a town near you!