Kemptville Live at the Library


We’ve missed playing shows.


Thanks to the Kemptville Live Music Festival we got to play and record a show in a cool old building at Kemptville Campus as part of the Kemptville Live at the Library concert series.

new world, new shows!


Greetings MonkeyJunkies! We have a (virtual) show announcement!

Blue Door at your Door presented by Caivan Communities is a fundraising music event in support of The Ottawa Mission, featuring some of Canada’s top blues musicians – Downchild Blues Band (Featuring special guests Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer, David Wilcox, Kenny Neal, Gene Taylor & Erja Lyytinen), Colin James, Big Sugar, Matt Andersen, MonkeyJunk, and Dawn Tyler Watson. We are honoured to be included with this impressive lineup! All of the artists involved are friends, colleagues and one or all of us have shared the stage with each of them all at some point!

On Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. on CTV Ottawa, watch and listen to world-class music and extraordinary stories about individuals whose lives have been given hope by the life-changing programs at The Mission.

Give Hope – Your gift will be matched, make a donation today to help raise funds to support men and women in need in Ottawa.

Find more info here –

new year, new show!


Happy New Year to all of you MonkeyJunkies out there . . . we have a show announcement to make and it’s a doozy! We hope you can join us in our hometown to celebrate a new live music venue with some good pals. We’re excited to have the Paul Deslauriers Band and the Keith Glass Band join us for this! Get your tickets now HERE

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.