Spunk Monkees to play at Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook-Off

Spunk Monkees

The Spunk Monkees will perform from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Hill Country Halloween.
“In the tiny town of Myrtle, the Spunk Monkees got its start. In the early 1990s, the band was a country act called Misbehavin’, but the guys felt the call to rock out,” according to band history, Main Street Manager Vickie Duke said. “The band switched sounds and names, and became the rock’n’roll band, the Spunk Monkees.”
“The Spunk Monkees is known for its live show, where solid musicianship meets high-energy performance. Lead singer Matt Nolan’s blond locks whip through the air during a band’s set, with his rock-star charm winning over the audience,” she said. “The band’s original songs are as hard hitting and catchy as any of its covers and seamlessly blend in well with the set.”
In May 2011, the Spunks opened for its heroes Poison and Warrant at Poison’s 25th anniversary kick-off tour date in Tupelo. “The band won as much applause as the headliners and kept a steady stream of fans at the meet and greet show,” Duke said.
The Spunk Monkees has also opened for Chuck Berry, Dash Rip Rock, Fastball and Afro Man.
The band has been asked to play at world-famous venues near and far, from Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Fla. to Chilkoot Charlie’s in Anchorage, Alaska.
Hill Country Halloween and Chili Cook Off with the Tallahatchie Zombie run will be held in historic downtown New Albany on Oct. 26. Activities start at 4:00 p.m. For more information call Vickie Duke at 662-534-3438 or visit www.newalbanymainstreet.com.