About our band
The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1965 and 1971. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British stage and television actor and singer Davy Jones.
"Once you're in, you're in. It's like the Mafia. Once a Monkee, always a Monkee."
"Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away."
"I will honor your spine with a walk across it. Down peasant!"
"Before the Monkees I actually did have a life...I had another rock 'n roll band. One called Micky and the One Nighters. 'Cause that was it, one night. But what a night it was."
See us live in action!
|28/12/17||Brooklyn, New York||Beacon Theatre||
|04/05/18||Los Angeles, California||The Roxy||Buy Tickets|
|08/06/18||Chicago, Illinois||House of Blues||Buy Tickets|
|19/09/18||Toronto, Canada||Massey Hall||Buy Tickets|
A selection of our most popular songs
"Last Train to Clarksville" was the debut single by The Monkees. It was released August 16, 1966 and later included on the group's 1966 self-titled album, which was released on October 10, 1966
"Daydream Believer" was originally recorded by The Monkees, with Davy Jones singing lead vocals. The single hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart.
"(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" is best known as a hit for The Monkees (US #20), released in November 1966, (making it the first Monkees B-side to chart). Musicians featured on the Monkees recording are: Micky Dolenz (lead vocal); Tommy Boyce (backing vocal); Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton (guitar); Bobby Hart (organ); Larry Taylor (bass); Billy Lewis (drums); and Henry Lewy (percussion).
"I'm a Believer" is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last No. 1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 5 song for 1967. Because of 1,051,280 advance orders, it went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.
Watch our music video for "Daydream Believer"