This picture is important

Well it could be.

It signifies the start of the first new One Proud Monkey song in 18 months.

And it's very representative of our process as well. I get all these ideas and go off on tangents…


2300 Days

Our first gig was at the Monkey Bar in Dubbo, fittingly enough. It was 2,300 days ago. That feels like a while. 

We played five songs - Never Let Me Down; Easy Song; Streets and Lanes; Democratik and The…


What a disaster!

Well it’s not the end of the world but we learned a valuable lesson last week. The campaign that we bugged you with for weeks before the release of “Western Sky” went live Friday morning… sadly, we were…

Thank god it's sky-day

Yeah, sorry about that... but y'know good puns are hard to come by.

Anyway... we've been working on this thing for a looooong time, and time has come to share. More about its creation next week!

So, this…


Has it been that long?

Hmmm, seems it has been a long winter in OPM land. When I saw the last blog post date as May 2018 it surprised me a little - but then again we've been doing other things. I won't make you…

Under Western Skies: Broken Hill (Show #5)

Ah holidays! Aren’t they the best. You’re all stuck in your cars on the way to work in the city at 5kmph (or stuck behind a caravan on a country road doing 75kmph - I can assure you, both are…

Under Western Skies: Nyngan (Show #4)

Gig days are always fun, except when they are potentially not the most fun thing on that day. We’d known for a while that Dubbo was going to have a beer festival (with live music!) on the same day as…

Under Western Skies: Armatree (Show #3)

Many people would say don’t rely on Apple Maps anyway but whatever, I’m a bit of a fan boy (this is my opinion only, definitely not shared by the rest of the band - for the record) but anyway... 


Under Western Skies: Coonamble (Show #2)

There was a fear that my skills in logistics and timetabling had let me down again (honestly they are not skills that I sharpen with any regularity) when I got a call a few weeks out from the Coonamble gig. 


Under Western Skies: Coonabarabran (Show #1)

As I was flying into Dubbo that Friday afternoon, content in the knowledge that I had completely avoided the responsibility of packing the tour van (I do have a little bit of lead singer disease after all) it struck me…


Lyrics for One Proud Monkey

Put the record on and singalong!


I don’t really like 6 o'clock in the morning 

When words turn to fog in my mouth 

I’m looking out the window at the frost on the…