What’s the definition of a gentleman?
Somebody that knows how to play the accordion, but doesn’t. Unfortunately, JC Carroll is no gentleman so it is time to unleash his Roots Folk album unto the world.
|‘This Is Our Record’ from The Wise Monkeys will be released on CD and digital on The Anglocentric Records imprint 29 July of this year. |
JC Carroll of The Members has been playing the “Stomach Steinway” in folk clubs, sessions and on movie soundtracks since 1985. He has famously played it on Johnny Thunders’ records, at Sinead O’Connor gigs, for Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp films and on six Julien Temple movie soundtracks; including the award winning Shane McGowan Biopic. “A Crock of Gold”
The Wise Monkeys are a 33 year old Folk and Roots Collective Band currently led by JC Carroll – core members are JC [Accordion and Guitar], Elliet Mackrel [Violin and Didgeridoo; Chris Jagger Band / Kangaroo Moon / Blue Midnight), Steve Grocott [Guitar and Mandolin; The Drones) and Nick Cash (Drums; The Members).
The Lead track is an autobiographical Cajun Zydeco romp called “Vive le Rock” which relates the ups and downs of JC’s remarkable life in music!
The band’s music consists of original songs; tangos, Cajun Two Steps And Waltzes; Murder Ballads and Celtic & European Jigs and Waltzes.
The Wise Monkeys have had many line-ups over the years and have lost a few Members along the way, so have finally decided to release an album of their work. ‘This Is Our Record’ consists of a new 12 track album of current material, plus a 15 Track Archive album containing material recorded with the band’s longest-standing member, the now-sadly departed Lee Fergusson.