KINGMAN – Monkey Biz’nezz, a favorite hometown band, returns to Metcalfe Park at 5 p.m. Sunday to wrap up the free summer concert season presented by Sounds of Kingman.
This high-energy, five-piece band covers rock classics along with a variety of country, metal, funk and oldies.
They’ve been playing together for 10 years, blending instrumental talents with vocal harmonies while performing songs that few other bands will attempt.
You’ll hear songs from the Yardbirds, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker and Kiss.
“It’ll be quite the variety,” said Greg Vandevier, bass guitarist and singer. “We’re going to journey through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and back. It should be a fun event with very recognizable music.”
Other members of the band are Tony Lopez on drums and vocals; Clint Lyster on guitar and vocals; Frank Williams on harmonica, percussion and vocals; and Jane Delaney on keyboards, percussion and vocals.
Monkey Biz’nezz played the inaugural year for Sounds of Kingman, muddling through their sets as the sun baked their amplifiers.
Sounds of Kingman spent $30,000 building a new stage at Metcalfe, expanding the previous stage by three times its size, adding a structural steel arched cover and putting in ramps that are helpful for musicians to lug their equipment onto the stage. It’s a much better venue now.
“I think it’s really nice for Kingman. We’re hoping for good weather and a good turnout,” Vandevier said.
The concert is sponsored by Off-Broadway Photography and Custom Framing. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and a picnic basket for an evening of free music in the park.