The Java Monkey CD is still selling - to listen or purchase go to the band's website Java Monkey Website !
|Steve McRay||Vocals, Keyboards, Key-bass|
|Michael Bastedo||Vocals, Sax, Zendrum|
|John Holder||Vocals, Drums|
Steve McRay......His soulful voice and R&B style comes from the heart & his keyboard playing
will make you stop and take notice.BACKGROUND: Recorded with Mose Jones, .38 Special, Ted Nugent,
Meatloaf, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Joan Baez, Ben E. King, Jackson Brown, Francine Reed, Johnny Van Zant.
Co-wrote song "Alien" for ARS. Tours in U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan with .38 Special, Joan Baez,
Francine Reed, and Ichiban Blues Artists. Songwriter & Composer. Owner of Big Coffee Records, an Atlanta
indie record label.
Marvin Taylor.....A guitar style that’s been perfected with quality and passion. Marvin exudes taste, and
plays with a polished sound that’s filled with emotion. BACKGROUND: Member of Mose Jones. Studio
session player in Muscle Shoals, Memphis, Nashville, and Atlanta. U.S. and European tours with Francine
Reed, and other Ichiban Records artists. Songwriter & Composer. W.C. Handy nominee for song "Been there,
Done that", recorded by Francine Reed.
Michael Bastedo.....A vocal and sax style that’s fun to listen to and exciting to watch. Definitely a soulful
player with ferocious energy and great chops...a driving force. BACKGROUND: Berklee College of Music.
Studio session work in Atlanta and Seattle. Tours in U.S., Canada, and Europe with Dr. Hook, Bertie
Higgins, Francine Reed, Trudy Lynn, Derrick Trucks. Composer and Graphic Artist.
John Holder.....Drums & Vocals. With a style that is funky and “in the pocket”, John provides a launching
pad of explosive rhythm to lock in the band and a perfect beat for dancing. BACKGROUND: Graduate of
Berklee College of Music. Recording and touring with country band Atlanta, including hit single “Sweet Country
Music.” Studio session work in Atlanta and Nashville. Owner of recording studio, engineer and producer of wide
range of music from alternative rock to children’s albums. Tours in U.S., Europe, and Australia with Francine
This is "Java Monkey"! This band keeps the audience moving to the beat and listening to a
combination of great songs.... originals mixed with classic R&B, funky instrumentals, blues, rock,
soul, and some of their own trademark style of well-known classic songs that everyone likes!
The name Java Monkey refers to the fixation, some may say an almost addiction, to caffeine - and the
one vice you choose not to give up. That urge to want more...yes, maybe another cup, just one more!
Just like the band Java Monkey, itself, and the impulse to get hooked. You’ll want more, more, more....
just keep it hot and keep it coming!