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  • Male and female fronted rock, pop and soul band
  • Glorious repertoire of music from the 60s onwards for acts as varied as Wild Cherry, Cockney Rebel and Stevie Wonder
  • Perform as a 7 piece band as standard


The band are based in London and frequently play in London and the South east.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 sets of one hour or 2 hours straight although flexible to suit clients.

About this Act

The Lash Monkeys are an exciting 7 piece wedding entertainment, corporate event and private party covers band who play songs from the 1960s onwards. They feature accomplished lead and rhythm guitarists in Rik Panesar and Jack Reilly, bassist Lewis James; Philip Butler or Nicole Reynolds on keys, Sara on backing and lead vocals and front man John Read.

They play a mixture of pop/rock and soul/funk to suit the profile of the audience and this takes in acts as diverse as Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Lynyrd Skynrd and INXS and pride themselves on their authentic take on all the songs played.

Set List

Happy – Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Need You Tonight – Inxs
Make Me Smile – Cockney Rebel
Stuck in the Middle with you – Stealers Wheel
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
Crazy – Seal
One of these Nights – The Eagles
I won’t back down – Tom Petty
The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
The Jean Genie – David Bowie
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Lola – The Kinks
Go Your own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Aint Nobody – Chaka Khan
We are the People – Empire of the Sun
Bohemian Like You – The Dandy Warhols
Don’t you Forget about me – Simple Minds
We are Family-Sister Sledge
Ladies Night-Kool & The Gang
Baggy Trousers-Madness
You can call me Al-Paul Simon
Can't Get enough of Your love-Barry White
Crazy-Gnarls Barkley
Waiting in Vain-Bob Marley
Lady Marmalade-LaBelle


  • 7 piece band consisting of 2 guitars, bass, keys, drums and 2 vocalists.


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