Melbourne blues-rockers Zen Monkee (Chris Beltrame, Anthony Beltrame, Aidan Buckley, Harrison Leitch) write music from another era. Excavating the fuzzed-out sensibilities that ’60s blues-rock titans Cream and Canned Heat first championed. Released through Citrus Records on the 20th of November 2020, the four-piece delivered their self-titled debut album.
Fronted by Chris Beltrame (Vocals/Guitar), the 10 track LP spans across the many emotions that come from varying stages of life, ranging from relationships to rebellions, striking a resonant chord with any listener. Churning behind the vocals are the blues-driven riffs and solos of Anthony Beltrame (Guitar), the groovy bass licks of Aidan Buckley (Bass) and the powerful drum playing of Harrison Leitch (Drums).
(Yes we know it's called “Ride The Sickness” but we promise we wrote it waaaaaay before the whole Covid thing we would never dream of writing a song to cash in off the rolling crapshow that was 2020 BUT FORGET ALL THAT NONSENSE WE’RE BACK AT THE TOTE!!)
And Zombeaches are in on it too. With their recently released debut album “Cheers To The Future” now rocketing up the proverbials Zombeaches are on point and ready to bring it to The Tote main stage.
Peter Black launches his brand-new Solo Albums "If This Is The Hand I'm Dealt" and "I'm Gonna Cheat As Much As I Can" with special guest Raul Sanchez upstairs at The Tote on Saturday 23 January 2021.