100 Monkeys
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"The hundredth monkey effect generally describes the instant, paranormal spreading of an idea or ability to the remainder of a population once a certain portion of that population has heard of the new idea or learned the new ability."

The band consists of 5 amazingly talented boys Ben Graupner, Ben Johnson, Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson and Lawrence Abrams. The band was founded in Los Angeles around 2006. Jackson and the two Bens went to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan together. They met Lawrence Abrams on the filmset of "Daze" in Los Angeles. At that point Jackson and Ben were living together in the city as they got signed onto the same management after graduating from The Academy. Jerad was their neighbor and they started jamming out together. When Jackson and Ben G. were stuck in traffic jam they used the time to create and record new songs. Ben Johnson later also moved to LA to join the four boys.
They started playing improv-sets around Los Angeles. New songs were created and recorded in Uncle Larry's studio. Their first album was called "Monster de Luxe" which was recorded at the first take. Their newest album, which came out in 2011, is called "Liquid Zoo."

The Monkeys are touring through America on a yearly basis, but in 2011 they finally made it over the pond. In November and December they played gigs in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, The Netherlands and France.
The style of the boys can't be described in one word. You need to listen to them to know what we mean. The boys say they are mostly influenced by David Bowie, The Devil himself, Neil Young and Gary Busey.

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