San Francisco-based ska/golf swing purveyors Monkey shaped in 1996 around a shared love of (obviously) ska, but additionally through their solid affections for spirit, jazz, Latin, and rock and roll. Their self-produced, self-issued debut recording, Changito!, shifted over 6,000 devices in 1997 and propelled this ambitious music group into a lengthy and quite effective profession. With five EPs, over 20 compilation looks, film and gaming soundtrack efforts, and four full-length albums under their collective belt, Monkey certainly haven’t been idle. In conjunction with typically 200 live performances per year, one gets the theory that Monkey could just be among the hardest-working ska sets of the 2000s. By 2009, the music group has continuing to tour internationally, at its accustomed frantic speed, and released a compilation Compact disc, Monkeyska, in Japan on Disk Union Ltd.