Set up in 2012 by Francois Xavier Marciat (composer multi-instrumentalist) and joined by Charline Mosseray (singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist) in 2016, the Little X Monkeys (from Namur, Belgium) draw their inspiration from the sounds of the early 20th Century (banjo, mandolin, harmonica, washboard, …), turning them into contemporary folk songs.
Launched on the music scene in 2013 with a self-produced EP and an unstoppable single of summery whistling, recorded with a single microphone in a living room under repair, Little X Monkeys has since secured some prestigious dates from Classic 21 Blues music festival (broadcast on the radio) to the Cognac Festival (where they shared the line-up with Robert Plant, Lily Allen and many others), La Nuit du Soir, the Moulin Blues Ospel, as well as appearing as support band to Ten Years After, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, ...
Home recorded but with a little more support (Maurice Charlier from Sky My Husband and COD&S, and producer of the debuts of Deus, decided to invest in the project), Little X Monkeys' first album, Mystic River, was released on 1st September, 2014.
After several months of concerts (in venues such as l'Ancienne Belgique, le Botanique and le Reflektor) and a number of renowned festivals, including Dour, Les Francofolies de Spa, Gentse Feesten, Esperanzah and the Grolsch Festival in Germany,
the original soundtrack of the feature-length documentary Eclaireurs by Frakas Productions, the Little X Monkeys have returned with a strong line-up and a new single, Call Me Robin Hood, released the 12th September 2016, also under the label, Sky My Husband. It's Monkey Time!
Line-up : Charline Mosseray (vocals, lyrics, guitar, clarinet), Francois Xavier Marciat (guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica), Justin Veronesi (bass), Olivier Cox (drums)
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