Monkey Puzzle are a recent group that are one of Kent's quality acts; they
- Laura Targett :
- fiddle, whistle.
Laura has just won the Wiltshire award for
Young Folk Musician of the Year,
and can do most wonderous things with a fiddle -
Folk, Celtic, Cajun, Jazz, and
her gypsy rhythms are always highly appreciated.
It is Laura's fiddle that she hand painted that I use as a logo
for this web-site.
- Lucy Randall : firstname.lastname@example.org
- bouzouki, whistle, bodhran.
Lucy has just won the Wiltshire award for
Young Folk Musician of the Year
and also for Young Instumentalist of the year.
At her tender age she is a master of the bodhran.
- Pete Gazey : 01303 269 146
Pete is a guitarist of great delicacy and subtlety .
Monkey Puzzle (and Chris Taylor) are in Jordan at the Jerash Folk Festival
at the moment.
I just wonder where they will be in a year or two -
hear them now while they are still based in Kent, and you can
see them for the price of a pint or two of beer.
- [So ever since, to hear Laura you have had to spend most of the year in Aus,
but we have had a few great gigs from her on flying visits,
she has brought some great music back with her; and
Lucy has been making excellent progress as well, playing with some great
names. Check out
Fiddlers Various 2005- Beau 2007].
Monkey Puzzle Gig Recordings.
Monkey Puzzle had a most excellent gig at the Ship Centurian in Whitstable,
on the 22nd of June (2000), and I came away with over two hours on tape.
Sorry that it has taken
me so long to put it up in the web, but just selecting only a few 30 second
slices was hard - and Laura and Lucy want to polish some bits that were my
I have moved sound files to a new host and am now able to put up a complete
recording of the Moldovian Hora.
Thanks to Ray Sandwell for an excellent mix from his sound desk.
Short 30sec 0.5Mbyte MP3 excerpts from the gig are down-loadable below :
- also full track :
|| - Jenny's welcome to Charlie
|| - Moldovian Hora -
|| - 3min 8sec, 2.9MByte
|| - Full Rigged Ship Set - 1
|| - Full Rigged Ship Set - 2 (Cajun)
|| - Full Rigged Ship Set - 3
Recording © copyright: Dr. Beau Webber www.KentFolk.com, Laura Targett, Lucy Randall and Peter Gazey, 2000.
(p) performance: Laura Targett, Lucy Randall and Peter Gazey, 2000.
Monkey Puzzle Gig Photos.
I have realised that I do not have a single photo of a Monkey Puzzle gig -
too busy listening, I guess.
Still I do have photos of Lucy, Laura and Pete
at other gigs and sessions, so here are a couple.