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Thelonious Monster is an band from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1986, led by singer-songwriter Bob Forrest. They were a popular live attraction in the underground rock clubs of Hollywood in the 1980s and put out a series of critically-acclaimed albums, but never achieved major commercial success. Their name derives from the name of the famous musician Thelonious Monk.

Members included Forrest on vocals; bass player Jon Huck, guitarists Chris Handsome, Dix Denney and Mike Martt… read more

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  • @gnarlyhotep: 'watered down'? Not at all. They use four guitarists on the "Baby" album.
  • hey mrmocha, you should check out Bob's radio show - All up in the Interweb on Indie 103.1, its a good listen and if you email in, he'll answer your questions live on air.
  • 19 november Bob plays in Amsterdam (deMelkweg)
  • So they're a watered-down Chili Peppers act. Got it.
  • awesome band
  • Nice tags.
  • haven't you heard? thelonious monster is the word. now go f*cking spread it!
  • Seeing there's only 11 shouts. I'll wait patiently a year or two for a response... :)
  • Anyone know which particular album(s) Martyn LeNoble was associated with?
  • I think they could more properly be described as "alternative rock", influenced by punk and funk rock.

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