Sprung Monkey Biography
Pulling themselves from the San Diego, California USA, backwash, the Punk-Rock combo Sprung Monkey formed in the early '90s with vocalist+guitarist Steve Summers, guitarists Mike Summers and William 'Chuck' Riley, bassist Pat Kim and drummer Ernie Longoria. The name of the band is a slang term meaning: a male member that “springs” to life very quickly.
The quintet's debut album, "Swirl", appeared on Surfdog Records
Three years later Sprung Monkey resurfaced with a new line-up and album, "Mr. Funny Face" marked the addition of Tony Delocht, who replaced former bass player Pat Kim; the record reached #27 on The Billboard Top Heatseekers chart producing the alt-Rock anthem "Get 'Em Outta Here", it peaked at #13 on The Modern Rock Tracks chart and was followed by the Billboard's Active Rock top 30 hit "Super Breakdown".
After touring on the Vans Warped tour and co-headlining with the likes of Blink-182, Sugar Ray and Sublime, in April 2001 the Southern Californian punk-rockers released "Get A Taste" through Surfdog/Redline Entertainment; the first single, "What's That You Say", recieved some airplay on alt-Rock radio but their small independent label folded leaving them dead in the water.