F I D E L . M O N K

Fidel Monk on tour

Fidel’s astonishing musicianship and bravado explores music with the dare devil attitude of a high wire trapeze artist.”

RICHARD McCLEAN – THE WRONG CROWD BAR

Critically-acclaimed entertainer Fidel Monk has been touring, performing, and writing music since 1994. His booming voice and hard-driving rhythms have mesmerised audiences around the world.

He has recorded and shared the stage with countless renowned musicians including Bobby McFerrin, Fat Mike (NOFX), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Clare Bowditch, Rory McLeod, The Go Set, Jordie Lane, The Real Mckenzies, Bill Chambers, Shane Howard, and Blue Grassy Knoll. Fidel has written, produced and contributed to over 20 full-length studio albums and received extensive airplay on ABC, PBS and RRR radio. Founding member of 90s Folk bands “Mongolian Fishmongers”, “Not The Wolf” and “McAlpine’s Fusiliers”.

Well-crafted songs and high energy showmanship led him to appear at major festivals including mainstage performances at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Portland Music Festival (USA), and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (UK).

Fidel’s powerful delivery defies expectation for a one-man show, blending floor-stomping blues, smooth swing and story-telling country songs garnished with dark ale and witty banter. He grew up in a rural town in Wathaurong country, Victoria, and now resides in the remote Kangaroo Island community where he writes and records songs imbued with saltwater and solitude.

As clever with a rollicking stomp, a driving blues lyric or smooth old-timey swing.”

NOEL MURPHY – THE WEEKLY REVIEW

An eclectic songsmith and musician. Always engaging, authentic and entertaining. The vocal power of a single malt whiskey-driven steam train.”

ADE KELLY – PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL

Tiny Proposal - Original Song (Excerpt)

Pokey Little Puppy | Original Song (excerpt)

This Old Body - Original Song (Excerpt)

Got My Mojo Workin' - Muddy Waters Cover

Whiskey in my Whiskey - Felice Brothers Cover

Folsom Prison (in French) - Live on ABC radio

Let’s do it again sometime! Don’t know what they put in the water down there in aussie land, but I feel privileged to get the opportunity to party and tour with you.”

DIRTY KURT – THE REAL McKENZIES

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Neurum Creek Music Festival
Yackandandah Folk Festival
Penola Arts Festival
Maldon Folk Festival
Queenscliff Music Festival
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival
Apollo Bay Music Festival

GALLERY

Fidel Monk Acoustic Guitarist Entertainer
Live Acoustic Guitar - Fidel Monk NSW
Convent Wedding - Fidel Monk guitar

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Original Song Performed at Wedding (Featuring Sarah Anne)

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