Celebrating the South Asian contribution to Ian Brown’s Unfinished Monkey Business album on its 21st anniversary.
Former Stone Roses and Ian Brown guitarist Aziz Ibrahim joins Winachi Tribe percussion maestro Inder GoldFinger for the 21st anniversary of Ian Brown’s debut album. Unfinished Monkey Business was funded and produced by Brown, enjoyed a Top 5 chart position, achieved gold sales in the UK and brought him Top 20 hits such as ‘My Star’, ‘Corpses In Their Mouths’ and ‘Longsight M13’.
Both Aziz and Inder worked on the album, developing the ideas with Brown, writing and bringing the record’s strong South Asian influence to the fore.In many ways, Monkey Business is a natural extension of their original collaborative work on the album. Unfinished Monkey Business perhaps didn’t get the time in the spotlight it deserved.
Fate and circumstance took a hold, and the album was under-promoted as a result. Aziz and Inder want to take us on an immersive journey with the very soul of this album, paying tribute in their own way and with the blessing and encouragement of Ian himself. Ibrahim replaced John Squire on guitar duties for the Stone Roses and Goldfinger was a regular on percussion for Brown’s live shows.
The tour of intimate performances in unique spaces takes us on a journey, highlighting the South Asian musical expansion of Brown’s songs. Support on the night will come from Ian Brown’s regular tour comrade DJ Lowrider.