Meet the Band

Tune Monkeys are: Mark Chambers (mandolin), John Walkenbach (guitar), and Jerry Ray Weinert (upright bass).

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The band consists of three friends who have monkeyed around with traditional string band tunes since their teen years. Coming together as a band in 2019, they now present a combined musical experience of nearly 150 years!

Tune Monkeys are in Tucson and play for community and private events: Farmers Markets, restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. Mark Chambers, mandolin, leads the band with his captivating style and enormous collection of old and new acoustic string band tunes. John Walkenbach, guitar, is a master of rhythm and good musical taste. Both Mark and John grew up in Missouri. Jerry Ray Weinert, upright bass, anchors the beat and complements John's swinging rhythm. He cut his musical teeth in Ohio.

The band's goal for each performance is to have more fun than a bunch of monkeys in a monkey tree.