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Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey is an indie rock band from the Quad Cities (IL/IA). Members of the band are originally from Davenport, IA, Rock Island, IL, and East Moline, IL. They broke up in 1996 after a long American tour. They played straightforward guitar-driven rock, influenced by punk, grunge and other alternative or college rock. The name is a reference to the novel, Tripmaster Monkey.

Lead guitarist Jamie Toal currently resides in Chicago, IL and occasionally performs as part of the band "Tenki." Lead vocalist Chris Bernat still resides in the Quad-Cities and performs with his current band "Chrash." Bassist Wes Haas currently resides in Portland, OR. Drummer Marty Reyhons briefly played drums with another Quad-City band "Einstein's Sister."

The art cover for Tripmaster Monkey's last album, "Practice Changes", was done by Quad-City artist Pete Schulte.
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