Last Dance

Listen to the album here:


We’re doing a tour together with Monoswezi :

10 november: Cama Atk, Hanoi, Vietnam
11 november: Yoko Cafe, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
12 november: Blu Jaz Cafe, Singapore
14 november: The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
15 november: B-10, Oct-Loft, Shenzhen, China
16 november: Nuts Club, Chongqing, China
17 november: JZ Club, Shanghai, China
19 november: Fennel Lounge, Shanghai, China

Monkeybar tour 2016

We are now booking our Asia tour in Feb/March 2016. More updates soon.

Some gigs confirmed:

North Gate, Chiangmai Feb 19th
Jazz Happens, Bangkok Feb 21th (with guests)
Kamalaya, Ko Samoi, Feb 23rd, 25th and 27th
Cama ATK, Hanoi March 2nd
Nuts Club, Chongqing March 4th
JZ Club, Shanghai March 6th (with special guest Coco Zhao and Toby Mak)
Woodenbox, Shanghai March 7th

World Tour 2013 !!

February 18th: Thailand, Bangkok: Jazz Happens
February 19th: Hong Kong: Peel Fresco
February 20th: China, Shenzhen: Old Heaven Bookstore
February 21th: China, Guangzhou: C:Union
February 22th: Taiwan, Taipei: Sappho de Base
February 23th: Taiwan. Taipei: Sappho de Base
February 25th: Iceland, Reykjavik
February 26th: Iceland, Husavik
February 27th: Iceland, Grindavik
February 28th: Norway, Ålesund: Omenås festival, Invit, Ålesund
March 1st: Norway: Omenås festival, Fjellro Valldal
March 2nd: Norway: : Omenås festival, Kaffikari, Ulsteinvik
March 5th: Norway, Trondheim: Moskus

We are Monkeybar !

MonkeyBar is a Scandinavian duo is made up of two musicians that have played and worked together for 8 years in different bands and setting. We play original music in a mix of pop/electronic/jazz/techno style with the improvisational approach from their background as jazzmusicians.  Strong melodies, grooves and rhythms is the essence, enriched with synthesized sounds, small melodies and building solos. MonkeyBar plays with a smile on their face, and presents both touching moods and subtle humor.

Download PDF band info (norwegian)

Download PDF band info (english)

Steinar Nickelsen from Norway is a organ, synth and piano player from Norway. He was elected “Young Norwegian jazz Musician of the year” in 2002, and have since toured in Europe, Asia and Africa with different bands. He has released 10 records with 7 different bands.

Erik Nylander from Sweden is one of his generations most active and influencing drummers. He has played with many different bands and made 19 cd’s. Toured in most parts of the world.