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Concert | SALT



October 22nd 2021 @ 20:00


About 1 hour




DKK 100


Anna Iachino from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, of Italian descent is the songwriter, vocalist, rapper, spoken word artist, poet, dancer, and storyteller with a comical bent. Arnold Ludvig from the Faroe Islands is the composer, arranger, and award-winning virtuoso bass player.

Together, they are a dynamic husband and wife team and the creators of MonkeyRat founded in 2006, in the Faroe Islands.

MonkeyRat delivers multi-genre music rooted mainly in Funk. The band was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark with award- winning guitarist, Alain Apaloo from Togo, Africa and superb Danish drummer Jens Stoklund.

MonkeyRat released their 2010 debut album, Fuck The Jante Law followed by Sunshine in 2012 to great reviews and many #1 hits.

In 2016, 4 digital singles were released with The Hentze Horns and received international radio airplay. Get into The Light, MonkeyRat’s first hip-hop/gospel collaboration with Debbie Cameron, Deborah Herbert, and Joanita Zachariasen was released in 2018 with resounding success.

On March 20, 2020, MonkeyRat started the year with their hit single, Good Morning Reykjavík, a real funky dance number with a comical spin on the infectious chorus. U Gotta Love Being U, is MonkeyRat’s first, indie-pop/singer-songwriter/folk-soul, single and Anna’s first co-written song with Hans Andrias Jacobsen and Beinir Troest Rasmussen. In these dark and uncertain times, U Gotta Love Being U lifts the spirit and raises the vibration spreading a message of positivity and love.


Here are some high notes on MonkeyRat’s recent success!
Funky & multi-genre band MonkeyRat’s funkpop banger hit song, “Good Morning Reykjavík” got over 1 million views on TikTok, more than 90 videos were created, with over 5000 video shares, more than 160,000 likes, and over 2000 comments.

Isaac Banks Daily Top 10 Tracks on VALLEY FM 89.5 (Australia) had “Good Morning Reykjavík” at #1 on the top of the charts.

MonkeyRat’s “U Gotta Love Being U” ft. Alain Apaloo received radio airplay on TOKOVL, on Unsigned Artist Radio Show with host Kbreaz1, including “Good Morning Reykjavík”.  TOKOVL is the 350th Affiliate for comedian, actress, and television host, Sheryl Underwood Radio Show, in St. Louis, MO, USA.

MonkeyRat received a Musician Spotlight on Out Now Magazine for, “U Gotta Love Being U” ft. Alain Apaloo.  It was selected for a free entry into the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).  MonkeyRat entered their song via ReverbNation for the chance to be randomly selected, and they were one of the lucky ones – the song made to the semi-finals in the ISC competition in 2021.

Songwriter/vocalist, Anna Iachino, front woman of MonkeyRat’s hard work in promoting their latest releases paid off.  MonkeyRat received more great reviews, this time from Indie-Spoonful with this quote, “U Gotta Love Being U by MonkeyRat ft. Alain Apaloo is a powerful and moving song”.  HerSong Music Blog’s review for , Good Morning Reykjavík quote, “Electric guitar riffs are reminiscent of the Artist Known as Prince”.  Both reviews are affiliates of BWH music group.

MonkeyRat’s, “U Gotta Love Being U ft. Alain Apaloo” was added into rotation on WNIR, World National Indie Radio’s, ‘Best Songs of Summer’ radio show for the entire month.  “Good Morning Reykjavík” was added into rotation on WNIR’s, HerSong Radio show, for female artists only, where it aired twice daily for 2 weeks.  WNIR airs worldwide in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the UK and more, giving MonkeyRat international radio airplay.

Rás 2 (Channel 2), Icelandic radio station belonging to the National Icelandic Broadcasting Service, RÚV aired “Good Morning Reykjavík” giving great radio airplay for MonkeyRat, as Rás 2 is the highest-rated radio station in Iceland.

Thanks to MonkeyRat’s hit singles, they received over 100,000 streams on Spotify.


Photo by: Leivur Thomsen


Social Media Links: 

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2AL2RQ54OMH3k75jb6Bww0

fb – https://www.facebook.com/monkeyratmusic

instagram – https://www.instagram.com/monkeyratmusic/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MonkeyRat4

Reverbnation – https://www.reverbnation.com/monkeyrat

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuldWvVTxyFf5WdhrIfXe6Q