Los Kung Fu Monkeys are a phenomenal ska punk band jointly based out of Canada and Mexico. Formed in 1997, when brothers Tarek and Hassan Limas and Bernardo Leos joined forces to start Los Kung Fu Monkeys. That same year the band recorded their first three-song demo which included songs like “Consecuencias” based on the excess of uncontrollable youth, costing them 10 dollars to record each song, and opening the doorway to being one of the top local and regional bands. Their massive, loyal following caught the eye of late Los Angeles-based label ONE SHOT RECORDS, who released their first album Rebuilding the World recorded in Love Juice labs in Riverside, California, U.S.A. in 2000. With the release of Rebuilding the World in 2001, they were brought to the attention of an international audience that it became the precursor and the beginning of what would be the path to endless touring throughout the world, starting their first with Union 13 (Epitaph Records) all over Mexico in 2001 with a sold out stadium concert in Mexico City.
Los Kung Fu Monkeys has toured in over 15 countries across the globe; headlining, and also sharing the stage with all the greats in the underground as well as the mainstream, legendary bands like The Misfits, Moby, Panteon Rococo, Mad Caddies, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Fishbone, Madness, The Aggrolites, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, the Planet Smashers, The Adicts and many more.
The new album, Rudeboy Rockers, is packed to the brim with non-stop, addictive ska-punk that drills straight into your brain and demands that your body get its dance on.
From the press gallery:
“Los Kung Fu Monkeys specialize in upbeat, unabashedly enthusiastic tunes that are best for lighthearted mosh pits. The group's melodic approach would have found a perfect home on SideOneDummy or Fat Wreck Records circa 1998. ”- OC Weekly
“ Drawing inspiration from Punk & Ska bands such as the Voodoo Glow Skulls, Rancid, Suicide Machines, Sick Of It All, Drop kick murphys, The clash, operation ivy, Bad Religion, the ramones,
plus others and from the surroundings of their border town, Los Kung–Fu Monkeys have created a sound all their own which boast dual singers, killer bass riffs and great keyboard harmonies.” - PunkNews