Formed in 2011, Funky Munky is a Los Angeles based funk, blues, fusion, jazz band. The members all came from different parts of the world. The bass player Krishnan Swaminathan is from India; keyboard player Sandy Chao Wang was born and raised in Taiwan; guitar player Gonzalo Palacios is from Spain, and drummer Marcus Heier is from Sweden. Each member brings an unique musical background to the band. All the members attended the Musicians Institute and that is where they met and began playing together. Through playing weekly cover sets at local restaurants, the band began to explore different styles, compose originals songs, and rearrange old standards. Funky Munky is known for their spontaneous improvisation on stage, making every live performance a different experience.
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