Micah Turney: Caught Live With Monkey

Micah Turney Makes Monkey Melodies Shine

By Leslie Hampton Published March 13th, 2010

Drummer: Micah Turney
Band: Monkey
Venue: Homestead Lanes, November 28th 2009

Micah Turney is the drummer from San Jose's ska band Monkey. He's got a long resume in other Bay Area bands including NVS and Monster Pete & the Chiefs. Micah's approach is to enhance the melodies rather than steal the spotlight, though his good technique can hardly be hidden.

Micah's day gig is running the drum department at a Santa Clara music store called Starving Musician. He is a font of info on all things drumming.


When not designing web pages, plonking her rare guitars or banging on her eBay drums, Leslie Hampton haunts northern California clubs and house concerts photographing musicians.[Ed. Note: Each episode of Caught In The Act features a photo of a drummer in action, from the famous like Danny Carey to the not-so-famous local indies. If you're a photographer who'd like to feature your work in Caught In The Act, drop us a note.]

Images © Leslie Hampton 2010.

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