The UK's Funky Monks

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With more than 120 gigs under our belt since our start in April 2015, we pay tribute to the world's ultimate funk rock quartet, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We have performed at festivals from Manchester to Poole with 1,000s of spectators and travelled to Bahrain and Dubai to play in rugby stadiums to an estimated audience of 6,000 expats.

As the UK’s Funky Monks, we entertain audiences with that instantly recognisable RHCP sound. Every show delivers excellent musicianship with faithful reproductions of the Chili's unique and high-intensity live music experiences, capturing their fun, vibrant and energetic spirit, reminding you of the fantastic tunes and awesome performances that brought the band international success.

For all bookings and enquiries, please contact us on Facebook, send an email to info@rhcpexperience.com or call 07789 691288 (also on WhatsApp). We are available for any type of event worldwide, including festivals, weddings or private parties, corporate events, university events, pub and club shows.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience
Live at Butlin's Big Weekenders at Butlin's Bognor Regis Resort on February 5th, 2022. Photo by DJ Jules Little.

We play tailored sets of up to 3 hours, performing all of the hits, going back to 1987 (“Me And My Friends”) and all the way to 2022 (“Black Summer”), just have a look at our full Set List. We don’t use any backing tracks, everything we do is live!

Like all Chili Peppers fans, we are very excited with the releases of the new albums “Unlimited Love” and “Return of the Dream Canteen” with John Frusciante back in the line-up.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers formed in 1983 in Los Angeles. They have had nearly four decades of chart topping success with one of the most devoted followings, and have played shows at the biggest venues, stadiums and festivals all over the world.

With over 120 million records sold worldwide, Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time. They are the most successful band in the history of alternative rock, with the records for most number-one singles (14), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. They have won six Grammy Awards, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, and in 2022 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Source: Wikipedia)

Some of their most memorable and influential hits include “Under The Bridge”, “Give It Away”, “By The Way”, “Dani California” and “Californication”.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience - Can't Stop / By The Way (Live at TribFest Bahrain - October 18th, 2019). Watch on YouTube.

Anthony Kiedis (Matty)
Anthony Kiedis (Matty)
John Frusciante (Jordan)
John Frusciante (Jordan)
Flea (Werner)
Flea (Werner)
Chad Smith (Rick)
Chad Smith (Rick)

Tour

Video

For more videos, go directly to our YouTube Channel.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience at Poole Harbour Festival - July 30th, 2022. Watch on YouTube.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience - Can't Stop / By The Way (Live at TribFest Bahrain - October 18th, 2019). Watch on YouTube.

Sound

All tracks in this playlist were recorded live by Liam Stears from Audio Uncovered at The Platform Bar in Ashford, Kent on March 9th, 2024. The stems were mixed by RHCPE between March 26th - April 12th, 2024.

 

Listen to six studio tracks, performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience.

Californication, Under The Bridge, Dani California and Scar Tissue were recorded at Woodworm Studios in Barford St Michael between March 12th and April 23rd, 2016.

Produced, engineered and mixed by Stuart Jones, assisted by Jacob Holdsworth and Thea Jones (Under The Bridge). Remixed by RHCPE in November 2023.

Backing vocals on Under The Bridge by Renna Curtis and The Church Choir. The Church Choir are Judy Robson, Linda Miller, Catriona McIntyre, Nicola Pamphilon, Emma Pamphilon, Sue Ashton and June Poole.

Give It Away and Otherside were recorded at the University of Winchester on January 11th, 2020.

Produced, engineered and mixed by Daniel Tofangsazan, mastered by Mats Skaugård Karlsen at Mountain Mastering

The main guitar part, bass and drums were recorded live in the studio, together with a guide vocal. The lead vocals, backing vocals and (reverse) guitar solo were added later. The idea was to replicate the original Red Hot Chili Peppers recording as closely as possible.

 

Original tracks by Red Hot Chili Peppers, who own the full copyright. No infringement of that copyright is intended.

Listen on SoundCloud.

Testimonials

“We had the RHCP Experience play the night before our wedding in Devon and they did not disappoint. They were brilliant with so much energy and enthusiasm. You guys truly sounded like the real deal - we couldn’t have asked for better and all of our guests loved you! Thank you so much.”

“RHCP Experience were superb! I cannot put it into words on how amazing this band were last night! They exceeded all our expectations! I cannot thank them all enough for the excellent music they played. If you are a real Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, I highly recommend these guys! They were on point! They were all truly professional from start to finish, all the way through to booking them at the start, to my many questions nearing our party, they put my mind at ease and gave us an authentic experience we shall never forget! Thank you all you were amazing!”

“Amazing set. Passion, energy and entertainment. Not just another tribute but a full-on, true-to-life show. If you've not seen these guys before .... go!”

“Loved it! Best band of the day for me!”

“Brilliant gig and evening! Thanks guys and bring on the next time!”

“We came down from Warwick. What a great band really great musicians. Really great time. Thanks!”

“These guys really do sound and look like the real thing not to be missed.”

“You guys were great. I had very enjoyable evening.”

“One of the best tribute acts we have had to date at the Royal, these lads put on a great night of entertainment.”

Matty interviewed by Stephen Brown on BBC Radio Kent on October 7th, 2022. Watch on YouTube.

About The UK's Funky Monks

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience formed in Oxfordshire, UK in April 2015. The band consists of vocalist Matty Smith as Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Jordan Hallett as John Frusciante, bassist Werner de Jong as Flea, and drummer Rick Nash as Chad Smith. We are all fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, providing an accurate replication of the band’s unique sound and performance.

Like all bands, we started out in pubs, but then we graduated to dedicated music venues and moved on to festivals with audiences in the many 1,000s, playing across the country as well as abroad, with highlights at rugby stadiums in Bahrain and Dubai.

As the UK's Funky Monks, we have done more than 120 gigs. We aspire to be the funkiest and most entertaining Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute you'll ever see in the UK, performing with maximum energy and accuracy. We play from a catalogue of over 50 songs, covering the full 40-year lifespan of the band from the 1980s to the 2020s, including hits like “Under The Bridge”, “Give It Away”, “Californication”, “By The Way” and “Dani California”.

We guarantee an entertaining show every time, bringing you the original Red Hot Chili Peppers audio and visual experience, a Red Hot Chili Peppers experience you don't want to miss.

Band Members

Anthony Kiedis (Matty Smith) - Lead Vocals

Photo by Charlie Raven Photography for Rock N Ribs Festival.

In the band since the very beginning, Matty has grown into a sensational frontman and singer, not just of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience, but also of other bands like “The Sinners Lounge” and the now defunct “Who Stoned Who?”. Matty sounds and looks like Anthony Kiedis, but without the moustache.

Rocking out of Fleet in Surrey, he is a man of many talents, most of which involve the chance of breaking bones and causing mischief making him a vocalist to be feared and respected! From motorbikes to freerunning and even a bit of martial arts and pumping iron, there’s not a lot that he won’t try.

Never without a big smile and a passion for whatever he takes on you can expect plenty of energy and quality sound from his voice where he’s most at home, out in front getting the crowd on their feet and feeling the music!

Listen to an interview with Matty on BBC Radio Kent.

John Frusciante (Jordan Hallett) - Guitars and Backing Vocals

Photo by Paul Thompson / Oak Photography for Poole Harbour Festival.

Jordan's origins lie in Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. He joined the band in September 2015, replacing Phil, determined to take the band to the next level.

You could argue that Jordan knows the Red Hot Chili Peppers back catalogue better than Hillel Slovak, John Frusciante, Dave Navarro and Josh Klinghoffer combined.

Jordan has an impressive musical background, which is evident with his other project, San Raquel. With his sublime skills, he redefined the band and took everything to the next level, making us all sound so much better and closer to the original.

He not only plays electric and acoustic guitars, but he is also responsible for replicating those famous backing vocals by John Frusciante.

Flea (Werner de Jong) - Bass

Photo by Paul Thompson / Oak Photography for Poole Harbour Festival.

Werner is of Dutch heritage and one of the co-founders of Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience, based in Wallingford in Oxfordshire. He likes very few things more than being on stage, playing one of his beloved bass guitars. Unsurprisingly, he is hugely influenced and inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.

He is often asked to turn down his sound levels, which is normally a request much more familiar to guitarists.

Werner plays Music Man StingRay (similar to what Flea used during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik era), Fender Jazz Plus, Warwick Streamer LX Jazzman, Yamaha TRBX305 5 String and Yamaha RBX270J bass guitars with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings, through a Gallien Krueger backline (1001RB-ii head, Neo212 and 115RBH cabs, very similar to Flea's setup).

Werner started playing classical piano and electronic organ at the age of 6. After a break from classical music, he switched to rock and the electric guitar in his twenties, quickly followed by a transition to bass guitar. The rest, so they say, is history...

For more details, see his profile on Equipboard.

Chad Smith (Rick Nash) - Drums

Photo by Paul Thompson / Oak Photography for Poole Harbour Festival.

Rick hails from Bicester in Oxfordshire. He joined the band in the second half of 2016, replacing original drummer AJ. He has since become our awesome, reliable, rock-solid brother-in-arms, meticulously laying down those brilliant Chad Smith grooves.

Rick is an awesome professional drummer and drum teacher, who can switch to any drum style from Jazz, Reggae, Funk and Rock in a beat.

Rick performs with a number of bands in and around Oxfordshire, such as The Mighty Redox, Phyal, Charms Against the Evil Eye, Torn Like Colours and Fork Boy.


Past Members

AJ Ashton - Drums and Backing Vocals

Photo by Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience.

AJ is the original Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience drummer and backing vocalist. Unfortunately he was forced to give up his seat in order to recover from back surgery after a serious snowboarding accident. Rick stepped in for him late 2016. As a luthier, he was the go-to person in the band for repairs to all stringed instruments.

AJ is a multi-instrumentalist, with a striking resemblance of Chad Smith as long as he wears his baseball cap backwards.

Phil Hall - Guitars

Photo by Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience.

Co-founder of Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience, and former lead guitarist. Phil left the band in September 2015 to start a new project, the now disbanded Rolling Stones tribute Who Stoned Who?.

Notable Performances

All four current members are musicians who grew up listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and have the ability to deliver the explosive performance that everyone expects from an authentic RHCP show, which were in evidence especially during the following performances:

You can listen on SoundCloud to our professional sound recordings, made at Woodworm Studios in Barford St. Michael, Oxfordshire and produced by owner and engineer Stuart Jones.

Stage Plans

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience can be entirely self-contained. We own all our equipment, which is suitable for small to mid-sized venues with audiences of about 350 people. For larger venues, we either rent the equipment, which will be charged to the venue at cost, or we could use the in-house PA and lighting system, if available.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience Stage Plan

Our standard setup, using all our own equipment. We need about 2 hours for setup, plus a soundcheck. The breakdown takes about an hour.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience Stage Plan for Festivals

Our typical setup for festivals and venues with a house PA. We need about 10 - 30 minutes for setup. The breakdown takes about 5 - 10 minutes.

Technical Rider

Download our Technical Rider (PDF).

Our equipment consists of the following:

  • Bass Equipment:
    • Music Man StingRay Active Electric Bass Guitar
    • Fender Jazz Player Plus Active Electric Bass Guitar
    • Warwick Streamer LX Jazzman Active Electric Bass Guitar
    • Yamaha TRBX305 5 String Active Electric Bass Guitar
    • Yamaha RBX270J Passive Electric Bass Guitar
    • Bass Amplifier (Gallien Krueger 1001RB-II)
    • Bass Cabinets (Gallien Krueger Neo212 and 115RBH)
    • Bass Effects (various)
  • Guitar Equipment:
    • Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    • Gretsch G5420T Electric Guitar
    • Guitar Amplifier (Vox AC30)
    • Guitar Effects (various)
  • Drum Kit (Kick, Snare, Floor Tom, Tom, Cymbals, Cowbell)
  • PA System:
    • Wireless Mixing Desk:
      • 18 Channel Digital Mixing Desk (Behringer XR18)
      • Linksys WiFi Router
      • iPad
    • Standard Mixing Desk:
      • 24 Channel Digital Mixing Desk (Behringer Xenyx X2442)
    • 2x Active PA Speakers (Mackie SRM450, 800 watts, 128 dB)
    • 1x Active Subwoofer (Yamaha DXS12 mkII, 1020 watts, 134 dB)
    • 2x Active Kickback Monitors (Studiomaster PAX12+)
    • Speaker Stands
  • Microphones:
    • Lead Vocals Microphone (Sennheiser Evolution E 935 / Shure SM58)
    • Backing Vocals Microphone (Shure SM58)
    • Instrument Microphones (Shure SM57)
    • Kick Drum Microphone (AKG P2)
    • Snare Drum/Floor Tom/Tom Microphones (AKG P4)
    • Overhead Microphones (AKG P17)
    • Hercules Microphone Stands
  • Stage Lighting:
    • 2 Wash Lighting Systems (4 spotlights each) (Chauvet 4BAR LT USB)
    • 4 Tri PAR Spotlights (American DJ Mega TriPAR Profile PLUS)
    • Stands
  • Extension Leads, Power Leads, Instrument and Microphone Cables, etc.

Suggested Mixer Configuration

Channel Instrument Type (Line/Mix)
1. Bass Line
2. Guitars Mic
3. Lead Vocals Mic
4. Backing Vocals Mic
5. Kick Drum Mic
6. Snare Drum Mic
7. Floor Tom Mic
8. Tom Mic
9. Overhead Drums Left Mic
10. Overhead Drums Right Mic
11-16. (Not Used)  
17/18. DJ Mixer / iPhone / Music Line

Set List

We typically play two sets, with a break in between, and an encore. A full performance lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes, excluding breaks.

Below is an example of our running order. Click on a song to watch and listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience's interpretation.

The peak chart positions were retrieved from Wikipedia.

You can listen to the set list on Spotify.

Set 1

Set 2

Encore

Optional

Setlist by Album

  • Freaky Styley (1985)
    Catholic School Girls Rule
  • The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987)
    Me And My Friends
  • Mother's Milk (1989)
    Higher Ground, Knock Me Down, Sexy Mexican Maid
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
    Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Breaking The Girl, Funky Monks, Give It Away, I Could Have Lied, If You Have To Ask, Mellowship Slinky In B Major, My Lovely Man, Power Of Equality, Sir Psycho Sexy, Suck My Kiss, Tell Me Baby, Under The Bridge
  • One Hot Minute (1995)
    Aeroplane
  • Californication (1999)
    Around The World, Californication, Otherside, Parallel Universe, Purple Stain, Road Trippin', Scar Tissue
  • By The Way (2002)
    By The Way, Can’t Stop, Don't Forget Me, I Could Die For You, The Zephyr Song. Throw Away Your Television, Universally Speaking, Venice Queen
  • Stadium Arcadium (2006)
    21St Century, Charlie, Dani California, Desecration Smile, Hump De Bump, Readymade, She Looks To Me, She’s Only 18, Slow Cheetah, Snow (Hey Oh), Stadium Arcadium, Storm In A Teacup, Strip My Mind, Wet Sand
  • I'm With You (2011)
    Factory Of Faith, Look Around, The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  • The Getaway (2016)
    Dark Necessities
  • Unlimited Love (2022)
    Black Summer, Here Ever After, It's Only Natural, These Are The Ways, The Heavy Wing
  • Return of the Dream Canteen (2022)
    Tippa My Tongue, Eddie

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Enquiries and Quotes
    Simply give us a call or email us, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours to make an introduction and discuss your ideas and requirements.

  2. Booking
    Booking is confirmed following the completion of a booking contract and the payment of a deposit. Deposit amounts vary based on the value of the booking, however it will be approximately 10-20% of the total fee.
    PLEASE NOTE: Your booking deposit is non-refundable. Please make sure you are happy with this before booking us.

  3. The Planning Process
    We will talk with you in detail about your event and log all details you are able to confirm at the time. We will then contact you no later than 3 weeks prior to your event to confirm final details. Between these two points, we are always available for you to contact should you have anything you wish to discuss.

  4. The Event
    On the day, the band will typically arrive approximately 2 hours before the performance starts to begin set up. We will require a full volume sound check prior to performing, preferably with no-one else around. In all allow 2 hours from arrival to being ready to play.

  5. Follow Up
    Following your event, we will email you a feedback request where we invite you to share your most honest thoughts and opinions on your experience with us.

  6. Staging
    Staging is not always necessary but does enhance the performance. We can discuss with you. We are a 4 piece band – a stage of 5m wide by 4m deep is the minimum, while 7m by 5m is ideal. Our stage setup is available online.

  7. Fees
    Please contact us for a free, no obligation, quote.

  8. Seeing us
    If you want to see us perform before you book us, we regularly play at festivals, music venues and pubs. Check out our tour dates, or watch our live videos.

  9. Demo CD
    No, but there are audio tracks available to listen to online.

  10. Set List - Do you play anything else than music by Red Hot Chili Peppers?
    No, we are a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band.

  11. Lighting - Do you provide stage lighting?
    Stage lights and PA are provided.

  12. Dress Code - How do you dress?
    As a tribute band, generally we dress as closely to the real band as possible.

  13. Age Restrictions - Is there a minimum age for the audience?
    Some of the lyrics are unsuitable for under 18s.

  14. Sound Limiters - I have a sound limiter at my venue, is that a problem?
    In general, we will not play in venues with sound limiters.

  15. Catering - Do I need to provide the band with food and drink?
    That would be nice!

  16. PLI Certificate
    PLI is Public Liability Insurance. We are fully insured and you can download our certificate.

  17. PAT Testing
    PAT testing verifies the electrical safety of our equipment. We can obtain this upon request.

Download

Download the press kit, videos, music, technical rider and stage plans.

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Description

File Format

File Size

Logo (SVG format) The official full size Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience logo as Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file. SVG 29.0MB
Logo (PNG format) The official full size Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience logo. PNG 3.0MB
Logo (Reverse Colours) The reverse colour full size Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience logo. PNG 2.3MB
Sticker The official full size Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience sticker. PNG 3.0MB
Sticker (Reverse Colours) The reverse colour full size Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience sticker. PNG 2.3MB
Background for Posters Background image for posters (A3 Portrait). JPG 11.5MB
Performance Photos A selection of photos of performances over the years. ZIP 12.6MB
Showreel The RHCPE showreel, also available to Watch on YouTube. MOV 493MB (6m 30s)
Showreel for Agencies The RHCPE showreel without contact information intended for agencies. MOV 396MB (6m 30s)
Highlights from Live Performance Highlights from a live performance at Chalgrove Live Music Festival. Full performance available on YouTube. MP4 700MB (5m 13s)
Promotion Pack Contains logos, stickers and photographs of live performances and stage plans. ZIP archive 83MB
Press Information Information for venues and the press. PDF 750KB
Electronic Press Kit (EPK) Information about the band, as included in the Promotion Pack. PDF 14MB
Technical Rider Full technical rider with information on all equipment. PDF 2MB
Stage Plan (standard) Stage Plan for pubs and small venues without in-house PA, as included in the Promotion Pack. JPG 1.9MB
Stage Plan (festivals) Stage Plan for venues and festivals with in-house PA, as included in the Promotion Pack. JPG 1.4MB
Studio Recordings Two MP3s, professionally recorded and mixed at University of Winchester on January 11th, 2020. Four MP3s, professionally recorded and mixed at Woodworm Studios in Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire between March 12th and April 23rd, 2016. Also available on SoundCloud. ZIP Archive 55MB
PLI Certificate Public Liability Insurance Certificate, valid until October 13th, 2024. PDF 742KB

Contact

If you are interested in hiring us, please request a quote by contacting us on Facebook, sending us an email, or calling 07789 691288 (also on WhatsApp). We are available for private and public performances at pubs, music venues and festivals.

Why book us?

There are very good reasons to book us! We are:

  • On the road since 2015, the experience counts!
  • Seasoned musicians, two of us are professionals.
  • Fronted by the most charismatic and engaging lead singer, with a voice uncannily close to Anthony Kiedis.
  • Ready to play tailored sets, anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours, always building up to a rousing finale.
  • Completely self-contained, we own our PA and stage lights.
  • And fully insured.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Experience

Anthony Kiedis (Matty) ‐ Lead Vocals
John Frusciante (Jordan) ‐ Guitars and Backing Vocals
Flea (Werner) ‐ Bass
Chad Smith (Rick) ‐ Drums

Locations

Warwickshire ‐ Oxfordshire ‐ Berkshire ‐ Surrey
United Kingdom