The Phunky Monkeys go “all-in” on Danley Sound Labs

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Phunky Monkeys, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the world’s most capable and professional all-purpose live acts.  From corporate events to weddings around the world, the Phunky Monkeys has received thousands of five star reviews and has performed at more than 4,000 events. While the pandemic slowed performances down globally, the Phunky Monkeys continued to perform in 2021 and already have a significant list of new performances already on the books for 2022.

“While things picked up in 2021, it’s exciting to see the volume of events we already have scheduled for 2022,” said Eric Breaux, audio technician and producer for the Phunky Monkeys. “Compared to last year, we’re already booked almost every Saturday through June – where last year things didn’t pick up until late summer.”

As events and musicians around the globe go back to performing on stages in front of big crowds, the importance of great experiences and clarity and quality in sound has never been more important. Over the past seven years, the Phunky Monkeys have used Danley Sound Labs for their live performances since 2015.

“The first time we used Danley was the first time we had a completely silent stage,” said Breaux. “It was awesome. The sound quality is unmatched – Danley products allow me to hear things in music I didn’t even know existed.”

“No matter what we did, the sound was never there for us, and it was really defeating for all of us,” Truitt said.

Over the past seven years, the Phunky Monkeys have continued to add Danley Sound Labs gear to help personalize each event. Breaux says “At one concert with 800 people up front, we used four TH118XL subwoofers coupled in the middle on dedicated channels. We used two SM80 loudspeakers for our highs and mids and it was amazing how good the sound was. Based on our needs and the venues in which we perform, we’ll probably double our current Danley gear list once the pandemic is over and start performing again at a normal pace.”

“The Phunky Monkeys are a great example of how Danley products fit any need,” said Kim Comeaux, western regional sales manager for Danley Sound Labs. “With our European partners, a lot of event venues, restaurants, music festivals and bands are utilizing Danley products to create extraordinary listening experiences. Here in the United States, we are seeing a marked increase of production companies and groups like the Phunky Monkeys, choosing Danley.”

“Outside of the United States, one of the driving factors has been the efficiency of our equipment,” said Skip Welch, director of sales and marketing for Danley Sound Labs. “We’re constantly told how efficient our gear is compared to our competition. I think that also suits the needs of the Phunky Monkeys.”

“In New Orleans, beyond the amazing sound, one of the other benefits of Danley is their power efficiency,” said Breaux. “We have a lot of power grid issues here requiring us to have battery backups on everything. But, because of power efficiency of their amps, it’s amazing how long those battery backups can last – or even a generator – when needed. Prior to Danley, we were bringing in huge boxes and draining a lot of power. Now, we user fewer boxes, better amps and the band sounds amazing at every performance.”

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