Jack Monck (bass guitar, vocals) started out in 1968 playing with Phil Miller
, Steve Miller (3)
and Pip Pyle
, touring the UK and backing visiting American blues artists such as Otis Spann and Champion Jack Dupree. In the early 1970’s Jack worked in Cambridge with Syd Barrett
, Fred Frith
and Chris Cutler
, also with Jon Owen
(from Global Village Trucking Co.
) and Mike Khan, and in London with Geoff Leigh
in Radar Favourites
. He had started writing his own songs in the mid 70’s, some of which were released on ’Inside the Whale’ in 2001. He started “That Uncertain Feeling” in 1985 (later the Chan/Monck Group with Marc Hadley) and co-formed the Relatives in 1988, at this time playing mainly on the East London jazz scene. In 1993 he re-connected with Geoff Leigh in The Highly Irregulars, recruited Moroccan percussionist Lahcen Lahbib, and in 1996 formed Momo with whom he gigged extensively until 2001, recording the 1998 CD “Music4Senses”. In 1999 Jack completed a Music Facilitator course and started teaching bass guitar at Colchester Institute where he remains today.