No monkey business for emerging band

THE MONKEY Bar was a fitting venue for a Dubbo band One Proud Monkey's first official gig - a group that is set to wow audiences at the upcoming Flix in the Stix.

Led by founding member Clinton Hoy, One Proud Monkey will be performing alongside Australian rock icons The Whitlams at the February 8 event to be held at Lazy River Estate.

Hoy said it would be an "awesome opportunity" to perform in front of hundreds of people at the event.

"There were a few sleepless nights for us as the voting had begun and it was so close when it was all finalised," he said.

"It's exciting that we'll be playing for a bigger crowd which is 1000 times bigger than anything else we've ever done... it's an unparalleled opportunity."

It was a "funny touchstone", according to Hoy that the band would be performing with The Whitlams, a group he remembered seeing as a student.

One Proud Monkey received 1600 votes and only just beat People's Palace who finished with 1515 from an online competition on the Flix in the Stix website.

Tickets are still available through Ticketek or the Dubbo Visitor Information?Centre.

General admission tickets are $36.90 or you can enjoy the spoils of the Optus Lawn Lounge for $69.90.

The Lazy River Estate can be found at 29R Obley Road, Dubbo.

For information visit the website at

You can contact the Visitor Information Centre on 6801 4450.

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