Savage Monk | Portland Oregon

Savage Monk

Savage Monk Band is a musical collage with bits of rock, blues, reggae, spoken word, ballads and instrumentals. Formed by the collaboration of Stephen Nichols (a.k.a. Steve Savage), a professional surf bum from San Francisco, and Charles Hijar (a.k.a Charlie Monk), a wandering gypsy from the streets of New York. To escape reality and the need to create, they got together in the Savage compound in Portland Oregon. Savage wrote all the music, who then presented it to Monk who wrote the words and lyrics, and Savage Monk was born.

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Transport yourself to a musical world of blues, rock, and reggae with Savage Monk Band – the unique collaboration between surf rocker Steve Savage and poetic gypsy Charles Hijar. This eclectic Portland duo blends catchy instrumentals, soulful lyrics, and spoken word to create a one-of-a-kind listening experience.

  • Musical collage combining rock, blues, reggae, and spoken word
  • Soulful, poetic lyrics written by Charles Hijar
  • Hook-filled instrumentals composed by surf rocker Steve Savage
  • Perfect for fans of creative, genre-blending music

Escape reality and satisfy your craving for artistic, unconventional tunes with Savage Monk Band. Professional surf bum meets wandering gypsy in this innovative musical partnership.

Portland’s own Steve Savage and Charles Hijar of the fuse jazz, rock and blues into an unforgettable live music experience. Don’t miss this talented duo next time they play a show in Oregon.

Album cover art by Ralph Hawke Manis of Infinitee Designs.

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