ABOUT

Wind Up Monkey are:

Mike Pepe: Drums/Backing Vocals. A veteran of the tri-state band circuit predominantly as a founding member of Pushin Daisys. Has played most of the big draw rooms and headlined a New Year's Eve event at South Street Seaport.

Peter Riario: Lead Vocals. 18 years experience singing in various top cover bands. Signed with several agencies including Stars Entertainment and 107 productions with the bands Nothing Human and Rumor Has It. Also played with Monmouth County shore based band The Hype. His bands have played nearly all the top clubs in the tri-state area including the Tiki Bar July 4th weekend to over 1,000 people, the Pre-Game show at the Meadowlands for N.J. Arena football, Osprey, Aztec, Headliner, Marlin, and Beachcomber.  

Mike D: Bass/Backing Vocals. Another veteran of the cover circuit, Mike has played bass in several bands that have performed in the area's top party rooms (some still standing, RIP to the others), most notably Nothing Human from 2000-2005 and Bottoms Up from 2007-2010. Mike can also currently be found in the original music scene as bass player and songwriter for the rock band Scandals & Animals. 

Larry Nimmo: Guitar/Backing Vocals: Founding member of original band Pretty Suicide who eventually changed their name to Future 86. Opened for national acts such as LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’nuff, Vince Neil, Bang Tango and Metal Shop (now known as Steel Panther) and performed in both the Cleveland and Hollywood Cruefests multiple times. Future 86 and their song “I Want it All” were showcased in Optimum/TimeWarner’s  long running 1-800-OK-Cable commercial.  Future 86 played independently as well as through Stars Entertainment, Omni Pop Talent Agency, and NC Entertainment. Larry has also played with From Jersey with Love, Red Light Romeo, Pushin Daisys and Too Many Godz.