Shaka Ponk (sometimes spelled SHK PNK ) is a French electro-rock band using elements from different musical streams such as heavy metal, funk and hip-hop. hop. The group usually sings in English, occasionally in Spanish or French.
Shaka Ponk is one of the few bands in their musical current to have a virtual member: Goz, the monkey, who accompanies them on each of their tours and sometimes during television shows.
The group is composed of seven members: Goz, a monkey in computer graphics, Frah (François Charon)> (vocals), Mandris (bass), CC (Cyril Roger) (guitar), Ion (Yohann Meunier) (drums), Steve (keyboard and samples) and Sam (Samaha Sam) (singing, since 2011). Although the group signed its first contract in Berlin, Germany, it is on its return to France that its notoriety grows.
At the end of 2003, Frah, then webdesigner , and CC, guitarist, meet Stan, a hacker who lives in Los Angeles . This one provides them with a mascot: the Goz virtual monkey. Frah and C.C imagine a group mixing rock 'n' roll and electro>. Many people are interested in their ideas, graphic designers, videographers, and especially some musicians: Thias (Mathias Pothier), bass player, Bobee OD (Jean Philippe Dumont), drummer, Mesn-X (Gael Mesny), guitarist and Stevee, keyboardist and sampler.