Beginning in its infancy around 1994, Squanky Kong is the musical vision of composer/producer James M. House (JMH).
Comprised of bass and guitars played by JMH himself, various musicians are brought in to complete the musical vision. Some of those musicians in past and present include Joseph Wooten on Keyboards (Joseph and the Hands of Soul, Steve Miller Band, and Victor Wooten Band), Joseph Michael on Vocals, Danner on Vocals (Domeshots), Halie Loren on Vocals, Paul Biondi on Woodwinds, Drummers Paul Smith and Erik Avery, and many more.
JMH pursues his mix of Rock music, dubbed "Hybrid Rock", a majority of the time, with experimental excursions into other styles on occasion. Initial album releases by Squanky Kong were done with a mix of this diversity, a natural point to avoid being pigeon-holed. Subsequent releases have been intended to keep more focused on the Hybrid Rock while saving the all-out experimentation and exploration for separate side releases and occasionally live.
The live performances vary depending on the band line-up, with House switching between guitar and bass and lead vocalist Joseph Michael being the main two members currently. Other supporting members currently are Lamar Little on drums and Tarry McHailen of guitar/ bass. There are plans to eventually expand the line-up adding additional guitar and keyboard with future growth.