About


A failed runaway on a Big Wheel, and song about having both feet in a tub of peanut butter are just two of the family friendly themes that weave their way through grown-up rock music that is upbeat and honest.  The band revels in the simple joys of childhood while not being afraid to point out the pains of being a kid.

Einstein’s Monkey has been described as a blend of They Might Be Giants and Bare Naked Ladies  with a heavy dose of the Ramones, Talking Heads and The Who.  A typical show is an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair that offers grown-ups and kids a chance to bond over music.

The band is equally comfortable on a festival stage and an intimate library and has been seen at FloydFest, Festival in the Park, the Jefferson Center, the Lyric Theater, as well as music clubs, festivals, school auditoriums and libraries.

You can see the full calendar of past and future performances here.

Be sure to check out the current Tour Schedule and join them!

What People Say About Us


“Our students clapped and laughed and stomped and sang with Einstein’s Monkey and their cool rock and roll songs.  As one second grader put it so eloquently, “They be rock stars!”
– Teresa B. Singer, Music Specialist. Northwest Elementary School. Kinston, NC

“When putting together program schedules, it often times becomes challenging to find quality entertainment that appeals to various age groups and interests. Einstein’s Monkey has exceeded our greatest expectations!
It’s hard not to have respect for artists who take kids this seriously while still providing their parents with familiar goodies in which to proudly sing along.”
-Aimee Hall, Director of Special Events/Facilities Rental Manager. Taubman Museum of Art

“Einstein’s Monkey was a wonderful addition to the Taubman Museum of Art’s Spectacular Saturday program. Their performance was energetic and upbeat—the audience was engaged the entire time. It was a program that appealed to children and adults alike. All of the members of the band was a dream to work with and made the process from booking to performance a great experience. I would absolutely schedule Einstein’s Monkey for another performance!”
-Abbie Edens, Head of Youth & Family Education

Einstein’s Monkey brought their unique performance style to Blue Ridge PBS KidsFest… The free event attracted 10,000-15,000 people in a single afternoon, with up to 3,000 people in the arena at any given time. During their period on the arena stage, Einstein’s Monkey easily grabbed the attention of the large crowd of children and adults. The group was also very helpful and easy to deal with as Blue Ridge PBS planned the event’s launch.
– Linda Pharis, M.Ed., VP Education Blue Ridge PBS

“The music is fun, and it sounds like a good way for kids and their parents to bond over the same music — at least until the kids get old enough to start digging stuff that frightens their parents.”
– Tad Dickens, Roanoke Times

“We loved having Einstein’s Monkey at our library system. They got the children involved and up off the floor throughout their wonderful program. All ages had fun, even the adults!”
-Amanda Hood Bailey, Head of Children’s and Youth Services, Washington County Public Library

“I had the opportunity to see Einstein’s Monkey with my children and found them to be an absolute delight. Their songs are wonderfully engaging; they speak to feelings and issues that are relevant to children. The audience especially enjoyed the interactive portion when Jeff and B demonstrated various instruments and encouraged the children to play and experience music.
As a teacher, I see the profound impact that musical exploration can have on students. Because of their truly generous spirit and dedication to music and the arts, Einstein’s Monkey is a rare and amazing asset to this community.”
– Mary McCurley, Teacher