Electronic Press Kit

“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

Einstein’s Monkey was founded with the idea that music didn’t have to be segregated into “kids music” and “grown-up” music.  Music should be something families can bond over; with themes that appeal to every generation, and upbeat rock & roll that can make anyone get up and dance.

Einstein’s Monkey has been described as a blend of They Might Be Giants and Bare Naked Ladies .  Much of their music also comes with a heavy dose of the late 70’s and 80’s rock that they began playing as teenagers.  A typical show is an upbeat, dancing, clapping, singing along as loud as you can sort of affair that every generation can enjoy.

B Bagby and Jeff Hofmann started playing music together nearly 30 years ago, and have been playing as Einstein’s Monkey for over ten years.  The duo 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.

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… During their period on the arena stage, Einstein’s Monkey easily grabbed the attention of the large crowd of children and adults. 
– Linda Pharis, M.Ed., VP Education Blue Ridge PBS