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Monkey Lizards is an indie folk rock band from Livermore California formed by singer-songwriter John Thayer, bassist Olsen Miguel Baez, drummer Brian Surano, and multi-instrumentalist, Richard Hibbs. They play original music influenced by songwriters such as Dylan and Tom Waits, as well as favorite bands that include The Pixies and Ozomatli. Their songs tell the stories of heroes, monsters, zombies, magic bus rides, and regular people looking for love in the face of oblivion. Since starting to play together in 2016, they have self-released two original albums and are currently in the studio working on their third.

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Upcoming Shows:

Monkey Lizards at The Sand Bar Capitola, CA, September 26th, 7:30 p.m. We will be kicking off their monthly Original Music Showcase. Come listen to bands play original tunes right on the beach!

Monkey Lizards October 25th, 2019 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7 p.m. for a carnival of ghosts, zombies, and monsters. You won’t want to miss it!

John Thayer Live at the Horse Farm in Los Chavez, New Mexico, November 9th. Stay tuned for more info!

John Thayer and Nordicus, November 13th at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7, for “Acoustic Wednesdays at Wood.”

Past Shows:

Monkey Lizards and KineticNRJ at Arena Training Center, a Livermore youth benefit, Saturday August 24th, 3 – 6 p.m. They will be performing loudly from inside a fight cage.

John Thayer and Richard Hibbs Playing with The Sawed Off Buskers at Thirsty Thursdays at the Livermore downtown Farmer’s Market, Thursday August 15th 5 – 8 p.m.

Monkey Lizards July 11th, 2019 at Bent Creek Winery in Livermore, CA from 6 – 8.

Monkey Lizards July 3rd, 2019 at Discretion Brewing in Soquel, CA from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. If you wanted to find the best beer with the best food in Santa Cruz County, all paired with the most delicious songs, look no further!

John Thayer and Nordicus, June 12th, 2019 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7, for “Acoustic Wednesdays at Wood.”

Monkey Lizards, May 25th, 2019 at Page Mill Winery in Livermore, CA from 1 – 4 p.m. Album release party for Nordicus.

John Thayer, March 24th, 2019 at Page Mill Winery in Livermore, CA from 1 – 4 p.m. This event is a songwriter show put on by Songs on the Vine, Richard and John will be playing an acoustic set.

Monkey Lizards, March 15th, 2018 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, December 7th, 2018 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, August 31st, 2018 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 5 – 8 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, July 21st, 2018 at Tap 25 in Livermore, CA from 2 – 5 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, May 27th, 2018 at Page Mill Winery in Livermore, CA from 1 – 4 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, February 2nd, 2018 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, December 15th, 2017 at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore, CA, 4 – 7 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, December 3rd, 2017 at Page Mill Winery in Livermore, CA from 1 – 5 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, October 20th, 2017 at Tap 25 in Livermore, CA from 7 – 10 p.m.

Monkey Lizards, April 1st, 2017 at Rock House in Livermore, CA from 7 – 10 p.m.

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