From its origins in the summer of 2011, Pet Monkey was  pieced together with musician acquaintances of bassist David Webb.  Drummer Todd Bessinger and keyboardist Doug Hanscom had recently played with David in a band called “Rodeo Joe”, while guitarist Scott Strange had played years ago with Webb in “The Jay Michals Band”  Lead guitarist Tyler Parker knew Dave as they grew up and lived in the same area of Monroe County.

Now four years later, Pet Monkey has played 30-40 shows a year and has a avid following.   From Scottsburg to Greenwood to Orleans to Indianapolis, the Pet Monkey boys have wooed audiences large and small in a variety of venues and situations.  Playing classic rock hits from the 60’s to the 80’s, the band also mixes in a bit of country, funk and dance music.  The goal for any Pet Monkey event is mucho fun, great music, and continuous dancing.

We hope you take the opportunity to see for yourself what all the Monkey mayhem is all about.  Get on out to an upcoming Pet Monkey show.  You can come by yourself…or bring your prime mate!


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Hey everyone!  I wanted to get things updated so all you Pet Monkey fans have ample notice for the next three Pet Monkey shows in Central Indiana.

We next play as one of the featured acts at Stable Studios outside Spencer for their May Super Jam on May 25th.  There will be a number of performers, lots of fun people, the opportunity for a beverage and a high, high likelihood of much fun. I believe a craft fair is also planned for this day long jam.  Once we confirm specifically  when we will likely be playing, I’ll update this post.  This link will take you to the Stable Studios Facebook page and this link is specifically about the May Super Jam!

June 9th on a Saturday evening come see Pet Monkey perform at the Fourwinds on beautiful Lake Monroe.  We will be playing from 8 pm to 11 pm and, weather permitting, we will play on their fancy patio overlooking the marina and the lake.  Always a great time, the pool, food and drinks here are top notch and, no doubt, getting one of their fabulous rooms for the night might be a fantastic plan.

The next weekend on Saturday. June 15th, check us out at one of our favorite Bloomington haunts: The Moose Lodge on Cory Lane.  Playing from 8 pm to midnight, we have so many friends that come there to see us and the staff, food and beverages and the prices are always to our liking.  As an added benefit, the dance floor at the Moose is huge,  rocks and stays full all night long!

If you haven’t seen us for a while, come up and introduce yourself to our new lead guitarist Doc Lockridge.  Doc is Bloomington music scene feature for many years and we sure appreciate him adding his talents to our show.  He sure is a good Monkey!

Everyone be safe, have fun and we all look forward to the next time we see your smiling face!

Scott / the blogging Pet Monkey       monkgif





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