3 piece Rock band from Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Mikey O’Connor(Bass, 15) Joey Wamsley(Drums, 19) and Ryan Lamon(Guitar/Vocals, 18)
The band is made up of 2 cousins (Ryan Lamon, Mikey O’Connor) and lifelong friend (Joey Wamsley) At the ages of 10 and 7 Ryan and Mikey started playing guitar together. After years of jamming together, and both eventually learning the drums they wanted to bring their music to a whole new level. Luckily, Ryan found Joey Wamsley when he changed schools in the 8th grade. For about 3 years they did not have a singer and only jammed instrumentally which is why they sound so tight in the rhythm section.
After years of trying out singers, and connecting with singers that ended up flaking on them, they needed to do something new. With a show coming up in 2 weeks, their singer bailed on a few practices and ended up getting the boot. This was the best thing that ever happened to Blue Lizard. Ryan Lamon, without ever singing before decided to take over the mic and give it a try. Ever since, the band was a 3 piece and never looked back. With the influences of STP, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Helmet, Alice in Chains and Incubus the band really puts out a classic, in your face, type of sound. The vocals are raw, the guitar riffs are classic, and the drums are so naturally played with influences from Bonzo, Ward, and many other jazz drummers.
Blue Lizard has been playing many gigs around New Jersey including spots like The Stone Pony, Mexicali Live, The Brooklyn Grill, Lido Bar, and many other street gigs and parties. We are looking to get our music way past local venues and start getting gigs out of state. Our music brings back a 70’s meets 90’s feel and we think it doesn’t sound like any band before us but takes so many influences from all of the greats.