Dear Children’s Librarian:
I’m delighted to offer your community a fun and enriching experience of children’s music with pure Jersey rock at its heart. With this year’s theme set for “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” we’re delighted to bring a repertoire that includes some rousing sports anthems that provide social/educational value like “The Ultimate Frisbee,” which spins some tall tales in the lyrics, “A Bowling Party” which leans on the good sportsmanship part of the game, and “Jungle Gym Jamming” which values moving to music above sitting with an electronic gadget in hand.
With our award-winning music and performance we strive to give the kids and families in your community an experience they can’t get at a big-box bookstore or in front of their computers at home! Fortunately, we’ve managed to do that for a growing number of public libraries in New Jersey whether with a full band performance or an acoustic solo/duo arrangement for a more intimate experience. We also have a puppet show built into our concert to bring out the visual elements of the songs and get the kids really engaged.
“The band brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to their show, and they certainly got my little ones dancing and singing along,” said Mommy Poppins Philadelphia in a recent concert review. Read the review here.
Here’s a live video clip from our performance at Ocean County Library’s main Toms River branch in summer 2016:
We have performed at Summer Reading program celebrations and Sunday afternoon family time concerts. Typically we can provide the full band on an evening or weekend, while I can perform solo or in a duo on a weekday, which makes for a good Mommy-and-Me event.
Our songs are inspired by my experience with my wife/co-lyricist, Amy as we raise our daughter, who’s now almost 3 years old. Accordingly, the music really gets the pre-schoolers and Kindergartners dancing, but it also has been known to delight kids of all ages, including infants and teens. A song like “Five Sea Lions” teaches a toddler to count down from 5 while teaching a grade schooler the biological and evolutionary differences between sea lions and seals – all to a sunny Reggae beat. This song is on our Parents’ Choice® Approved album “Everyone’s Invited!”
We’re flexible to work within your budget for the right balance between cost per attendee and the kind of experience you want to offer. Price is mostly affected by factors like number of musicians, length of performance, equipment required, corporate sponsorship availability and driving distance from Montclair, NJ. We believe public budget constraints should never be a reason for a library concert not to happen.
We’d love to hear from you about an opportunity to perform. Please tell us about your library and your needs. Fill out the form below, call 201-838-1205 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org