July 12, 2011

Recess Monkey CD Review

“These kids’ songs are … awesome!  … There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” – USA Today

“RECESS MONKEY:  If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers — Jack Forman, Daron Henry and Drew Holloway  — are the city's breakout stars.” – Time magazine

“RECESS MONKEY, The Final Funktier:  The clever trio kick it space-age style on a boppy set with songs like ‘Ukulalien’ and “Beat-Box-a-Robot’ that future astronauts will find irresistibly fun. ★★★★” – People  magazine

“BEST KIDS’ CDs OF THE DECADE:  This trio of Seattle teachers (who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in children's music.”  –AOL ParentDish


The three members of Recess Monkey, teachers who met while working at the same Seattle school, shared a genuine enthusiasm for a grad school project that morphed into their 2005 debut release Welcome to Recess Monkey Town. This was followed by another popular (and zoologically correct) hit, Aminal House.  The teachers — Jack Forman a.k.a Mustachio, Daron Henry a.k.a. Professor Pinstripe, and Drew Holloway a.k.a. Super Cheese — made history with their next release, Wonderstuff, the first double CD children’s album produced from material generated at a kids’ summer camp workshop. Likewise, 2008’s Tabby Road, 2009’s Field Trip, and 2010’s The Final Funktier each came from real life children’s experiences. 

RECESS MONKEY in Performance
Highlights – Spring/Summer 2011
                                  
June 18  Mt. Baker Center – CD RELEASE SHOW!  Seattle, WA
April 23   Off Broadway    St. Louis, MO
May 15    92Y Tribeca   New York, NY
July 3      Top of the Park   Ann Arbor, MI
July 16    World Café Live at The Queen  Wilmington, DE
July 19 - 23  Wolf Trap Theatre in the Woods residencey  Vienna, VA
July 24 - 25  Long Island Children’s Museum  Garden City, NY
July 26    The Colonial Theatre  Phoenixville, PA


Funky folk meets Calypso blues with a little country and 1950's muse thrown into the mix to give it a flavourable sound!

With great tunes such as Sidekick, Grandmom's House and Flying, you and your children are sure to find something to enjoy listening to!!

We loved the rockin' blues tunes that emanates wholesome and family friendly sounds from the fourteen songs found on the Recess Monkey CD.  Each of the songs reminding you of a positive outlook in life you should adhere to.  With your trusty superhero cape your taken on a whimsical musical journey into childhood where the outcome leaves you singing and tapping your toes, gathering a loved one and letting yourself go.

The CD gives you fourty-five minutes and fifty-one seconds of musical bliss that you can enjoy at home, in the car or at the beach.  Check out their sound and listen for yourself...


Or stop by the RECESS MONKEY website and have a look around!

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! ** 

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