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Twangin' on a guitar! Bangin' on a drum!

 

... play dynamic inspiring uplifting songs for children and families!

 

Their original songs, videos and gigs are lovingly crafted to get 3 to 8-year-olds (and their grown-ups) to dance, move, sing, groove and feel GOOD!

 The band carefully balance entertainment with positive social and personal themes of

hope, respect and identity. 

Their ‘gigs for cool kids’ have thrilled audiences at hundreds of festivals, community events, theatres, libraries, schools and parties since 2008.

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‘Infectious, joyous fun … packed with feel-good songs … perfect for a family audience’

BBC Radio Nottingham

Couldn't recommend them more! Catchy songs with children's themes and adult twists. A truly family musical experience!

Festival organiser

They play gigs!

The songs are brought to life with costumes, props and help from the audience. Future rock stars get onstage with guitars. Expect flying teddy bears, kids (and adults) in vegetable costumes, punk rock pogoing, pirate lessons, and more.

All over the world!

  • 0.6 million YouTube views

  • 'Lend a Friend a Hand' nominated for Roundglass song writing award in New York

  • 'Shine a Light' has been sung in the Arctic Circle

  • 3-week residency (40 shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe

  • Nine albums. Scores of singles

  • Played live to over 200,000 people

  • Performed on Route 66 in Tulsa, USA

  • Family festival favourites

  • Johnny has read a CBeebies bedtime story

 Intelligent, funny, catchy songs ...

kept the adults and kids entertained

Gig parent

Johnny has a PhD in music made for children. He has written a book on the subject called

'Spinning the Child: Musical Constructions of Childhood through Records, Radio and Television' and academic journal articles. He has spoken at international conferences on many aspects of music made for children. Johnny is a leading scholar in the field. He takes children's music seriously!

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