Twangin' on a guitar. Bangin' on a drum. Look out everybody. HERE WE COME!
Johnny and the Raindrops
have been making music for children and their grown-ups since 2008. The band's original, engaging and uplifting songs are lovingly crafted to get folks jumping, smiling and thinking.
Their ‘gigs for cool kids’ have thrilled audiences at hundreds of festivals, community events, theatres, libraries, schools, parties and gigs. Songs from their seven albums are brought to life with costumes, props and a whole heap of help from the audience. Future rock stars get onstage with guitars, tambourines and shakers. Expect flying teddy bears, kids in vegetable costumes, punk rock pogoing, pirate lessons, cats in windows, a giant chocolate bar, an enormous clock and more.
‘Infectious, joyous fun … packed with feel-good songs … perfect for a family audience’
BBC Radio Nottingham
Johnny has a PhD in music made for children. He has written an academic book on the subject called 'Spinning the Child: Musical Constructions of Childhood through Records, Radio and Television' and other journal articles. He has spoken at international conferences on many areas of children's music. He is a leading scholar in the field.
Intelligent, funny, catchy songs... kept the adults and kids entertained
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Their songs have been played in schools and homes all round the world. 'Lend a friend a hand' was nominated for the Roundglass song writing award in New York. 'Shine a light' has been sung by school children in the Arctic Circle, Germany and New Zealand!
Raindrops' songs have appeared on TV shows in the UK and the USA as well as global radio stations.
Band members deliver music workshops and lessons to children. Johnny specialises in working with children with additional needs.
Brilliant at involving all ages. Highly recommended!
Community event organiser
Couldn't recommend them more! Best rock songs with children's themes but adult twists in them: a truly family musical experience!