Twangin' on a guitar. Bangin' on a drum. Look out everybody. HERE WE COME!
Johnny & the Raindrops
play dynamic inspiring uplifting
songs for children & 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.
‘Infectious, joyous fun … packed with feel-good songs … perfect for a family audience’
BBC Radio Nottingham
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.
Couldn't recommend them more! Catchy songs with children's themes and adult twists. A truly family musical experience!
Intelligent, funny, catchy songs... kept the adults and kids entertained
Their songs have been played all over the world!
0.5 million YouTube views
'Lend a Friend a Hand' nominated for Roundglass song writing award in New York
'Shine a Light' sung by children in the Arctic Circle, Germany, New Zealand and elsewhere!
3-week residency (40 shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe
Eight albums. Scores of singles
Played to over 100,000 people
Performed on Route 66 in Tulsa, USA
Family festival favourites
Johnny has read a CBeebies bedtime story
By the way: 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' as well as publishing academic chapters, reports and journal articles. He has spoken at international conferences in Norway, the USA (x3), Spain, Ireland, etc. on many aspects of music made for children. Johnny is a leading scholar in the field and takes children's music very seriously!