The Trummytones was hands down my favorite band to see yet at a Hip Tot. Ok, I will admit, I’ve been a Vinny Nobile fan for way longer than I’ve known the word Kindie. I must have seen Bim Skala Bim perform dozens of times. So when Vinny approached me to tell me that he was in on the Kindie bandwagon I couldn’t wait to book them!
Lets just start with the instruments. What kid wouldn’t want to see a tuba, trombone, accordion, sax, ukelele and drums right before their eyes… ALL AT ONE TIME! Not only that but the accordion is ORANGE and the guy who plays it you might have just seen him the other day on the L train platform playing that squeeze box with all his might. They also invited one of Hip Tot’s faves, Amelia Robinson, creator of Mil’s Trills and electric ukelele player extraordinaire!
Not only did we have a stellar performance by The Trummytones, we had Betsy Bird, one if the most awesome story tellers in NY, read her new book Giant Dance Party. And not only did she read it, she danced and wore the most awesome aqua blue leg warmers ever!
Needless to say the show was a blast and I too had lots of fun tearing up the rug!
This Sunday, Mother’s Day, ska legend Vinny Nobile and his crew of kindie rockers will bring new sound to the Hip Tot stage. A combination of ska, reggae, zydeco and funk will be sure to get everyone moving. Wait till the kids see the trombone, tuba, ukelele, sax. drums and accordion!
The pictures are here from the last show with Rolie Polie Guacamole! Check out the great shots by our resident photographers Beth Eisgrau-Heller and Edward Kay on our facebook page. If you have pictures of your own feel free to post them on our page or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them for you!
After hearing concerns about the times of the performances we’ve decided to try something a little different. For this months Hip Tot Music Fest with Rolie Polie Guacamole, we’ve decided to start the show a little earlier and add another set in case your little one’s nap schedule doesn’t quite fit our original schedule. Let us know what you think!
The number of family shows for children is certainly expanding and the caliber of the performers is heightening. This is a wonderful time to experience music with your child. Take advantage and go check out some shows!