Performances and song writing workshops from Johnny and the Raindrops.
The Nottingham-based band have been thrilling audiences since 2008 with their 'gigs for cool kids', playing inspiring, life-affirming original music for children and families. Songs from their seven albums are brought to life with costumes, props and a whole heap of help from the audience. Kids can rock out onstage with wooden guitars. Others can get dressed as fruit, vegetables, cats and superheroes. Everyone can learn a few things at Pirate School. Watch out for the flying teddy bears during ‘I’m in the Washing Machine’.
Johnny and the Raindrops have performed highly acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Wheee! International Children’s Festival and at hundreds of festivals, theatres and schools all over the UK and beyond. Johnny has performed his set of Woody Guthrie’s children’s songs in the USA and elsewhere!
The band’s lovingly crafted songs have been played on radio and TV all over the world. Songs such as ‘Everybody’s Body is Different’, ‘What’s the Time?’ and ‘Be Yourself’ carefully balance entertainment with positive social and personal themes of hope, respect and diversity.
‘Lend a Friend a Hand’ was nominated for a Roundglass songwriting award in New York. ‘Animals in Danger’ and ‘Shine a Light’ have been sung by schools and community groups in the Arctic Circle, Germany, New Zealand and elsewhere.
Singer and songwriter Johnny (AKA Dr Liam Maloy) has a PhD in music made for children. His book and other publications make him one of the leading scholars in the field of children’s music.
‘Infectious, joyous fun … packed with feel-good songs …
perfect for a family audience’. BBC Radio.
'‘Intelligent, funny, catchy songs with children’s themes and adult twists.
A truly family music experience’. Nottingham Post