Monday, August 25, 2014


Recess Monkey monkeyhands photo credit Kevin Fry


WHEN: Saturday, October 4, 4:45 PM
WHERE: Chessie Jam Children's Music Fest, Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $25 until Sept. 1. $27.50 Sept. 1 through Oct. 3. $30 day of show.
INFO: 443-292-4064 or the Chessie Jam website

Inspired by the breathtaking creativity and inventiveness of today's DIY kids, kindie music icon Recess Monkey celebrates "maker" culture with the band's eleventh studio recording, Wired. Recess Monkey's Wired Tour brings the rocking trio of Seattle teachers to Baltimore for a high-voltage, all ages show.

Families should be ready for more disco dancing, knock-knock jokes and insanely catchy sing-alongs than you can shake a drumstick at, with every song powered by Recess Monkey's trademark, pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited. In addition to a healthy charge of "gadget rock" tunes from Wired like "Take Your Kid To Work Day," "Wired," "Skee Ball," and "Brick by Brick," Recess Monkey will offer a "greatest hits" collection of singable, danceable, thinkable, and dreamable songs from nine year's worth of over-the-top previous albums.

Kids and their grownups will zoom around with Jack Forman, Drew Holloway, and Korum Bischoff on "Jet Pack," pull on their "Moon Boots" for a space-age, zero gravity moon bounce, laugh at the most outrageous knock-knock jokes on "Knocktopus," rip into a foot-stomping hoedown with "Flapjacks," and pop around the dance floor while the band gets popping on "Popcorn."

Watch Recess Monkey in action on their Youtube channel HERE.

RECESSMONKEY3 photo credit Kevin Fry 72dpiWhen not rocking out with Recess Monkey, Jack Forman serves as a popular on-air personality on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, where his daily call-in show, Live From the Monkey House, is a hysterical mashup of game show segments, kid callers, special musical guests, and the best kids' and family music out there! Jack is really excited about greeting his Live From the Monkey House fans "up close and personal" after the Chessie Jam show.

Putting a razor-sharp, fantastical edge on the sense of wonder and exploration that's at the heart of "the everyday lives of kids," Recess Monkey weaves puns, jokes, stories, and shenanigans into its shows. No play on words is too much of a stretch, and no rhyming schemes are too out of bounds for the group's genre-bending cascade of catchy ditties that NPR described as "inventive, brilliant, multilayered." Audiences unanimously hail Recess Monkey's live shows "a great way to spend an hour rocking out!"

Ten Recess Monkey songs have reached #1 on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live chart. Time Magazine celebrated Recess Monkey's "tight, smart, acclaimed original songs ... and seriously grooving funk." Explained kids' music authority Stefan Shepherd (, "Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we'd just discovered that The Beatles had recorded a ton of kids' music 40+ years ago."

Wired is available at,,,,, iTunes,, Silver Platters, Sonic Boom Records, and Barnes & Noble.

"THE BEST KIDS' ALBUMS NOW! The perfect soundtrack for a beach weekend." — People Magazine

"These kids' songs are awesome! There are bands you can't go wrong with, and this is one of them." — USA TODAY

"THE GENRE'S TOP STARS: If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of teachers are the city's breakout stars."— Time