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Moods: Mood: Fun Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive Folk: Children's Folk Rock: Roots Rock Kids/Family: Children's Pop

By Location
United States - Mass. - Boston

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Wayne Potash

Singer/songwriter Wayne Potash has released six fun albums for children. He leads the Music Fun Band in performances around New England, including radio and television appearances. 2010's "A Day In The Life" was rated in the top five kids' releases by About.com. His new album Yes! is slated for release on February 16, 2013.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Wayne began performing with many Boston groups and joined the power-pop band X-Dreams who received airplay around the US and Europe. Brett Milano called their first release "without a doubt the gem of the month." Wayne's song "Dogs in Outer Space" had already won over audiences in the Boston club scene, but it was a surprise hit at a preschool solo performance. Parents requested recordings of the songs he sang with the children, and he released his first kids' album. He hosted "The Midday Show" at Boston's Children's Hospital while working for the Community Music Center of Boston. He received the Marilla MacDill Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Service, while playing over a hundred family shows a year, he put out his second album “Music Fun,” played with the blues/rock Hackmasters, and The Winiker Big Band.

Yodel For A Fish, was his first CD to get nationwide airplay on children's radio shows and was followed by the stripped-down Living Room Demos (only available on Wayne's website). Parents’ Choice Award winning “Don't Forget the Donut” followed with many fine Boston musicians including Tad Hitchcock on guitar, fiddler Amy Basse, and Alizon Lissance on accordion and piano. 2010's “A Day In The Life” definitely gives a nod to The Beatles. Just listen to “After My Bath,” “Clean Down” or the McCartney-esque “I’m Going.” This is a mini-opera about the day in the life of a little kid with 24 all-original songs.

Wayne currently provides music programs for over a dozen schools and maintains a busy performing schedule. He lives with his wife Sherrill, their two boys Noah and Jordan, and Jimmy and Missy the cats in Easton, MA.