John Hadfield’s first CD, Monkeys in the House, won three Children’s Music Web Awards and inspired a live music / variety show that John has performed for literally zillions of children and families. Robot Monkey Head continues the tradition of quality original music for children of all ages, with trademark John Hadfield / Geri Smith songwriting that combines unique lyrics, outstanding musical arrangements, and zany sing-along fun.
"Eastern Washington State will never be the same again after being exposed to Stink Monkey."
Carlos Alden -- The Nacho Celtic Hour, KPBX-FM Spokane WA
“I’d like to spend an afternoon in John’s brain.”
Steve Marshall -- Rubber Chicken Radio, Tokyo Japan
"Highly entertaining, brilliant and fun. To summarize, we love this record."
Amy Davis -- Children's Music Critic (The Lovely Mrs. Davis Tells You What to Think)
"Everyone enjoyed you, and my three year old is delighting us with spontaneous renditions of Stink Monkey and the bean song. Her Grandparents will be impressed."
Larry Groce --- public radio's Mountain Stage
“You should write a musical – the costumes would be insane.”
David Sedaris -- NPR humorist and best selling author
John Hadfield is an international performer who graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Russian Language and chose to do his graduate work at the Ringling Bros. Clown College. He has performed at Disneyland, the White House, the National Theater, the World Café Live, The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, the China International Children's Festival, and Magic Land in Bangkok, Thailand.
He sings, he dances, he juggles, he stands on his head. He dresses as a Russian ballerina and smashes dishes, does a ventriloquism act with a live dummy, travels with a mind-reading dog, and tours the East coast performing a science show and variety shows for elementary school aged kids and senior citizens. He ski races and has a black belt in aikido.
His music is wacky and sometimes educational - always fun and original.