Ready for some rockin', rollin', jammin', good kid's music? Well, here comes The Brian Waite Band! Bursting onto the scene in 2001, they are being played in cars and homes all over the world, and are thrilling audiences everywhere. Maybe it is because of their great musicianship, their love of kids or their hilarious antics. You decide. Check out the award-winning trio that has rocked their way into the hearts of kids and parents alike.
The Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest
“I Like Myself”
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest
“this very energetic album will have children dancing in the aisles.”
- School Library Journal, Feb.2003, pg. 79
“I’m impressed. The songs are first-rate.”
- Dave Zinovenko, WPKN Radio
“Thank you for the great music. We’re running Bumbo and Supercar. Bumbo is hilarious!”
- Kenny Curtis, XM Satellite Radio
"Very well crafted (Bumbo). Good melody and accessibly easy for kids to sing. You don't talk down to them, and the lyric is engaging. You're having a great time and I'm sure it's infectious. You guys do great work. I can't think of a single thing I'd change to make it better. Excellent!!!"
- TAXI, A&R Department
“I will be adding tracks 5,7 & 10 from Musicmaker. Thanks for the great children’s music!”
- Karyn Laudisi, Music Choice Cable Radio
“It’s about time someone has the talent and originality to write music that not only children love but adults love as well. It is positive, encouraging, upbeat, unique, funny and thoroughly WONDERFUL!! Brian really knows children.”
- Music Fan
“Brian Waite knows children! He has compiled songs that not only entertain, but teach and encourage my 3 year old (since he was 1!) and his friends to get up and participate. He chooses themes and words that instill confidence and power in my child. The songs are actually good original music, none of the hokey kid-jingle or ripoff tunes. My husband and I laugh and sing along. (Sometimes I listen without the kids.)”
WHO ARE WE?
We are a professional and innovative children's music group, formed by three, talented dads who love music and children.
Our music has won honors in international contests and is being played by families and on radio stations all over the world.
Our goal is to create high-quality music that is fun and positive for children while, at the same time, gives parents musical performances and genres that they can enjoy as well.
Our show engages the whole family and combines crowd participation, props and hilarious antics with great tunes by our experienced, live band. It is designed for elementary school families and younger.
Our songs come from all genres of music, including jazz, bluegrass, reggae and rock-n-roll, just to name a few.
In 1999, urged by his wife and inspired by the hundreds of children that he taught at his business, Brian Waite sat down with his guitar and began writing children's music. By incorporating his knowledge of children's humor and interests, along with his rock-n-roll background, Brian's songs were popular with both kids and parents. He was soon asked to perform at a benefit for the local children's hospital.
Brian enlisted long-time friend and drummer, Todd Gray, to join him on stage. The two had such a good time performing, and their chemistry was so strong that they decided to team up and put together a band that performed live, energetic music with child-friendly lyrics. All they needed was a groovin’, bass player.
A fan recommended a talented, jazz bassist by the name of Clif Swiggett. Clif auditioned and, because of his amazing musicianship and great personality, he was immediately asked to join the group. The Brian Waite Band was born!
The band has released three albums to critical acclaim. They like to perform in family concert venues and series throughout the Western United States. They also enjoy donating their time and talent to the Special Olympics of Washington. Currently, the Brian Waite Band is writing new songs and gearing up for another, fun concert season.