My name is Bill Currier and I'm a working musician in the Greater Philadelphia area. I've played original and cover material all over the country in several bands including "The Numbers" and "The Flamin' Caucasians" (You can check my bio out on www.wekidsrock.com) and now I play mostly music for small children and their parents.
When my sons were toddlers I took them to a children's music class. I was skeptical but soon saw how much they loved it and how they really wanted to go to the class each week. They got so much out of it and we really had fun together. It turned out that I knew one of the teachers from playing in area bands and she offered me a part time job teaching the classes. I was really excited to do it especially after seeing the reaction in my 2 year old.
A few years later I started my own program called We Kids Rock for small children and parents. Along with doing the classes I recorded 3 CDs of original and traditional Children’s songs arranged in classic rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, punk and reggae styles. I had a blast and got to play and record with allot of great musicians. Some I knew already and some I met through recording the material. The CDs were a huge hit with the kids and parents. We won 3 national awards and got some really nice reviews.
You can check out the CDs at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WeKidsRock. For more info go to www.wekidsrock.com let me know what you think.
The We Kids Rock band is me and 3, sometimes 4 gifted musicians that I'm lucky to be able to play with. Our main goal is to play the songs from our CDs live among others and put on the best show that we can for kids and families.
In addition to the songs on the CDs, we play songs by the Beatles Bruce Springsteen, Michael Franti and even the Black Keys. We love it when the kids get to see their parents have a little fun.
Please come out and see the band. We think you'll enjoy it.
Here are some of the people who played on the CDs.
Guest musicians on We Kids Rock's cds include: Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers, Johnny Neel Band), Skip Dennenberg (“Having a Ball” released and sold by the Philadelphia Phillies), Simon Illa (R&B Producer) and Marc Moss (production credits include David Bromberg, Nik Everett and Cliff Hillis). Wally Smith of Quincy.Hank Carter from George Thorogood and The Destroyers
We Kids Rock’s first cd, "Everybody Clap Your Hands" was released in January 2007. We Kids Rock's NAPPA award winning second cd, "Let The Sun Shine" was released in 2008. "There's A Train..." Released in 2009 Winner of NAPPA Gold and Parent's Choice Award. 2011’s 5 songs About Stink Bugs, Monkeys… is one brand new unreleased track “Stink Bug” and 4 of the most loved songs from our previous three cds. Bill and WKR Band's Old Macdonald Family Band, released in 2014 features original as well as traditional kids/Family classics.
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