#1 Song ("Educated Kid") on XMKiDs
Album ranked #5 (out of 77 nominated albums) on the 2007 "Fids & Kamily" awards - a consensus of 19 writers, radio programmers, and others involved in the music industry as to the best music for kids and families released during the year.
2007 Lollapalooza Performers
2006 Parents' Choice Award Winners
2005 XMKids Best New Artist Nominees
2004 Parents' Choice Award Winners
"(The Hipwaders) extol the virtues of reading, geometry, and the Dewey Decimal System, but their danceable New Wave-ish pop and lighthearted lyrics keep their messages fun" - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"...brilliantly fun and surprisingly hip songs extolling the touchstones of childlike glee..." - SF BAY TIMES
"...fresh, infectious and insanely danceable...sound(ing) like a cross between the Beatles and Devo" - PARENTMAP.COM
Fronted by songwriter Tito Uquillas, The Hipwaders issued their first children's music album, "The Smile Project" in 2004. The album received a Parent's Choice Award that year and was quickly followed up in 2005 by "The Hipwaders", the band's official debut. The band was nominated by XM Satellite Radio as one of the best new kid's' music acts of 2005 and the album earned another Parent's Choice Award for the band in 2006. In 2007, The Hipwaders were invited to perform at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
The Hipwaders approach of not "talking down" to children has gained them fans of all ages who appreciate music that is fun, upbeat, and rocks!