Songs For Little Monkeys ...Voted top 10 childrens CD by the New York Post
'Kindie Rock at it's Best' - The Melbourne Herald Sun
'Superstars in the Nursery' - The Melbourne Age
The Mudcakes swing effortlessly from the sounds of the tropics through to 70's funk, surf, classical and bluegrass in a delicious sonic mix that is food for ears young and old.
Nashville musicians Sherry Rich and Rick Plant would sneak out to the studio after putting their baby boy to bed, grab the kazoo, ukulele or banjo and get down to some serious silliness recording these original tunes that celebrate milestones in the first few years of a 'little monkey's life.
Influenced more by The Beatles and Frank Zappa than Walt Disney, the resulting music is alive and organic with some weird percussion and real sound effects that your kids will love. Track one 'Monkey Boy' may even boast the first ever harmonizing ukulele solo!
Check out titles like The Snot Song and Poo Party and you'll find a charming irreverance that is rare in todays kids CD's.
After being whipped into a frenzy by the first nine songs 'Bathtime' will help coax your little monkeys into the bubbles and then 'So Sleepy' and 'Dreamtime' will have them drooling on the pillow in no time. The last track introduces our funky rodent friend, Soul Mouse doing his best Al Green voice for 'Be Good To Your Mama'.
Sherry Rich is a native of Australia - hence her use of 'nappy' instead of diaper - and her music has been widely released on vinyl and CD in Australia, Japan, Europe and the US, beginning with the all girl powerpop band Girl Monstar (1988 - 1993), moving onto her own country rock projects Sherry Rich and the Grievous Angels and Sherry Rich and Courtesy Move ('94 - 98) and most recently with the paisley underground duo The Grapes ('99) and a classic country recording The Rich Family Album ('02)
Titles from her extensive song catalogue have been used in motion picture soundtracks and recorded by major artists in Australia and the US. Go to www.sherryrich.com for more info.
Rick Plant attended the Berklee School of Music in his home town Boston, Mass. before moving to Nashville in the early 90's where he has been a respected member of the music scene working as guitarist and bass player for many fabulous folk ... Buddy and Julie Miller, Walter Hyatt, Allison Moorer, Radney Foster and Emmylou Harris to name but a few.
We hope you also enjoy the finger lickin' talent of guest artists Tammy Rogers (Reba McIntyre band) on fiddle, Byron House (Dixie Chicks) on stand up bass and Bryan Owings (Shelby Lynne band) on drums.