Chibi Kodama brings family life to rock and roll.
A family of 7, they've turned their hobby of making rip-roaring rock for fun into an unflinching expression of their life together. Offering both big and loud, as well as acoustic, pub style sing alongs, Chibi brings interactive magic wherever they go.
Singing about the struggles of growing up, they utilize tough themes to create a big ol' celebration of all the beauty that we have within us.
Full electric shows incorporate ribbon streamers, parachute play and loads of dancing.
Acoustic shows are free-form and interactive, turning rock tunes into belt-it-out pub style sing-alongs for parties, libraries and more.
Price Range: $400-$2000
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
For big, loud electric shows - We love performing in wide, rich stereo, maximizing the sounds we've worked hundreds and hundreds of hours to make. We play along with backing tracks, which provides us a great deal of diversity and mobility.
It's a sort of 1/2 volume rock show (but still good and loud), making it a little more suitable for smaller venues and little ones. (Even though we sing about a lot of tween-ager topics, we find the toddlers really get their fists pumping to the beats)
The show is very interactive, and usually we'll kick it off with a dance party in order to get the kids out of their boxes. We love participation, and the kids are FAR more likely to join in if they've already gotten their bashfulness out of the way.
We encourage "air-guitars" - We love it when we're able to bring ribbon streamers and get the kids magically dancing along to the beat.
Often times our girls will hop down from the stage in order to get the kiddos dancing along with the music between their singing duties. Some songs are choreographed, others are loose and wild.
And, as a finale, we love to bring out a giant parachute and get everyone involved with the climax of the show! All in all, we like to leave the families we perform for with some magic and encouragement that there is hope for families to love each other and stick together.
As far as tech goes - We have our own sound setup that is perfect for what we do, and can reasonably handle a gym sized venue at a reasonable volume, and has even handled a soccer field once. Families liked this because they were able to move around and find where the volume was comfortable for them.
Set times are best at 45 minutes, though we can stretch to an hour if needed. It's also not uncommon for us to wind up in Q & A sessions after the show.
Acoustic shows - these are belt-it-out good time.
Our big rockers translate pretty well into a free-form, pub-style sing along. We can move around, joke around, and all in all keep everyone engaged and participating.
These are really easy to pull off with no sound at all, making it very easy to gather folk in and let everyone be comfortable and entertained.
We really like to take time to discuss the content of the songs, laugh, tell stories and just be ourselves for all to see.
In 2013 this started as a hobby to make music for our daughters. We wanted to make big, encouraging rock that talked about what they, the tweens and younger were going through.
Now it's become an unflinching expression of our family life together. There's 7 of us, and with that, comes a lot of emotional struggle and baggage. We work hard to turn that into victorious songs that will rock for young and old alike.
As dad (that's me!) I write music that *I* actually want to listen to. No wheels-on-the-bus stuff here, it's huge guitars, big beats and synths. I love sound.
Over the last 4 years we've been fine tuning, reworking and learning how to do this and express our love for each other and life itself.
Along side of this, however, is the fact that our family has gone through some major tragedy and trauma in the past few years. This has caused us to write about very real topics that we believe every family wrestles with and can relate to.
We won't shy away from hitting the dark corners of family life, especially in order to show that there *IS* light at the end of the tunnel if you're willing to go all the way through it.
We've found that doing our concerts in a variety of ways keeps things fun and diverse for us. Our electric shows bring a joyful magic full of rich sounds, dancing, ribbon streamers and such.
Acoustic shows are a great, free-form method for us to connect with folk and turn big rockers into playful, belt-it-out banter with our audience.
We hope we'll be able to bring the fun to you!
Additional Booking Notes
As there are 7 of us, it's nice to have at least about 15-20 feet side to side to move.
We also have banners for the sides of the stage to add to the experience.
5 Vocal mics - And one pretend mic for the 4-year-old who really likes to join in, but usually loses interest and starts dancing 2 songs in.
Stereo 1/4 input for backing tracks. Controlled remotely via bluetooth from a device.
1 mic for guitar amp (do not run direct, it alters the sound far too much)
Past Booked Events
|August 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Kids Corner - Knoxville TN|
|July 29, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||P's & Q's at ArtsQuest - Bethlehem PA|
|July 25, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Acoustic at Elk Coffee - Brooklyn|
|July 22, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Live at Maplewood Gazebo - Maplewood NJ|
|July 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Kidchella Music Festival w/ The Not-Its!|
Different Like Me
Acting Like We Don't
Between Main Street and Neverland
Beginning of the End
Straight On Till Morning
Once Again... With Feeling
Influences & Inspiration
Weezer, Green Day, The Not-Its!, Sugar Free Allstars, Jimmy Eat World, The Singing Lizard, They Might Be Giants
Stereo 1/4 inch input
Guitar amp mic
5 vocal mics
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