I located James thru Gig salad while looking for a performer to come to my son's preschool. He was hired as part of a thank you for the children's participation in a community service project and the show was fantastic!
James performed for an hour and the children's attention was captured from the moment he stepped into the room. He told stories, sang songs with various instruments and involved the children throughout his show. There were giggles and squeals of joy as the children danced and participated in the stories.
What I appreciated the most was James' expertise with children of all ages and his ability to ensure his material was appropriate for this age group of children ages 3-5.
Hired as: Children's Music, Storyteller
Response from James McCarthy:
Eleu, the client contact, requested me to include holiday material for this special occasion. I incorporated a theme of giving and sharing. Children participated in echoing me telling a story. They even included to do that after the first story was over.
The show included : an African American carol with percussion, an African legend with abundant audience involvement and drumming (while telling the story); a classic 'finger play' story and the same story adapted for Christmas with singing; hand puppets making up new words to Christmas carols; dancing to "Feliz Navidad" and more. The children were delighted and delightful. I am eager to do more children's performances for all ages.