The Jimbolatta Variety Show includes music played on flute and guitar. In addition to music, varieties includes a short juggling routine and bubble sculpture.
This variety show works well for School programs, party entertainment, town events, and fairs.
I hired Jim to come to our program for Pre-K - 5th graders. We discussed "no kiddie songs" because of the older kids. The first song he sang was "Wheels on the Bus" and then continued on with songs that were appropriate for 4 and 5 year olds (brush your neighbors teeth). The latter part of the show with the bubbles was fine for our older ones and they later said the show "got better as it went along", but I would recommend his show for 4 and 5 year olds (or younger) only.
Response from Jimbolatta Variety Show:
I have to say in response to this review that yes, I did agree to not play young kid’s songs and I forgot. The client stayed for maybe ten minutes of the hour plus program. Not once did I hear a negative word from the audience, in fact, they had a grand time learning to juggle, take part in a spontaneous science game that included the entire group of 40+ and the bubble time was extraordinary. One "teacher/assistant" volunteered to take some photos. I saw that they were riffling through my personal iPhone to my dismay. They did not return the iPhone to me personally, but I had to search for it through one of the students. That gives you an idea where the feedback perhaps truly came from, because the reviewer relied more on hearsay.
Going to say about the presentation:
Several students stayed beyond the show time to talk and assist with my packing up. We had a delightful time!
The Jimbolatta Variety Show
I recently on very short notice found by looking online Jimbolatta, upon contacting he was prompt and very accomodating in meeting our needs for a Birthday party. The kids loved the show it did have alot of variety and he really cared about making sure they enjoyed what he was doing during each part of the show! We had kids from ages 3-16 and he found something for all. He did not rush and spent a great deal of time with the kids.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $1 mill - Basic liability
Unions: Guitarists Anonymous
What to Expect
Guitar and flute and vocals, juggling short show, face painting, bubble sculpture or shadow hand puppetry.
James D. Livi, aka, Jimbolatta or Mega Bubble Man, has entertained since the 80's starting with live bands. The Jimbolatta Variety Show was inspired by the composition of many original songs geared towards elementary aged children. Livi has realized there is a very special connection between him and children. Between his humor, love for kids and patience, children are simply drawn to him. His love for music, spontaneous music creation (songs made up on the spot including children's name, etc) and coordinated juggling make for memorable events. The shadow hand puppetry is an "ancient" art of story telling through the "slight of hand". Turn off the lights and see shadows come to life. Livi's Mega Bubble Man Productions company offers phenomenal Bodacious Bubble performances that have taken him into schools, town events and more through the east coast and into Canada. Call Mr Livi for bookings at least 3 months in advance. Discounts apply for multiple shows.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring in sound equipment.
Past Booked Events
|August 24, 2013||Birthday Party|
A. Music only - 45 minutes
B. Music (30 minutes) juggling (5 minutes to 10 minutes)
C. Music (15 minutes) juggling and bubbles (30 to 45 minutes) Small and large bubbles (see website: (link hidden))
D. Roaming Minstrel - 1 to 4 hours
|James D. Livi||Variety Entertainer|
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