Birthday Parties, Library Programs, Camps, School Assemblies, Author Visits, Outdoor Festivals, Church Events, and more! Silly Joe is a singer, songwriter, author, and performer offering programs for young children, school aged children, and family events. Highly interactive and very entertaining, Silly Joe keeps the audience involved. Kids play rubber chickens, fly like superheroes, swim with sharks, and dance with underwear on their heads. Sometimes the grown ups get involved too. Author of "Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck that Wouldn't Stop" and several award winning music CD's, Silly Joe will be get everyone involved, laughing, and interacting at your next event.
Silly Joe came for my son's 2nd birthday party, and entertained a room full of mixed aged kids from 2-7 with a great response! Even the adults got in on the fun, including all the police officers (who ended up with underwear on their heads! lol). All the guests said how much fun they had, and enjoyed a different bit of entertainment at the party, and asked for his contact info, and the website how i found him! Thank you so much Silly Joe for your professionalism, taking the time to introduce yourself to the kids there beforehand and giving us a good time!!!
Meghan, Jim and Markus
Joe was great. He had a great sense of how to get the kids involved and how to get the grownups being silly. His music was perfect for a party - great tunes with his own fun lyrics. All the kids were bopping and being sharks - and everyone had underwear on their heads. And On top of all that - he is a good guy. Would happily have hm back!
Response from Silly Joe Sings!:
Thank you so much Jen! I had a great time with your family and friends!
What to Expect
I get people to interact and have fun together. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone gets involved. Before we are done, you will sing like a princess, quack like a duck, swim with sharks, walk the plank, and dance with underwear on your head. Expect to sing, to laugh, to dance, and create a lot of memories.
I never planned any of this.
I was working at Camp JCC when the song guy said he wasn’t coming back. I said, “Jeff, you can’t quit. Who will sing for the kids?” “You will,” he said. “I can sing,” I said, “but I can’t play.” “You’ll learn,” he said. And I did.
My wife bought me a guitar for Christmas. I got an old chord book and struggled through “This Land Is Your Land.” When I realized I was stuck with the job, I started to look for more material. I listened to a bunch of kids’ music, hated most of it, and decided to write my own songs. My own family was my muse. They said and did funny things all the time. All I had to do was write it down.
That summer I went back to camp with “The Underwear Song,” “Timmy Had a Tiger,” “Are We There Yet?” and a dozen others. Songs for the camp shows followed. Some like, "I Wanna Be a Superhero!" and “My Big Dumb Hairy Brother,” became camp standards. I started singing for the toddlers, tots, and seniors. I got a nickname from the kids. Then their parent’s started inviting me to birthday parties. Silly Joe was born.
Since then I’ve recorded several records, written about 15 musicals for camps and churches, written two novels, and a dozen children’s stories. When Schiffer Books called, a book contract followed.
“Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck that Wouldn’t Stop,” is the first Silly Joe story published by Schiffer Books. We have a whole series of stories called “Tales from Sweet Street.” We've started to make plans.
I keep a busy schedule of shows for schools, camps, libraries, and private parties, and I offer workshops for students and teachers on everything from creative writing to how to prevent bullying. And when I’m not doing those things, you can still find me teaching high school English at Concord High School and working at Camp JCC in the summers.
Our family is growing up, but our kids are funny as ever. They still say outrageous things, and we still sing “Grow if You Must” every time they pass another milestone. With any luck, they’ll keep inspiring new material until the grandkids take over. As serendipitous as the first ten years have been, who knows where we’ll go next? Are we there yet? Definitely not. Thanks for joining us for the trip!
- See more at: http://www.sillyjoe.net/bio/#sthash.xiWwjlU7.dpuf
Past Booked Events
|October 15, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 23, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Grand Opening|
|May 29, 2016||Birthday (Child)|
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