Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed family music band from Seattle, but we think you're pretty acclaimed too.
"These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you
can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them." – USA Today
"RECESS MONKEY: If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers are the city's breakout stars." – Time Magazine
"RECESS MONKEY, The Final Funktier: The clever trio kick it space-age style on a boppy set with songs like ‘Ukulalien’ and “Beat-Box-a-Robot’ that future astronauts will find irresistibly fun. 4 Stars" – People Magazine
"BEST KIDS’ CDs OF THE DECADE: This trio of teachers (who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in kid's music."
– AOL ParentDish
Drew, Jack and Korum are three teachers who make kid's music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.
Praised by People, Time, USA Today, The New York Times and NPR for their pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited, Recess Monkey is known for prolific album output, high-energy shows and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics that capture the essence of being young. They drink a lot of coffee.
Mindy Thomas from SiriusXM's Kids Place Live says, "These guys are able to tap into elementary school so well that it’s like they never left. In this never-ending nationwide talent show of kid and family music, they are most definitely at the top."
Says Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble.com, "Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we'd just discovered that the Beatles had recorded a ton of kids music 40+ years ago."
Recess Monkey has earned dozens of awards over its twelve year history. Their 2016 Amazon Original Family album "Novelites" was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album. Time Out New York recently named them the #3 Kindie band in America behind the iconic They Might Be Giants and gifted Chicago kid-tunester Justin Roberts.
Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows, Recess Monkey strives to strike a balance between kid-centric ideas and musical authenticity. Lyrically, they weave jokes and puns together with universal childhood themes, speaking to both kids and their parents simultaneously with catchy, melodic songs. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast.