What in the world is that, way up in the sky? A Bird? A Plane? A Unicorn? A Unicorn-Pegasus! No... It’s Play Date! Soaring through time and space to win the hearts of kids, parents and magical creatures everywhere! Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate are bringing their love of music to kids at the speed of sound!
Play Date is an award-winning kindie music band that consists of husband-and-wife duo Greg Attonito, lead vocals and founding member of punk rock legends, The Bouncing Souls (1989-Present) and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate. The duo began by releasing the children’s book I Went for a Walk (Creative Child's 2014 Preferred Choice Award) and touring the US doing author/illustrator readings while playing music for kids across the country (SFChronicle). This sprang the concept for Play Date. Inspired by their love of music, creativity and adventure, Greg and Shanti have created top-drawer music for the whole family with their album, Imagination (2014 Parents' Choice Award & Creative Child's 2014 Seal of Excellence Award.) “There's always been a strong sense of self-discovery and independence in good kids' music, and Play Date's album, Imagination has that for the punk rocker in training.” -Stefan Shepherd, NPR. These upbeat, euphonious, well-crafted songs will delight your ears and have you singing and dancing with or without your kids in no time. In addition to touring throughout the country, Play Date’s song, XYZ was featured in Nordstrom’s 2014 Back to School campaign, The A to Z Life. They continue to be active and featured performers at family concerts, performing arts centers, schools, libraries and music festivals such as Austin City Limits Festival, Treefort Music Fest, Yo Gabba Gabba Live, Kindiecomm and Lollapalooza.
There’s the esteem-boosting anthem Rad (“I’m Rad because I like to draw everything that I can see, I’m RAD because I like ME!”); and the empowering messages in Anyone Can Sing and Imagination which encourage singing from the heart and tapping the limitless imagination that lives in all of our hearts. The playful, educational rock-steady rhythm of The Number Song tells the story of how “One, won the race of numbers.” And Dance Like A Monster will inspire kids from six to 60 to… well… Dance like a monster! What ever the subject, tempo, rhythm or rhyme you’ll be singing while you Dance Like a Monster in no time!
All of this and much more. So grab a friend, tune your imagination to the key of awesome and buckle up before we take off – it’s time for Play Date!
Imagination is set to be released in a colored vinyl/digital download format by Dec 2014 to satisfy those vinyl record loving souls!