Big Bang Boom is a pop/rock music trio that plays parent-friendly children's music. After 20 years touring clubs and playing parties, Chuck Folds (younger brother of Ben Folds), Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker decided to expand their horizons and play for parents who have had enough of Barney, The Wiggles, and Kidz Bop. Big Bang Boom is kids' music with a pop sensibility, aimed at being something that parents can enjoy and feel good about letting their kids listen to and see live.
Established in early 2007, Big Bang Boom has released 3 CD's of original music; been invited to play the prestigious Kidzapalooza stage at Lollapalooza, the kids stage at Hangout Fest, The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA) and Tosco Music Party; been a regular attraction at several Children's Museums; run the Big Bang Boom Rock Star Summer Music Camp; and played countless elementary and pre-schools.
Their 3rd CD, Because I Said So! was named in the top children's music CD's of the year (2012) by "Fids & Kamily" (a big "kindie" blog). The band was a top 10 requested song of the year by WXPN Kids in Philadelphia, the longest-running kids radio program in the US, and they also played the station's 25th anniversary. They have even been compared to U2 by Parenting Magazine!
Big Bang Boom plays children's favorites as well as their own original songs for kids. The live show is high-energyand demands that the crowd (the kids AND parents) get involved. From getting the kids on stage to join the "Spongebob Chorus" to the parents vs. the kids hokey pokey challenge, Big Bang Boom has established the mantra, "There is no sitting down at a Big Bang Boom show!" Their songs have won accolades in the John Lennon, USA, International, and Great American Songwriting Contests.
"Big Bang Boom lives up to their name as they put on a highly-energetic, interactive concert as part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration event in February 2013 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. Their songs are so well-received by our listeners that we were happy to include Big Bang Boom on our 25th anniversary celebration CD!"
"We loved having Big Bang Boom in the Park! Their enthusiasm for the music and undeniable stage presence had kids (and parents!) clapping, dancing and singing along."
"Their music is current and relevant and the moms and dads were groovin’ on the band just as much as the kids. Kids “get” their music and Big Bang Boom’s interactive show, mixed with great hooks, and excellent musicianship made them one of the most enjoyed acts of these festivals." -Producer for Kidzapalooza (Lollapalooza), Hang Out Fest, Kindiefest
"If you like U2, then listen to Big Bang Boom. These former focker dads are creating kids' music you won't be embarassed to blast on the carpool line."
"The kids LOVED them. The guys were wonderful to work with! I would definitely recommend them to others. The kids had so much fun! They loved watching their teachers do the Hokey Pokey contest too. Heck, I even did it. The kids all know me so they thought it was funny. I would consider bringing them back in a few years."
"Everyone had a fit over Big Bang Boom. We are definitely interested in bringing them back, and we'd like to put them on a bigger stage next time around."
"Everything was great! Nice turn-out - love having them in Tulsa, and I hope to have them come back."
"Our experience with Big Bang Boom, Chuck and the guys, was nothing less than exceptional. Professional upon arrival and load-in, extremely cooperative and accommodating to an outdoor venue, engaging and good spirit. The concert itself was phenomenal. Five star all the way."
They were really a pleasure to work with. Their energy and talent getting the audience to participate was amazing. They are just contagious! They got the smaller audiences just as excited as the largest one. It's always fun to see Grampa doing the hokey-pokey!
The guys were great! They were very flexible & easy to work with. They sounded great! The music definitely added to the atmosphere for our event, and we had a good turn out. Big Bang Boom was one of the better music performers we have had.
The music was just as entertaining for parents as for children