Mindy Hester & The Time Outs
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Mindy Hester & The Time Outs

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Comedy Children's Music


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Cookie Magazine, July-August 2006

"Mindy Hester plunders the melodies of famous songs to create clever parodies. The title track sends up Neil Young; a Bon Jovi hit celebrates newly mobile toddlers; a Johnny Cash riff becomes a song about crayons. Lots of fun for rock-savvy parents." - Conde Nast Publications

"C'mon, you have to love the title of this CD- that seamlessly melds pertinent kiddie lyrics into classic rock tunes." - John Wood-Parenthood.com


"Juice Box Hero" ( February 2011)
WINNER OF 2 KID'S MUSIC AWARDS FOR BEST SONG- "Welcome To The Jungle Gym" and "Monster in the Closet".

"Keep on Rockin' in the Pre-School" (2006)

"Mindy's Box of Sunshine" (2005)

"Keep On Rockin In The Pre-School" songs for little rockers, and "Box Of Sunshine" are available at www.cdbaby.com/hester2, iTunes, Amazon and lots others...

Her new single, "Snoozer" and "Milk Mustache" and "Cake" available for download now on ITunes and at CD Baby.



Rock is here to stay with Chicago children's musician Mindy Hester and her band Mindy Hester & The Time Outs! With her unique brand of rock music for the little ones, Mindy's music features original parodies that the cool kids will be singing for years.

After graduating from Chicago's The Theatre School at DePaul University in 1992, Mindy moved out to L.A. and enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry with a variety of live theatre, television and film roles including The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Family Matters, Cupid and a role in the feature film Rudy. Her entire professional acting resume can be views online at www.imdb.com/mindyhester.

Returning home to Chicago in 1998, Mindy began teaching at the prestigious Old Town School of Folk Music as an instructor in the adult guitar and Wiggleworms children's music programs. As a single mom, Mindy soon discovered her passion for creating a unique brand of kid's music that parents alike could enjoy. Joined by band members Dean Harris on drums and Noah Samuels on bass, Mindy and The Time Outs energetic and hilarious live performances fuse traditional kid's music with originals and rock parodies to get kids of all ages on their feet.

Mindy's recent performances include:

*The Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN 1.15.2011
*The Kohl Children's Museum, Chicago 2007-2010, including New Years Eve show every year!
*Blues Bar 10/23/2010
*The University of Chicago Children's Center 8/17/2010
*On The Waterfront Festival, Rockford, IL 2009
* Chicago's Navy Pier
*Wicker Park's West Fest 2006-2010
*Wicker Park Kid's Fest 2010
*Invited to perform in the Kid's Showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference 2007 & 2008 in Memphis, TN.
*JUF Book Buddies, Passover with The Frogs at The Peggy Notebart Museum in 2010
*Rockin Mom's Podcast- December 2006

"My influences are as wide as my personal musical tastes. I dream to create music that blends real rock & roll and pop music with the salt and spirit of Jim Henson, the wild abandon of Iggy Pop, the playful spirit and integrity of "Jack's Big Music Show" and the pulse pounding excitement of a Super Monster Truck-Pull. My favorite children's musical acts include The Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Ralph Covert, Justin Roberts, Laurie Berkner, TMBG."