Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies
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Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band Folk Children's Music


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"Kids Rock"

Mr. Singer plays to a packed house every week at the Lincoln Park Zoo. His young fans are captivated by his colorful costumes and interactive show. - ABC News John Garcia

"Quote" sounds great! Nice Packaging too. It’s clear that a lot of care went into it. Keep up the great work!...

..You raised the bar so high with your singing Thank you that all I could do to keep up was light my hair on Fire!...
Your Friend,
Dan Zanes
- Dan Zanes

"WLUW Interview"

Mr. Singer and Marius Mustard finish playing
Cartoon Saloon.
SD - “Yeaaaaa! That was great! That was fabulous!
Did you write that?”
MS - “Thank you, yea that’s an original.”
SD - “That was really good!”
SD – “I like the vocabulary.
There are a lot of words in there you want to
lookup or ask your parents what they mean.”
- WLUW Kids Play with Sheila Donlan

"Baby-on-Board Review: Mr. Singer"

We’ve heard rumors that Mr. Singer (with or without his band the Sharp Cookies) was the best around: a talented guitarist whose folksy music set featured music you could bob your head to, a kids’ musician who was more Springsteen and less Old MacDonald. We were not disappointed.
Singer’s clearly a man who loves to perform; he rocked every tune, brandishing his guitar, jumping to the beat and pausing only to use his hokey bandana to wipe his brow. He towered over the more than one hundred assembled to hear him, and somehow exuded a sexy confidence despite his overalls and twirled mustache. The children adored him, and the mamas and nannies in the audience certainly gave him their rapt attention. - the Chicagoist Elizabeth Shapiro

"It's a differnet kind of Kid Rock"

Lots to like about the Sharp Cookies, any band with the Ramones as a major influence is way cool in our book. Besides covering "Rockaway Beach" live, the sharp Cookies dish sweet originals on "Muddy Water Beaver Dam Band."
- Chicago Tribune Lou Carlozo

"Winner 2008 Children's Music Web Awards"

The only children's music awards decided be by kids, proudly names "Muddy Water Beaver Dam Band" by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies Best REcording for School Age Children.


Muddy Water Beaver Dam Band



Entertainer, songwriter and record producer extraordinaire Neil Firstenleit, known and loved as Mr. Singer, grew up in a multicultural family, in Wooster, Ohio. He has since lived and made music in Berlin, Caracas, San Francisco, Athens (Ohio) and now Chicago.

In 2000 Neil received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago where he studied music and sound recording. As both solo performer and leader of the Sharp Cookies, Mr. Singer is now a star on the Chicago family music scene and regularly performs at the city’s most popular venues.