Silly Joe Sings
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The best kept secret in music

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Wonderfully irreverent, Silly Joe (aka Joseph Consiglio) delights in his ability to write music from a child's point of view of the world. He performs the majority of the vocals, accompanied by 14 musicians who play blues guitar, country fiddle, ukulele, steel drums, and the like on there original pop and country tunes. The songs revel in stereotypes that might offend thos not able to laugh at themselves. For instance, "Dad's Car" celebrates the messiness and comfort found in some dads' lack of vehicular housekeeping ("It's not like mom's van; not exactly spic and span"). The slightly military "Princess in Training" raises a sparkly little tiera to each and every dramatic young girl with a royal attitude. In the wonderfully sarcastic title song, "Poor Gil" (the family fish who was found floating belly-side up in his bowl) has "a burial at se, and now I think of him when I have to pee." Other family pets are paid homage in "Dumb Dog" ("he's a dumb dog, but he's my dog") and "Big Fat Cat." Heavily infused with humor and sarcasm, this title is not for the faint of heart, but will be enjoyed by those comfortable poking a little fun at family life. Perfect for family listening and laughing.
--Kristen Martindale - School Libraries Journal


Discography

Silly Joe Sings Silly Songs: a full length CD of songs
Poor Gil and Other Stories: a full length CD of songs, winner of the Children's Web Music Award for Best New Artist
Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck that Wouldn't Stop: a CD of two stories
All songs and stories are posted on CD Baby

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Children's music drives me crazy. Most of it is written from the perspective of adults with primitive sounds--case in point, the Wiggles' "Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy." The song is an advertisment for good nutrition rendered as a mind numbing jingle. My kids love rock and roll, and aren't interested in lyrics about good nutrition. They have their own thoughts. I began writing children's songs when I realized my own children needed a voice. I wanted to capture their attitudes, their frustrations, their joys, and their sense of humor, all with engaging melodies, harmonies and instrumentation. The goal is sophistacated family music with a healthy sense of humor. When you enter the Silly Joe catalogue, you find recognizable scenes (Dad's messy car, jealous sisters, quirky pets) rendered with love and honesty. It may not always be pretty (The Stinky Song and Hey Mom I Gotta Use the Potty!), but it is fun.