Space Chums
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Space Chums

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Pop Children's Music




"Lab Cab Show"

“The Space Chums capture the unique blend of quality musicianship and accessible, fun kids music. They brought a great energy to the Lab
Cab Festival, inviting and engaging the audience in a solid musical journey from their magical intergalactic space band. The music is clearly
performed by professionals: both professional musicians and professional entertainers, resulting in a musically satisfying performance for
both kids and adults. I guarantee Space Chums will be a great addition to any festival.”
- Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Artistic Director, Lab Cab Festival

"Show @ Evergreen Brickworks"

“During the Space Chums performance at Brickworks Farmers' Market on the 24th of September, I saw parents running with their children to
catch a glimpse of the hilariously costumed people and clever music on display. Audience participation was huge. Many adults, including the
market coordinator, were delighted and beaming when the performance started. They have been a highlight from this year's market season
and we hope to have them back again.”

- Morgan Yew, Music Programmer at Evergreen Brickworks Farmers' Market


2012 Blast Off!



It was a combination of love, serendipity and the explosion of a grapejuice supernova that launched The Space Chums into the universe. A cosmic coming-together of 3 talented artists from astronomically different disciplines with a common passion for performing and making music for kids that is truly awesome and will get lifeforms of any age up on their feet/flagella and dancing!

The Space Chums are: Lost Disco-Cosmonaut Boris Nikolai (alter ego: Ian Goodtimes). Space Ninja Linda (alter ego: Lindsay Goodtimes) and Galacto-Fashionista Gussy (alter ego: Kate Keenan)
In another dimension, Ian is a musician and composer who played with Sean Cullen for many years and fronted a popular rock band for over a decade. This die-hard rock n roller even opened for Iron Maiden!

Lindsay is a trained modern dancer and wildly skilled circus performer who also fronted an all-girl punk band.

Kate is a classically trained actor who was a therapeutic clown at Sick Kids and founded the critically lauded Shrimp Magnet Theatre Company with whom she wrote, directed and performed musical comedies for kids of all ages on Centre Island and across Canada.

The Space Chums first debuted on Planet Earth at Labcab in Toronto in September 2011. The roar of the crowd was detectable from the Kupier Belt. Since then, they have rocked out at Hillside Festival, Burlington Sound of Music Festival, HarbourKids Circus Fest, Evergreen Brickworks, Roncy Rocks, Sick Kids Hospital, The Queen West Arts Crawl and numerous street festivals and parties throughout the Ontario.

Their first album, Blast Off! was a mega hit with kids and parents alike, passing the "play-it-on-repeat-on-long-car-rides-with-minimal-parental-insanity" test with flying colours. Their second album is dropping in Summer 2017, so watch the skies!

The music of the Space Chums is an eclectic mix of genres from disco-pop to ska to 80s rap. Their sound is big and bright but with enough of an edge that it wont rot your teeth with sweetness. The lyrics are witty and wry with a healthy dose of the absurd, in keeping with their quirky, interactive and mega-high-energy live show. Think B52s meets Parliament - you know, for kids!

The Chums are on a mission across the universe to discover the wonders of every galaxy and all the groovy creatures who inhabit them. So far, the crazy stuff here on this little blue planet is really blowing their minds! So they're looking for some help from some seasoned pros who have lived here for a while (like 2-8 years) to show them the ropes and help them explore nutty things like trees and clouds and chihuahuas.

Its been a wild ride so far and the Chums are looking forward to more out-of-this-world times here on the third planet from the Sun.

Band Members