Splash'N Boots

Splash'N Boots

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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www.splashnboots.com "Kids get crazy, adults get crazy: it's pure, unadulterated fun" Kathleen Hay, Standard-Freeholder, Cornwall

Biography


“Splash’N Boots are fun, hip and edgy… not only were the children dancing the entire time; at one point every single adult in attendance was laughing so hard they were wiping their eyes. Who knew the “parents” were going to have this much fun?” –The Journal Argus

The Ontarian duo “Splash’N Boots” formed in 2003 when the twenty-something’s Taes and Nick wrote some children’s tunes for their drama class at Queen’s University. Soon they were recording in a relative’s basement and performing all over Canada. The success of their 2007 sophomore album: Popcorn Pickles and Parrots introduced them to an international audience. Taes and Nick then took their music to the hills of Hollywood, Australia, Dubai, Bermuda, as well as a performance for the royal family of Bahrain. An opportunity they never imagined four years earlier during their first performance on a street corner in the rain! They have since been voted "Canadian Children’s Group of the Year", performed over 700 shows in 6 different countries, and released 4 CD’s, 7 music videos and one full-length DVD. Their albums have been awarded an iParenting “Best of The Best” audio from the United States, as well as “Children’s Album of The Year” at this year’s HMA. In 2009, they also expanded from the world of music and filmed a television pilot. Stay Tuned! 2010 brings many new exciting projects and partnerships, including a record deal with E1 Entertainment, and a full time touring schedule.
They have been hailed as “the U2 of children’s music,” “the Canadian Wiggles” and “a cross between the Barenaked Ladies and Raffi,” but what stands out the most in their live show is their ability to tap into the energy and creativity that make families sing, dance and laugh together. Prepare yourselves for “an unforgettable interactive concert that gives Hannah Montana a run for her money and is guaranteed to bring out the inner rock star of kids and parents alike” – Troy Funk: St. Albert International Children’s Festival

Awards
•Canadian Children’s Group Of The Year (INDIES)
•Children’s Album Of The Year, Hamilton Music Awards
•John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist
•‘best of the best’ International iParenting Award Winner
•International Songwriting Competition Finalist
•Eastern Ontario Upcoming Artist Award

Live Shows
•Splash’N Boots have performed over 600 shows in the last 4 years across Canada from Coast to Coast
•Internationally recognized in 2007/2008 with performances in sold out venues in Australia, Bermuda, Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Hollywood, CA
•Splash’N Boots have shared the stage with Fred Penner, Judy and David, Al Simmons and the Wiggles Characters

Recording:
•Released 4 award winning CD’s
•Splash’N Boots has recently been signed by E-1 Entertainment (http://www.kochrecords.com/)
•4 songs have been added to the Casablanca Label in a children’s music compilation along side Fred Penner and Sharon Lois and Bram
•Over 8000 CD’s sold from the stage alone
•Splash’N Boots have released 10 Music Videos and one full length DVD “The Splash’N Boots Show: Act 1”

Past Performance Venues Include:
Performing Arts School, Dubai (UAE)
City Hall Theatre, Bermuda
Fun4Kids Festival, Australia
Kidsfaire, Los Angeles
Calgary Stampede, Alberta
Rogers Centre, Toronto ON
Bayan School, Bahrain
Northern Alberta Childrens Festival
Calgary Children’s Festival
Saskatchewan Children’s Festival
Norman Rothstein Theatre, Richmond, BC
London Intl. Children’s Festival
Sherwood Park Festival Theatre, Edmonton AB
Western Fair, London ON
The Bell Centre, Surrey, BC
Red Deer Memorial Theatre, Red Deer, AB
Esplanade Theatre, Medicine Hat, AB
Abbey Arts Centre, Abbotsford, BC
Peanut Gallery Theatre, Hamilton, NB
Carousel Theatre, Bathurst, NB
Blue Skies Music Festival
Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto ON
Prince Edward Island Exhibition

Lyrics

Thelma Pickles

Written By: Splash'N Boots (Taes and Nick)

Thelma Pickles

Yesterday a new Neighbor moved in on Penny Lane
She has a Parrot she uses as a plane
Her name is Thelma Pickles. “Thelma Pickles? Is that True?”
Oh Thelma will you take us on a spin with you?
We wanna fly

CHORUS:
Thelma
Pickle Pickle Pickles
Thelma Pickles
Doo-Waah Do-Waah
Thelma
Pickle Pickle Pickles
Take us on a spin with you
(Around the world we go )

We can swim in the Bay of Fundi
Stop in France for a slice of Brie
Take pictures of the Taj Mahol
Imagine sitting on China’s Great Wall.
We wanna fly

CHORUS

We can ice fish in the North Pole
Then hop to Central Park for a stroll
Stop by the Pyramids of Egypt
Fly to the Barrier reef for a dip
We wanna fly

CHORUS

We can take the windy road to Africa’s Nile
Get a ticket to ride on a crocodile
Climb the leaning tower in Italy
Sit on the top eating spaghetti
I wanna fly

CHORUS

Ladies and Gentlemen Flight number 9: Thelma Pickles World Tour is ready for take-off. Please hop on the back of the parrot and fasten your seat belts.
5 4 3 2 1 “Here we go”

Thelma
Pickle Pickle Pickles
Thelma Pickles
Doo-Waah Do-Waah
Thelma
Pickle Pickle Pickles
Take us on a spin with you
(Around the world we go )

We’ll be waiting Thelma…….

Harry the Parrot

Written By: Taes and Nick copyright 2006

Harry the parrot wiggles his knees
Harry the Parrot likes to eat cheese

CHORUS
Harry bops his head twice
Harry flaps his wings
Harry the parrot is the Rock’n roll king

Harry the parrot hops on one leg
Harry the parrot came from a parrot egg

CHORUS

Harry the parrot loves to repeat
Harry the parrot grooves to the Jungle beat

CHORUS

Harry the parrot loves this song
Harry the parrot sings it all day

CHORUS

Monster Party

Written By: Taes and Nick copyright 2006

CHORUS
Knock, Knock
Who could it be?
Won’t cha come in to my Monster Party
Open the Door. Let’s hear you roar

Why look who’s here he’s tanned, he’s tall, he’s lean
He’s got one giant eye and his hair is spiky green
He walks right in, introduces himself and says “hello I’m Fraz”
Then whips out his saxophone and plays some groovy Jazz

CHORUS

Next to arrive is monster royalty
She has no name; she’s just called “Your majesty”
Her ruby red teeth and crackling voice fills the party room
But once the clock hits 7pm she flies out on her broom

CHORUS

I hear GRUNT so I peep through my door
It got a human head with the body of a boar
It waddles right in to the dance floor and starts wigglingin away
It hops right on the table, then starts eating the buffet

CHORUS

The door flies open but I see no one is there
I’m about to close it when a shadow flies through the air
The body is gold its wings are huge and eyes, she’s got eight
She makes it a habit to attend each party fashionably late

CHORUS

The party slowly ends and the monsters disappear
I think they’re all gone but wait! What’s that I hear
I Look- I peer I squint I whisper “hello is anyone there”
No reply, phew I guess it must have been the air

CHORUS

Treasure of Gold

Written By: Taes and Nick copyright 2006

It was 1718 or so they say
When the famous Pirate Blackbeard buried his gold
Now its 300 years later, there’s only one pirate left,
And he’s decided the gold is in Lake Ontario

CHORUS
He sailed up and down
He searched all around
Searching for that treasure of gold
Singin’ wahoe wahoe
Singin’ wahoe wahoe
I’m the last pirate on Lake Ontario

An accountant by day a pirate by night
He sets out every sunset in his pirate ship
With a patch over one eye and a parrot on his shoulder
He listens to the radio to get the latest weather tip

CHORUS

He sails the great lake from the east to the west
Stopping at each Thousand Island along the way
He claims to have the map that shows the hidden treasure
It only cost him 24.99 on ebay

CHORUS

Still today he searches every single night
He’s now one old pirate at 99 years old
He searches at little slower and he has a floating walker
But one day I’m sure he’ll find that treasure of gold

CHORUS

Popcorn

Written By: Taes and Nick copyright 2006

CHORUS

POP, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Popcorn
Let’s see you go pop
Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Popcorn
Pop Pop till you drop

Just a little piece of corn
Small as can be
When you give it heat
You’ll set that pop pop popcorn free

CHORUS

Inside each little kernel
Is a little water drop
When it expands
That corn will start to pop pop pop

CHORUS

The starch inside that kernel
Turns it all inside out
It jumps up in the air
And the kernel gives a pop pop shout

Pop, Pop Shout Wooo!

CHORUS

Nature Sings

Written By: Splash'N Boots

Verse 1
The wind blows
The seeds around
They plant themselves in the ground

A Tree Grows
Among the rest
A robin soon builds a nest

Chorus

Verse 2
The snow falls
And covers the ground
No leaves are there to be found

Then spring comes
A bear awakes
The geese return to the lake

Chorus

Verse 3
The moon glows
Up over head
The chipmunk soon finds her bed

The morning then
Comes our way
So begins
Another day

Chorus

Discography

Splash'N Boots Music Catalogue

Music available at: cdbaby.com/cd/splashnboots2
Stay tuned for world-wide distribution through Koch Records!

RAZOO- 2008
Splash’N Boots are thrilled to announce the release of “Razoo”: Their 4th studio Album. Taes and Nick have once again teamed up with the brilliant Bob Doidge and Amy King at the famous Grant Ave. Studio in Hamilton, Ontario Canada to produce 11 new songs that will make babies bounce and grandparents groove.
Taes and Nick spent past the last 2 years touring and performing over 400 live shows across Canada as around the world, including Australia and the Middle East. This experience comes shining through in the song-writing as Razoo follows a musical path not normally seen in Children’s albums. This album was record over the span of 18 months. From the epic tale of “Frieda” to the rock anthem “Barnyard Hardcore” and to the symphonic journey of “Nature Sings”, Razoo leads you on musical trip that will make you want to return to again and again.

THE SPLASH"N BOOTS SHOW: ACT 1, DVD, 2008
Splash'N Boots on the big screen for the first time!

POPCORN, PICKLES AND PARROTS- 2006 Winner of the 2006 iParenting Award and Hamilton Music Awards' Children's Album of the Year. 12 original tracks produced by award-winning Producer Bob Doidge. -"I Thought that this CD was delightful. The cover was really great and International. I loved that there was such an array of instrumentation and fun voices throughout. The music is reminiscent of The Wiggles" iParenting Awards

MANATEE BAY- 2004, 14 original tracks challenging all styles of music. "wonderful! original! new! sing-along songs that every child will love and every adult will enjoy listening to! a great cd" -Kate Brown- Glasgow, Scotland

GETTING OUR FEET WET- 2003. Independent release that features 10 original songs. "An album that breaks the typical 'kids' style of music. The future of Children's Music in good hands" - Northumberland Kids Parent Magazine

Available at:
www.cdbaby.com
www.music.msn.com
www.amazon.ca
http://www.filmbaby.com/films/3079

Contact:
416-806-3051
info@splashnboots.com
www.splashnboots.com

Set List

We will make the set-list up as we go and especially tailor the show to your audience. If they want to dance, we will be pirate dancing all the way. If we get a good group of singers, they'll be singing. If they are only adults we will do our ACDC set.
We perform only original songs.
Set Time: flexible.
Let us know what you need!