The Kerplunks

The Kerplunks

 Gabriola, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopChildren's Music

The Kerplunks play fun and educational kids' music focusing on music, fun and imagination. Family audiences are encouraged to sing along, join in the actions. From Festival and school stages to community gatherings and theatres, The award-winning Kerplunks show is guaranteed to get you groovin'!

Biography


The Kerplunks Biography

The
Kerplunks are award winning children's entertainers bringing
high-energy, colourful performances to the stage - and outfits that
match! As a group they are committed to entertaining and educating
children through musical creativity and top-notch musicality.


Founded
by Dinah D (Big D) on upright Bass and vocals, she is joined by Phil
Wipper (Chip) on Drums, Aaron Cadwaladr (Catman) on guitar and vocals
and Jocelyn Hallett (Jojo) on trumpet, trombone, keys, melodica and
vocals.



The Kerplunks provide a unique live
performance with a full four-piece multi-instrumental band,
presenting a wide variety of upbeat lyrics and many differing musical
styles that parents can truly enjoy. The Kerplunks get the whole
audience singing along, on their feet and participating in the
actions. With four full-length award-winning albums, and a full
length award winning DVD, this standout children's band, like their
little fans, is getting bigger every day.




The Kerplunks' CDs and DVDs are available in stores and online at CD Baby and iTunes.



What kids and parents are saying about The Kerplunks:


"Wow! What a positive show, can't wait to see you again soon! You guys rock the house. Way cool."
~Matt, Nicole & Tess


"What a fantastic experience my children and for that matter, the whole family had. So much fun!"
~Tanya, Tim, Isaiah & Sadie


"We loved the way that music, movement and musical instruments were introduced to the children... remarkable, energetic!"
~Paula, Steve, Reece & Connor


What the press is saying about The Kerplunks:


“A favourite” - Mike Devlin Times Colonist
“A smash hit with kids.” Vancouver Sun
“A groundswell has started...” Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)
“Top notch throughout.” Vancouver Province
“A winner for your family's music collection.” Vancouver Island Parent Magazine


Lyrics

Eggs

Written By: Dinah Desrochers,Christina Jones,Gordon Howard,Tammy Hudgeon, Tammy Hudgeon

I’m late for my breakfast date
I'm late for my breakfast date
I’d like some eggs (poached)
And I’d like bread (toast)
I’m gettin’ hungry

I’m late for my breakfast date
I'm late for my breakfast date
Hashbrowns are great (spuds)
I like pancakes (hotcakes)
I’m gettin’ hungry

Eggs, O Mega Threes, Essential Fatty Acids, Free Radicals!

I ate my breakfast late
I ate
I’m ready to start my day
Sunshine I’m on my way
Let’s all have a breakfast date today

Technology

Written By: The Kerplunks


To make things work in the world today
We relay on technology in many ways
Designing and building and making things go
Technologists are the people that run the show
Talking 'bout technology

Chorus
Technology (x 6)

I look around and see my home is running smoothly
Clocks and toasters, lots of gadgets all around me
My music player and a blender to make smoothies
Lights are on so I can see
We're talking 'bout technology

Phones and internet are very helpful systems
Electricity and water, we all use them
Roads and transit and handy transportation
The word out on the street is
We're talking 'bout technology

Chorus

Who builds a spaceship to Mars? Technologists
Who builds electric cars? Technicians
Who sees the systems of stars?

There are people who improve the world we live in
Technicians are quite smart, they know where to begin
Their ideas often lead to cool inventions
All together we will see
The pieces of technology

Chorus

I see the stars on a super clear night
Hoping one day my spaceship will take flight
With robot pilots, we'll go the speed of light
Just you wait and see
The future of technology

Chorus

Biological, mechanical, civil and electrical technologies
Industrial, chemical even metallurgical technologies

Discography

DVD Title Get Creative, released June 2012
2012 Parents' Choice Award Silver Winners

Album title Number 3, released June 2010
2012 International Songwriting Award Semi-finalists for the song "BICYCLE"
2012 Indies Independent Music Award Children's Group of the Year Nominees
2011 Western Canadian Music Award Children's Recording of the Year Winners
2011 JUNO Award Children's Album of the Year Nominees
2010 Parents' Choice Award  Gold Winners
2011 Vancouver Island Music Awards Artist of the Year & Female Songwriter of the Year Nominees
2011 International Songwriting Award First Prize for the song "Honey Bee"
2010 USA Songwriting Award First Prize for the song "Honey Bee"
2011 Independent Music Award Children's Group of the Year

Album title Walk On, released June 2009
2010 JUNO Award Children's Album of the Year Nominees
2010 Parent's Choice Award "Recommended" Winners
2010 Vox Populi Independent Music Award Best Children's Song Winners for the song "Walk On"
2010 Western Canadian Music Award Children's Recording of the Year Nominees
2010 International Songwriting Award Honourable Mention for the song "Eggs"
2010 Canadian Indies Children's Group of the Year Nominees
2010 Independent Music Award Best Children's Song, Best Children's Album Nominees
2010 Canadian Folk Music Award Children's Album of the Year  Nominees

Album title The Kerplunks, released November 2007
2009 JUNO Award Children's Album of the Year Nominee
2009 Vox Populi Independent Music Award Best Children's Album Winners
2008 Western Canadian Music Award Outstanding Children's Album Winners
2008 Canadian Folk Music Award Children's Album of the Year Winners
2008 Parents' Choice Award Approved Winners
2008 Independent Music Award Children's Album and Song categories Nominees
2008 Children's Music Web Award Best Children's Album and Song categories Nominees 
2009 Just Plain Folks Award Children's Album, Children's Song Nominees

Set List

The Kerplunks perform as four-piece band. Their set list is mostly original with a few favorite covers thrown in. They play for as long as you want them to! (normally 1x 50 minute set, or 2 x 30 min sets, depending on requirements)

Ants Dance
Big Bear
Ooligan
Go Bananas
B-I-C-Y-C-L-E
I'm a Nut
Rutabaga
Bunk Beds Rule
Licorice Stick
Dog Toy
Gumboots
Beebs
Breakfast in Bed
Mer's Lullaby
Lego
So Many Bugs
Walk On
Swim Like a Salmon
Eel Grass
Walk On
Eggs
Dino Rap
Cheese On Bread
Honey Bee
Fresh Air
Vowels
I Like To Swim

The list goes on!

Please email The Kerplunks for further details info@thekerplunks.com