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New Music Alert: Thunder & Sunshine

NYC is not lacking in entertaining children's & family-friendly music groups, but any music fan will tell you there's always room for one more. We recently checked out Thunder and Sunshine at Joe's Pub and had such a fun time! The band was created by Esther Crow (an old friend of ours & all-around rock star) who's been a part of the NYC music scene for over a decade. After having a baby in 2013, Esther decided to broaden her audience to include the kiddo set, & we're so happy she did!

Thunder and Sunshine's funky tunes are geared towards the WHOLE family & not just the littles (with nary an Old McDonald in sight- hurrah!). In writing the album, Esther was influenced by many performers, from Sesame Street & The Electric Company to The Sugarhill Gang and Sly and the Family Stone. You'll hear sounds from the 70's & 80's in each song and be moving to the beat before you know it... promise! We also loved the multi-media aspect: the band incorporated video of kids being interviewed by various puppet friends (created by the talented Jeff Lewonczyk) throughout the set.

Photo credit: Ebet Roberts

Stay tuned to my social channels and I will keep you posted on Thunder and Sunshine's next performance, but in the meantime, you can check out "The Letter Z" below. Additionally, Esther can be found performing story time at Bank Street Bookstore every other Thursday at 10:30am starting on February 23rd & their debut album is available for purchase ($8!) on Bandcamp.



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