Kidoinfo is always on the hunt for new music, and our latest cool find is Rolie Polie Guacamole. Frank Gallo (from Brooklyn, NY) and Andrew Tuzhilin (who recently moved to Providence to play in a rock opera at Brown) released their first children’s album this year with eleven original songs that are fun and will definitely get your kids up and moving. Their acoustic folk funk sound is groovy even for the adults. When we heard them perform live at LoveBugs, the new second-hand kids’ store on Hope Street, a few weeks ago, my son Ethan had a front row spot to watch Frank and Andrew play and was thrilled when he came home with their CD. The “Rolie Polie Guacamole” theme song is one of my favorites on the CD, and I also enjoyed the hummus song (not on the CD). All this singing will make you and your kids hungry while teaching them about the healthy ingredients that go into these dishes! The band is also available for birthday parties and recently played a guacamole making party at The Spot on Thayer Street.
Rolie Polie Guacamole is starting to make monthly visits to Providence to play, including a once-a-month guacamole making party for kids of all ages at The Spot. You have three chances to catch them in Providence this November. (In the meantime, check out their music HERE).
Saturday, November 15:
Love Bugs – 746 Hope Street, Providence RI
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16:
Rolie Polie Guacamole CD signing
Creatoyvity – 736 Hope Street, Providence RI
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 16:
Guacamole Making Party – Make your own guacamole between the first and second sets.
The Spot – 286 Thayer Street, Providence RI 02906
Cost: $10 per child
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Rolie Polie Guacamole CD, $10. Available at any of their performances or online at www.roliepolieguacamole.com
On the CD you will the hear the sounds of Frank Gallo, Andrew Tuzhilin, Christian McCarthy, Jean Rohe, Jordan Simms, Kate Vereau, Eliza Guzman Pemjean and Lou Gallo. Jean Rohe sings on many of the tracks including the lead on “This Land Is Your Land”. Christian McCarthy plays drums, and Jordan Simms plays piano and organ. The album artwork was done by Miriam Rayevskey.