Big Bang Boom is a pop/rock music trio that plays parent-friendly children’s music. After 20 years touring clubs and playing parties, Chuck Folds (younger brother of Ben Folds), Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker decided to expand their horizons and play for parents who have had enough of Barney, The Wiggles and Kidz Bop. Big Bang Boom is kids’ music with a pop sensibility, aimed at being something that parents can enjoy and feel good about letting their kids listen to and see live.
Their third CD, Because I Said So! was named in the top children’s music CD’s of the year (2012) by “Kids & Family” (a big “kindie” blog). The band was a top 10 requested song of the year by WXPN Kids in Philadelphia, the longest-running kids radio program in the U.S., and they also played the station’s 25th anniversary. They have even been compared to U2 by Parenting Magazine!
Big Bang Boom plays children’s favorites as well as their own original songs for kids. The live show is high energy and demands that the crowd (the kids AND parents) get involved. From getting the kids on stage to join the “Spongebob Chorus” to the parents vs. the kids hokey pokey challenge, Big Bang Boom has established the mantra, “There is no sitting down at a Big Bang Boom show!” Their songs have won accolades in the John Lennon, USA, International and Great American Songwriting Contests.