From Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano comes Michael & The Rockness Monsters. An interactive, super galactic – funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families.
Michael & the Rockness Monsters’ self titled debut record released in February 2016 received an outpouring of recognition from the music community (See Press).
Their second release Funny Faces is set to drop on April 28th, 2017. Featuring special guests Tracy Bonham, Sonia De Los Santos, Tommy Kessler, and Tim Sutton!
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"everytime michael and the rockness monsters come to play at the zoo our crowds get bigger and bigger. they rock!"
“Music plays such an important role in children’s development,” says Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). “[Funny Faces] provides a wonderful way for parents and kids to bond, sing and dance together. It will definitely bring a smile to your face.”
WOW! This [Funny Faces] has got to be the best kid-friendly CD I’ve heard in years! The songs are so well written, from goofy, to catchy, to insightful, and back to goofy! My boy just loved it, and so did I! In particular, the elevator song and Mr. Pickle are smash hits! The banter before and during the songs is just too funny! Well done guys!
Don’t miss out on an amazing album that will inspire and touch even the youngest of hearts. Reflect on your own life, dance your heart out, and spread positivity within your family through the strong messages and rhythms in the album, Funny Faces.
Award-winning band Michael & the Rockness Monsters presents their second album “Funny Faces”, a family-friendly odyssey of imagination, from the contemplative to the ludicrous. Carefree and joyful, the songs range from funk and comedy to get-up-and-move dance music, to wistful moral parables. Funny Faces will appeal to both parents and children, and is highly recommended.
Funk-inspired and lyrically filled with the most sincere silliness, [Funny Faces] is sure to appeal to the grade school set, as well as their parents. The album opens with a 70’s-esque funk track called Cardboard Cutout Man. Other stand out tracks are Feet for Hands (has a very catchy ska beat), Mr. Pickle (has a great bass line), and Squirrel Fight (a slight musical departure from the predominant funk groove, this track has a rock edge).
Pirate Song – reached #2 on Sirius/XM’s Kids Place Live 13 under 13 chart
SiriusXM Kids Place Live
I recommend this CD [Michael & the Rockness Monsters – Debut record] to any parent with a preschooler. It was fun to listen to and easy to sing along with!
Academics Choice Award Winner
A marker in the evolution of an artist with a passion for inspiring the next generation of music lovers.
New York Family Magazine
The music is playful, the vocals strong, but it is the clever and often funny lyrics that so fully win children over.
Tillywig Award Winner
If there’s a School of Rock, shouldn’t there also be a Preschool of Rock? There is, and Michael Napolitano invented it.
New York Times
Gentle with a spirit of wonder!
Say hello to “Pretty Little World,” a refreshing little tune that breathes a heaping spoonful of sunshine into the air.
Kids Can Groove
…fun, catchy, and has super fun lyrics for the entire family to enjoy.
…album that mixes playfulness with an edge. Rock music and silly songs that make the butts in the front seat move to the same beat as the feet in the back seat.
Imagination Parade, WFDU
…This is playful and honest music that comes from the heart.
New Jersey Stage
…has a friendly open voice, which is tonally reminiscent of Elvis Costello, with some of Randy Newman’s skillful delivery.
Parents Choice Foundation
Creative Child 2016 CD of the Year Award
So if you love all things silly and fun you might want to pick up Michael and the Rockness Monsters‘ self-titled debut album.
A wacky collection of musical fun that revels in the joy of seeing the world through a child’s eyes, Michael & the Rockness Monsters is a wonderful pick for children from toddlers to middle grade schoolers, as well as the young-at-heart!
Midwest Book Review
…a lively album of original songs in pop, rock, calypso, and jazz musical styles. An enthusiastic children’s chorus joins in on most of the songs. Vocals and instrumental performances are strong…VERDICT This is a fun album that children will enjoy.
Michael Napolitano will present his award-winning rock concert experience, filled with silliness and a rock and roll backbeat.