Lard Dog & The Band of Shy
Lard Dog & The Band of Shy- Life's A Real Dream
Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have energetically burst onto the family entertainment scene. In the past year they have converted the families of Earth to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. With a summer of new show dates, a Parents’ Choice Award, frequent airplay on kids radio stations, an XM radio special and impressive reviews and accolades continuing to roll in, the oddball alien from Belopio is beginning to feel like coming to Earth was a good choice.
Since their fall run at NYC’s 13th Street Repertory Theatre Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have captured the attention of kids, parents and innocent bystanders. With poignant songs about kindness, tolerance and acceptance presented in with unfiltered, absurdist humor, it’s high energy and true good clean fun that engrosses the audience, no matter what age. Described by one reviewer as a “Rocky Horror Picture show for kids” and another as “Pee Wee Herman meets the B52’s”, The New York Times said Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have “a Devo sensibility”, all on point and noble comparisons well earned by this truly imaginative group that goes to the beat of their own drummer… her name is Whoops Lady Wonga.
Who is Lard Dog? He’s the alter ego of multi-media artist Steven Erdman, complete with his musical, whimsical, and comedic sensibilities. Life’s A Real Dream’s story and music takes a dash of Dada, a sprinkle of Lewis Carroll, a teaspoon of beat poetry, and a cupful of everything-and-the-kitchen-sink. In these super catchy original songs, words and lyrics are selected for the fun sounds they make and the funnier images they conjure. It’s the sort of free-form silliness that invites young minds to dream big and free. Accompanied by a first-rate six-piece band playing the imaginative music both skillfully and with heart, young and old alike will be feeling the intergalactic groove.
So do you have some toes for tapping? Do you like to sing and dance? Do you like pie? Or pretzels? If so, then get ready to boogie. Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have the perfect collection of tunes for you and your family. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life! After all, Life's A Real Dream.
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