MICHAEL & THE ROCKNESS MONSTERS
From Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano comes Michael & The Rockness Monsters, an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. These records are a voyage into the child’s subconscious. The music shines with creativity, catchy melodies and thick instrumentation. It’s intelligent, fun and full of humorous hooks and quirks. During his 10 years tenure as founder of Preschool of Rock Michael wrote, produced, performed and recorded 5 records leaving him super tuned in to the landscape of children’s music. His 10 years in Blue Man Group is evident in the slamming drum beats and eclectic instrumentation that will get your hips moving. During their sold out shows the stage disappears and everyone embarks on a creative voyage together.
Out this spring, the new album Funny Faces presents the perfect balance of silly and serious. While there are both goofy and thoughtful songs on this record, across all of them there is an overarching message: be yourself, feel free, respect others and enjoy life. Overall, the goal of this album is to make people laugh and to make them reflective of their lives and relationships with others and the world.
"Michael & The Rockness Monsters is inspiring the next generation of music lovers.”- New York Family Magazine
"Napolitano has a friendly open voice, which is tonally reminiscent of Elvis Costello, with some of Randy Newman's skillful delivery." - Parents' Choice
Past & Upcoming Bookings Include: Symphony Space, Madison Square Park, Summerstage, Rockwood Music Hall, State Theater of NJ, Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park