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Candy Band / Bio

“If you didn’t know our music was a kid’s song, you’d think it was just a kick-ass rock song.”

The Candy Band is comprised of four Detroit area moms who were sick to death of wimpy music for children. They took a stand, and in 2003 formed the first kids' band that really rocks, playing punk versions of nursery rhymes, movie themes, original tunes and other children's favorites.

With influences like the Ramones and Iggy Pop, they quickly attracted attention from the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, London Times, Blender Magazine, XM Radio, Women's Day, USA Today, People Magazine, the CBS Early Show, and the NBC Today Show.

Their first album, Candy Band, was released in 2003. It was followed by More Candy in 2004, Lollipunk in 2005, and "Calling all Kids" in 2007.

The band continues to build an intense local following, performing over 300 shows at schools, festivals, libraries, and the occasional bar. In addition, they have appeared on Washington DC's Pancake Mountain TV show, the Vans Warped Tour and played the "Kidzapalooza" stage at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010.

In 2009, Candy Band began recording their fifth album at Rustbelt Studios, with producer Al Sutton. The album was released in May 2010.

General Info

Band Members
Daniela Burckhardt, Paula Messner, Anita Kelly, Tammy Ristau
Artist Name
Candy Band
Profile Page
Rock / Children's Music / Kids' Music

Contact Info

Royal Oak, MI