Ratboy Jr. has not received any gifts yet
Ratboy Jr. has been quite busy! After a spring and summer full of festivals and assorted shows across the Northeast, their most recent highlight was a special opening set for The Levon Helm Band. This winter finds them on the road once again and writing songs for their second album. Since the release of their fist full-length album, Smorgasbord, Ratboy Jr. has been hard at work performing at festivals such as Mountain Jam (NY), The Green River Festival (MA), The LEAF Festival (NC), Strange Creek, The River Meltdown, and more. Smorgasbord has been receiving airplay on several radio stations throughout the country and can be found at itunes, cdbaby, amazon, and others. Smorgasbord has received excellent reviews from some of the leading blogs in kids music. Ratboy Jr. also has produced several videos which can be found at ratboyjr.com
Ratboy Jr. is singer and guitarist Timmy and multi-tasker extraordinaire Matty (he plays drums and keyboards at the same time!) and they are located in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate, NY. They are a rocking duo for all ages. They perform energetic, catchy, and sometimes improvised tunes with hooks and stories that will get stuck in your head- songs about robots, emus, and garbage men. Their live shows have been getting a lot of buzz. They seemed to have found the formula for a super fun show, a perfect mix of audience participation, hilarious onstage banter, and a slide whistle!
Timmy and Matty have played with big kids, like The Ramones, Dog on Fleas, Pete Seeger, and the guy from School House Rock! Ratboy Jr. is also making it to the airwaves and have been played on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, Gooney Bird Kids, WDST, WKZE, etc. They have appeared at the Clearwater Festival, Wormfest, Howlfest, Bowery poetry Club, etc.
Here’s what folks are saying about Ratboy Jr:
"The two-man rock band performs its catchy (and often improvised) tunes with a side of onstage banter to break up the music" -Time Out NY
"An intoxicating mix of The Jayhawks, The Muppets and Ween, rootsy-punk from a charismatic duo. There’s a lot of kid’s music able to be enjoyed by both child and adult. Ratboy Jr is certainly in that discussion " Jeff/OWTK
"Ratboy Jr. should be the official kindie rock summer soundtrack"-Nugget Island
“If Calvin & Hobbes had a soundtrack, this would be it. Ratboy Jr’s new album,Smorgasbord, has a classic rock sound with just enough mischief thrown in for good measure”-Boston Children's Music review
"Charmingly ragged harmonies, warm brass, and a slightly jammy aesthetic all add up to a wonderfully down-to-earth listening experience that manages to feel as expansive as any Phish record while keeping every song under four minutes"-Jeff/Dadnabbit
"Ratboy Jr. is the new thing They've got charisma and charm. They've got hooks and stories that you will get stuck in your head. When you hear them you'll want your own Ratboy Jr., but you have to share them with everyone else." -Dean/ Dog on Fleas
"Super inventive, laid back tunes for the fam. I've never really heard anyone rock the slide whistle before, but Ratboy Jr. does it and does it well."-Amberly/Ages 3 and Up!
“Ratboy Jr. is top notch family entertainment and was truly a great addition to our stage.” -Ulster County Fair
“I don't know what's in Ratboy Jr.'s juice box, but I want some of it."-Uncle Rock
“Ratboy Jr. brings a mischievous wit and sublime humor to a blend of fresh freestyle and catchy acoustic guitar-smithery.” -The Chronogram
“Raw, organic, fun, songs.” -Rick/WKZE
“When Kidtopia needed a fun and dependable house band for our winter concert series, Ratboy Jr. was our first pick. I knew the way they connected with an audience would win people over and I was right.”-Mike/Kidtopia & WDST
“…their live shows have been at the very least celebratory affairs.”-Roll Magazine