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Australian singer/songwriter SHERRY RICH and her Boston born partner RICK
PLANT first met in Nashville Tennessee, fell in love, made babies and naturally
wrote little tunes about the wonders of new teeth, hugging and potty training. This
became the first MUDCAKES CD ‘Songs For Little Monkeys,’ self released in 2004
and voted in THE NEW YORK POST top ten kids CD’s for that year.
Two more CD’s, ‘Cave Baby’ and ‘Songs For Little Sleepyheads’, plus music clips
for ‘Monkey Boy’, ‘How Many Teeth’ and 'Jump!' have since been released to loving
reviews from parents and critics alike. The US Tour in 2009 spread the mud
through Boston, Nashville, Northampton and Philadelphia including a performance
at the prestigious ‘World Café Live’.
Kazoos, harmonicas, bongos, mandolins and electric ukuleles may all be spotted
onstage in a show celebrating roots music and the ups and downs of family life
with elements of rockabilly, folk pop, 60’s garage, surf, reggae, bluegrass and
ukulele-laced Hawaiian sounds. Kids [and parents] are always invited onstage to
join in the fun.
Since relocating to Australia in 2007 THE MUDCAKES have been leaders in the
movement towards more organic adult-friendly children’s music [ala Dan Zanes,
Cowboy Jason,The Mighty Buzzniks] staging their own special events [ Mothers
Day, Halloween, Pyjama Parties] and playing shows at festivals, fairs, theatres,
kindergartens, schools, libraries, bookstores and major Arts venues such as the
Melbourne Recital Hall, The Melbourne Arts Centre, the Port Fairy Folk Festival,
the Queenscliff Festival, the Williamstown Festival, The Apollo Bay Festival and
SHERRY RICH’s music has been widely released on vinyl and CD in Australia,
Japan, Europe and the US. Her previous and current musical incarnations include
Girl Monstar, Sherry Rich and the Grievous Angels,The Grapes and The Rich
Family. She worked as a professional songwriter for BMG Publishing Nashville and
then signed to BUG Music Publishing International. Titles from her song catalogue
have been used in TV and movie soundtracks and recorded by major artists in
Australia and the US. RICK PLANT attended the Berklee School of Music before
moving to Nashville and working as a pro studio/touring musician. He has played on Grammy and Oscar nominated songs and performed with The Pure Prairie League, Buddy Miller, Allison Moorer, Emmylou Harris among others.