Brian Vogan and his fabulous six piece group the Good Buddies play music that the whole family can enjoy!
Brian and his Good Buddies have performed all around the Seattle area, including shows at Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, the Northwest Railway Museum, and the Kindiependent concert series. The group has also played numerous benefit concerts for Childhaven and Seattle Children's Hospital.
Good Buddies in the Community
The Good Buddies began as an extension of Brian's work at the Childhaven schools in Seattle. As an early childhood music instructor at the schools, Brian has spent the last 7 years working with children who have been removed from situations of abuse or neglect. It was Brian's work with these lovely kids that first inspired him to compose his own music for children, and the songs he writes are inspired by the interests and ideas of his students.
Beyond this, in each of the past four years, Brian and his Good Buddies have recorded a new album of original children's music, and donated a CD to each Childhaven child.
You can support the work Brian and his Good Buddies do for Childhaven by visiting the store or contacting them to set up a performance. By supporting the band, you will help them continue to bring creative and diverse music and enrichment to the community in and around Seattle, and you will ensure that this music reaches hundreds of disadvantaged children.
Good Buddies MUSIC!
Brian and his Good Buddies are influenced by a vast array of musicians and genres, and by incorporating many styles into their music, the group is able to reach a broad audience of children and adults!
The Good Buddies' previous albums include Born to Wiggle, Sing a Little Song, and Little Songs, which was hailed by critics as one of the best children's CDs of 2008, and received a best of the decade nod by Wired Magazine's blog, GeekDad.
Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies are incredibly talented musicians, singing songs with great, amusing lyrics, and a fabulous sound as well. The songs on Born to Wiggle range from sweet to outright headbanging music. It's an album that both my kids and I are happy to listen to again and again.
Who are Brian's Good Buddies?
The Good Buddies are: Kory Christian (Darkheart, Demon Steed), Michael Trew (Autumn Electric), Kieran Pechter (Darkheart), Lauren Trew (James Apollo, Seattle Rock Orchestra), Julie Baldridge (Sugar Skulls), and producer Barrett Jones (Nirvana, The Young Evils, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Melvins).
Alumni and collaborators include Rachel Flotard (Visqueen, Neko Case), arranger Jeremy Reinhold, Ben Baier (H is for Hellgate, We Wrote the Book on Connectors), Libby Molamphy (Darkheart), Diana Shomstein, Emily Baier, Chris Bacon and many more wonderful artists and musicians.For more information please email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 715-1069. The group is currently booking shows for 2014. Also feel free to like and follow the band on their Facebook page.
"Born to Wiggle", "Sing a Little Song", and "Little Songs" are now available! Pick up your copies today!