"Hilariously entertaining for both children and adults."
- Rock 'N' Rattle

 

"Hilarious and talented."

- SILive.com

"The talented and very funny pied piper of kidsville"
- The Liberation Artist 



Music With Patrick: seriously silly musical fun for children and the grown-ups who love them.

Welcome!

Kitty Selfie 

Unlike many other felines, my cat's not big on social media: or the internet, for that matter.   No, she prefers cat naps, morning treats and basking lazily in rays of sunshine.   But today - finally - she decided to have a "coming out" of sorts, so here she is, folks.  To everyone out there she sends her deepest, most heartfelt meow.   

"There's a Frog on My Head!" 

Yesterday I had the privilege of playing my "Many Voices: Songs from Around the World" program at the Aguilar branch of the New York Public Library and it was a really special event.   It heartens me that ins site of the divisive and negative stuff many of us are inundated with every day, there is space in this life for songs and silliness and people of all backgrounds to come together to sing, dance and laugh.  We ended with a big sing-along to Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" that was just delicious.  Wish you coulda been there!

Pure Bliss 

So this is what happens when you loan your puppet buddies to a friend who's covering a gig for you: pure happiness on the part of her little guy.   Selfies don't get any better than this, folks.

New Logo 

Just received new logos and want to share them with you.   What do you think?

The RASB Loves Staten Island Chuck 

He's got the swagger like Jagger and the soul of James Brown: yes, we are talking about the fella in brown - Mr. SI Chuck.  Except for one winter storm toward the end of March, Mr. Chuck's prediction of an early Spring was pretty accurate.   (Can Nate Silver say the same thing about his utter failure to predict the outcome of the last election?   Don't think so.)   

Groundhog Day Show 

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 will mark the Rock-A-Silly Band's fifth time playing at the Staten Island Zoo's Groundhog Day celebration.   The one and only Staten Island Chuck has an 80% accuracy rate, which means either he's a genius or big data is all just a bunch a bunk and we might as well let animals decide public policy and settle important issues.   Gates open at 6:30 AM and admission is free.  Please check out StatenIslandZoo.org for more information.

New Year's Eve Concert 

So the Rock-A-Silly show at the Children's Museum New Year's Party brought home yet again how music and laughter and families illuminate us all. We sang Happy Birthday to a 2-year-old and to an 82-year-old, danced and clapped and sang, and when the balloons dropped, amid the noise and craziness, I saw tears in some adult eyes as "Auld Lang Syne" because music touches us in ways that amaze. Happy New Year, everyone.

More Rock-A-Silly Holiday Cheer 

The RASB doesn't fool around when it comes to spreading the joy of the season, which is why we spent the weekend playing for families of immigrants and also played a big Christmas bash for folks with disabilities.   Talk about fun!

The RASB Rock Holiday Party for Families of Vets 

It's a Rock-A-Silly tradition to bring merriment to families in need this time of year, and this year we were fortunate to play for the families of veterans at the "Staten Island Supports Our Veterans" Holiday Party on December 11, 2016.   We had children accompanying us on tambourine and jingle bells, lots of dancing and jumping, and one Olympian game of Musical Chairs that will no doubt go down in sports history as on par with Ali/Frazier.  Talk about fun!

104.3's Ken Dashow jamming with the Rock-A-Silly Band 

You may know Ken Dashpw as a great 104.3 DJ and host of Breakfast With the Beatles, but did you know he's got a hidden skills as a conga player?   (Neither did we!)   Here he is rocking out on Yellow Submarine with the RASB at the Staten Island Zoo's 2016 Spooktacular.  How cool is that?

Spooktacular 2016 

The Rock-A-Silly Band once agin brought lots of zany fun to The Staten Island Zoo's Spooktacular event.   Seven hours of playing over two night?   No problem at all!   Bring it on!   

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Breakfast - and Lunch! - With Santa

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Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY

Mr. Patrick returns to provide the musical entertainment for this super-fun holiday event, featuring yummy food, hand-on animal encounters and, of course, a visit from the Man in Red himself, Mr. Claus. Two seatings are offered due to the popularity of this event: 9:30 AM and 1 PM. Please see StatenIslandZoo.org for more information.