"Octopretzel's show is as exuberant as their whimsical name. The band creates engaging music, inspiring curiosity, wonder and appreciation for the world we live in. Their skilled musicianship and magical way with children guarantees a danceable, singable & super fun experience for the whole family."
"Octopretzel is... Fantastically folksy, magically musical, dreamily danceable and singably sweet for humans of all ages!"
For six years now, Octopretzel has been delighting young Bay Area audiences with their colorful and inspired performances. Their shows feature handmade puppets, bubbles of all sizes, and at times hula-hooping Kindergartners. They have been known to inspire spontaneous kiddie mosh-pits, while still maintaining focus and interactive participation. Their songwriting presents imagery of things such as spinning tops, roly polies and whimsical imaginary creatures. From unique interpretations of traditional folk classics to fun and catchy originals, this is music that parents love and has kids asking for more! The band's instrumentation features the mandolin, marimba, the middle-eastern tambourine (or riq), African drums, and many other unique sounds from around the world.
Octopretzel plays regularly at favorite Bay Area venues such as the Discovery Museum in Sausalito, Fairyland in Oakland and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Octopretzel's studio album, "If I Were a Song..." captures the dynamic energy of a live show while highlighting their impressive four-part harmonies and roots-music instrumentation.
The PJ Library, an acclaimed Jewish childrens' media distribution organization,
has picked up our CD, "Shirei Gan Shalom - Songs in the Garden" for national re-distribution!
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