A band serious about silliness

A band serious about silliness


Hailing all the way from the East Coast, the Rock-A-Silly Band has taken over our household in a seriously silly way.

I’m not going to lie; my kids listen to a ton of music, but the Let’s Get Silly album is the first to transform my kids into Olympian-level jumping beans. The result? Sweaty exhaustion, hysterical giggling and longer nap times – for all of us.

We use the album in the morning to get our bodies moving for the day, and play a few additional encores in the afternoon to keep the fun momentum going.

Founded by Patrick Raftery (a.k.a Mr. Patrick), this New York-based group is hilariously entertaining for both children and adults. Songs like the Funky Monkey Dance, Aaaaaaaaaa…chooooooo!!! and rock-anthem Staten Island Chuck, incite serious kangaroo impersonations from Layla and Jack, while the crazy song topics and band banter have me chuckling all day long – especially on their Cheers For The Broccoli track.

Where to find Let’s Get Silly

Download a copy of Let’s Get Silly for $10 or individual tracks for $.99 from the band’s site therockasillyband.com.  It’s worth every penny. And if you happen to be in New York, drop by one of their live performances.

Behind the band


A songwriter, musician and dad, Patrick (left) started his career as a Music Together teacher and then ventured into entertaining at parties. This led to the creation of the Rock-A-Silly Band in 2010. Patrick continues to entertain families both as a solo artist and with the band at parties, schools, camps, zoos, libraries, parks – pretty much anywhere little ears mingle.

Fun fact: Patrick also wrote the theme song for The Staten Island Zoo. Learn more about Patrick and his music here.

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Oh, and here’s a clip of Layla & Jack rocking out to the “Funky Monkey Dance.” Layla of course had to put her monkey suit on for this one.

Disclosure: no compensation was received in exchange for writing this review except for a copy of the album for reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own.

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