This is how it often starts. In the early morning hours kindie rock
favorite Alison Faith Levy wakes up with a tune in her head. She throws
off the covers, hubby still pulling zzzz's, runs into her San
Francisco living room, and furiously writes down some lyrics and chords.
Then the creative process grinds to a halt temporarily while she
readies her family for the day, often singing that morning's tune into
her smartphone while driving her son to school.
January 21, 2014
Alison Levy is always game for a musical adventure.
Best known as “Sippy Alison” of the legendary kids group The Sippy Cups as well as one half of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (along with Victor Krummenacher of Camper Van Beethoven), Alison has recently released World of Wonder, a perfect mixture of kids anthems and pop song mastery.
We had an awesome time at the JCCSF on Christmas Day - check out this live video of Like a Spinning Top from the show!
And, big news: I'm happy to announce that I am starting work on a new album! Also, I am continuing progress on the World of Wonder stage musical, which is coming along splendidly. If all goes as planned, we are looking towards a 2015 theatrical premiere! It's shaping up to be a very busy, creative, and exciting year.
Thanks to everyone who came out and danced and sang with us at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. See you on December 25 at the JCCSF!
This Sunday, the place to be with your preschooler will be the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy and her Big Time Tot Rock band will be doing three shows, headlining the Yerba Buena Family Day Festival.
Levy is a local phenomenon, a veteran entertainer whose first solo CD, World of Wonder
(2012) hits you with great songwriting and unexpectedly full
production, which had rock critic Greil Marcus invoking Phil Spector’s
“Wall of Sound.”
The Big Time Tot Rock band played to our biggest crowd yet - 650 rockin' kids and families at the Mountain View Library. Laurie Peck, the librarian "impresario" who organized the show, had these kind words:
"Thank you for a really lovely concert. Karin and I agreed it was your best
yet! From the first notes you had the children engaged and dancing.
It‘s truly a family show –
lots of participation with old favorites and fun new songs for the
When singer-songwriter Alison Faith Levy performs, her audience's receptiveness is quite obvious.
tells The Daily News, "When I see a huge crowd all crawling around on
the ground like zoo animals, that thrills me to no end."
in the fall of 2011 regarding me producing an album of new tunes for
her. Unlike the moody, arty rock records she’d been making on her own
over the previous decade, this was going to be a kids’ album. It made
sense: Alison was a lead member of the kindie-rock phenomenon known as
the Sippy Cups: a psychedelic, theatrical roadshow dream for parents and
kids during the 2000s.