Jumpin' Jamie AKA Jamie Theurich to Release Debut Family Album Kookie
This summer, New Jersey based Jumpin' Jamie AKA Jamie Theurich will release his energetic debut family album Kookie, inspired by the pop punk music that shaped his own childhood, out June 1. Jumpin' Jamie will celebrate on June 2 at the East Brunswick Art and Music Festival with a performance at 11:30AM.
Up until recently Jumpin' Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at New Jersey's Field Station: Dinosaurs, but with the release of Kookie the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection.
Kookie features 12 original songs heavily influenced by the bands that provided the soundtrack to Jamie's youth; Green Day, REM, The Beatles, Weezer, Northern Irish band Ash and more. The collection is an honest labor of love from a die hard music fan. Catchy songs with quick tempos and interesting lyrics are what piqued Jamie's youthful curiosity and made him a devoted listener in his formative years. Now as a grown-up and a dad, these elements populate his first collection for today's youth.
Some familiar kid friendly themes on the album include astronauts, haunted houses, healthy living, being a good sport, loving our planet and of course dinosaurs, no doubt resulting from his day job. Jamie approaches his subjects with a childlike inquisitive mind and takes them to an energy level that the kids will respond to. About the project Jamie says "I hope to inspire kids to be compassionate, to think for themselves, and pursue whatever interests they have whether it be an astronaut, paleontologist, ghost hunter, or anything else they could imagine." There is plenty here for the grown ups to engage with as well, with his clever writing, solid instrumentation, and sweet bits of musical and pop culture nostalgia. The album is backed by 5 different producers including Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants) and John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail) and features over 40 special guests. Kookie will be available everywhere June 1.
JUMPIN JAMIE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
EAST BRUNSWICK ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND AT 11:30AM
COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
MORE INFO AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849435785089465/