The Oot n' Oots - EPK

Artist information

Band Name: The Oot n' Oots

Genre: Rock / Comedy / All-Ages

Members: Ruth - voice, ukulele | Ari - voice, guitar | Ezra - voice, guitar | Gabe - voice, bass | Matthew - voice, drums

Hometown: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Label: Independent

Contact us

250-862-9413 | theootnoots@gmail.com

Sheer exuberant amazingness. If you’ve never listened to the Oot n’ Oots, you should.
— Fullvanfun.com
“...truly has its kitsch in sync. Savour the silliness...”
— Darryl Sterdan, tinnitist.com
“Whoa! How long can The Oot n’ Oots contain this force of nature? Amazing.”
— Chris Walker, host, Daybreak South, CBC Radio One

Downloadable Assets

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Biography

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CFMA and WCMA nominated The Oot n’ Oots make kids music that is, to quote Jerry Garcia, not for kids only. Drawing on diverse influences from the history of rock n’ roll, this is a band with chops, soul, and swagger. Their original songs are wildly imaginative, brimming with humour and inspiration.

The band includes 12-year-old Ruth Cipes (voice, uke), described as “…a force of nature.” by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child host Bill Childs, with her dad Ezra (voice, guitar) and uncles Ari (voice, guitar), Gabe (voice, bass), and Matthew (voice, drums). Ruth trades lead vocal duties with Ari and his melodic tenor. In performance the group casts a spell of freedom, lightheartedness, and laughter. This is truly entertainment for the whole family, enlivening community, joy, and understanding through free-spirited musical performance.

The band released their second album “Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo” May 25, 2018. The album was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award and was named on the Fids and Kamily Awards top 20 albums for kids and families in 2018. Other milestones include nominations for Children’s Artist of the Year at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards and a 2017 Okanagan Arts Award based on the strength of their debut album “Songs and Tales from the Great Blue Whale” (released December 2016). 

The family is now in the midst of recording their third album and appearing at select festivals through summer 2019.

Photos 

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