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 is 12-year-old Ruth Cipes, with her dad Ezra and uncles Ari, Gabe, and Matthew. Ruth trades lead vocal duties with Ari and his melodic tenor.
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.
Their second album “Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo” 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.
“It’s like Flight of the Conchords meet Fred Penner – with an 11 year old powerhouse of a lead singer thrown in for extra sass.” — Squamish Constellation Festival