Annie and Safari Bob create and perform fun-filled, interactive songs and dances about the wonders of nature for the whole family to enjoy. For the past 30 years the Natural Wonder Band has performed for over 850,000 friends around the world. Shows are: "On Safari" (rainforest, jungle), "Whales and Tales" (fish, lobster, shark, and sea creatures), "Totally Bugged Out" (bugs, insects, spiders), and "Everyday is Earth Day" (environment, recycling, conservation, endangered species). See below for expanded bio, show descriptions, and flexible performance fees. Click on the blue/green MORE plus mark in the lower right corner.
Annie has sung the National Anthem at Shea Stadium 3 times and with her husband, Safari Bob, has performed at Avery Fisher Hall, The United Nations, Natural History Museum of L.A., the Beardsley Zoo and the Mystic, Norwalk, and Brooklyn Aquariums. Annie and Safari Bob wrote the centennial theme for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the group was the "house band" at the Bronx Zoo for over 25 years. The husband and wife team starred in "Annie's Place" on Cablevision, were spotlighted on "Good Day New York" and The Fairfield Exchange and featured in the New York Times, Family Fun Magazine, The Gannet Papers, The Hartford Courant, and online blogs.The married duo has performed at hundreds of schools, libraries, museum, gardens, zoo's, aquariums and city and town parks. One of their proudest accomplishments is their honorary membership in the United Nations Enviromental Programme.
NWB SHOW DESCRIPTIONS:
On Safari with Annie
"On Safari" is a fun-filled, interactive concert full of original songs about the rainforest.Get ready to dance along to the "Hippa Hippopotamus", become a "Beautiful Frog", act like a "Real Cool Cat" (lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my!), learn the difference between an ape and a monkey, shake your finger at the Amazon River creatures, do the "Funky Elephant", chime in for endangered species on "Gone Forever" and join the chorus of "When You Wake Up Early in the Jungle". Performed at the United Nations, the Bronx Zoo, the Beardsley Zoo, Audubon Society, Central Park Zoo.
Whales and Tales
Discover the wonders of marine life in "Whales & Tales." Annie & the Natural Wonder Band will take you on a musical cruise from the depths of "Welcome to the world of Benthos" to the heights of "Flying Fish Rock." Meet "Lobster George", learn the "Fiddler Crab Dance", and sing "S-Y-M-B-I-O-S-I-S" with a hermit crab, sea anemone, and clown fish. Annie will be swimming out to the audience for "Make a Wish and Be a Fish." Will you be a seahorse, a crustacean, an echinoderm, or sea mammal, perhaps? Or will you be part of the school of sharks on "I'm a Shark?" Find out and have some fun! The show has been performed at the Mystic Aquarium, New York Aquarium, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium, as well as numerous schools and libraries.
Totally Bugged Out
Don't get bugged, get totally bugged out! How? Why, hop like a green grasshopper, follow the journey of the monarch butterfly, learn the waggle dance of the honeybee field worker and celebrate pollination by shaking a fruit or vegetable maraca on "We Are a Salad." Bring along a bug joke to share and count the parts of a ladybug, too. All songs are original and interactive. Performed at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Audubon Societies, as well as schools and libraries.
Everyday is Earth Day
"Every Day is Earth Day" is a fun-filled, interactive concert about the wonders of nature and what we can do to preserve them. Topics such as global warming, overflowing landfills, water pollution, and deforestation are addressed through positive songs like "Gotta Move" (about alternative means of transportation), "R-E-C-Y-C-L-E", "Save the Seas", and "Magical Trees". All songs are original and based on research. The show uses puppets, props, sing and dance-alongs as well as varied musical styles. Songs have been used by the American Heart Association, DEP and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
Audience members will take part in a musical show featuring catchy, original songs and dances about fascinating places and creatures of the wild. Travel down to the ocean depths in “Glow Below,” do the “Funky Elephant” through the untamed jungle, dance with unruly flowers in “Girls in the Garden,” go wild and crazy on “Earthquake Shake,” and get ready for the trek to Antarctica for the “Penguin Polka” contest. Music, movement, puppets, and jokes add up to a wildly entertaining time for all.
Pre-School Greatest Hits
Upbeat, interactive songs for the pre-school set about colors, shapes, letters, numbers, sequencing, animals, parts of the body, and music, itself. Annie will play guitar and joyfully share her bags of rhythm instruments, puppets, and props with the children for story songs, movement, and musical fun. Annie has taught pre-school music for 25 years in addition to performing full time. This show includes her original songs and movements plus most requested standards.
Annie and Safari Bob of the Natural Wonder Band invite all to a musical “Garden Party” this summer! Get ready for songs, dances, jokes and puppets featuring birds, bunnies, bees, butterflies, flowers, turtles, and trees. Come make the green scene and party hearty! Appropriate for all ages.
Hoppy Tails to You - song and dances about bunnies, chicks, egg hunts, hopping, flowers, and springtime
Fall Fun - costumes, songs and dances about pumpkins, honey, autumn leaves, monarch butterflies, and Halloween.
Winter Wonders - songs and dances about the North Pole, South Pole, snow, reindeer, bell medley, and winter holiday favorites.
The Duo - Annie and Safari Bob - 1 Show 45-50 minutes in length - $350. to $400.
The band (duo plus bass & drums) - 1 show - $800.
Prices are negotiiable and fluctuate according to number of shows, number of performers and travel distance.