Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies has been brewing hand-crafted progressive funk with sweet, caramelized ear-candy and subtle, nutty reggae overtones, filling a void on the children’s music scene since 2014.
With colorful hair and wacky costumes, bandleader Josh Friedman has brought new energy to the Bay Area children’s music scene with 2017’s My Purple Fox featured in Afternoon Snack, the band’s original children’s TV show, which took home that year’s national Hometown Media Award for Best Community TV Show by an Independent Producer. Their sophomore album, The Something of Love, in 2018, earned a Tillywig Top Fun Award and National Parenting Product (NAPPA) Award. The group’s 2019 release, Something’s Brewing… It’s Halloween!, a Latin rock and free jazz adventure; setting a new standard for sounds to lift spirits during spooky season.
The band’s live shows range from interactive musical performances at festivals or school assemblies to intimate acoustic accompaniment at benefits and other private events. While starting out primarily as a progressive funk-rock outfit with as many as twelve band members, Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies most often features Josh Friedman (vocals, ukulele), Kristen Cardiasmenos (guitar), Brett Warren (bass), and Justin Markovits (drums). Over the years, the quartet has evolved the band’s sound into a unique blend of progressive funk, playful dance-pop, and cheerful reggae with complex, percussive instrumentation and wholesome lyrics that center around themes such as kindness and respect.
The PFatHJ Experience brings its fun interactive performance to kids and families everywhere
“My grandma plays The Something of Love CD for my brother and me everyday. My favorite song is Perfect Day A A A A..., and I like the songs about being polite too. Thank you! ” - Austin, 3rd grader, Petaluma
“We had a blast! Great music and atmosphere for kids. And it was fun chatting about how you got into the kids music scene. My kids LOVE their Purple Fox shirts and look forward to listening to the funky cd! ” - -mom and kiddos
Publishing: Josh Morgan Music ASCAP
Record Label: 8th Dynamic Records
Josh Friedman - vocals, ukulele , bandleader
Brett Warren - bass
Kristen Cardiasmenos - guitar
Justin Markovits (Plumber Drummer) - drum
Jessica Morgan - trumpet
Luke Kirley - trombone & tuba
Lucie Blue Duffort - vocals
Max Cowan - organ
Jude Friedman - vocals
Jozy Friedman - vocals