Hot Peas 'n Butter
Music for Every Nation & Generation
Hot Peas 'N Butter is an award-winning, multicultural family music band that wows thousands of young audiences across the nation every year with their highly energetic and interactive musical style. With eight award-winning albums and numerous music videos (some of which have been featured on Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon TV), Hot Peas ‘N Butter makes new friends everywhere they go.
Named for the playground game they played as kids, Hot Peas ‘n Butter incorporates many languages into their performances - English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew just to name a few.
Lauded for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove” by the Los Angeles Times, Hot Peas ‘N Butter mixes a tasty combination of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, bluegrass, country, and rock, bringing fans of all ages to their feet. Indeed, “This serving is the kind that will please musical appetites” (New York Times); and “Their music is a rainbow of color and sound” (NY 1 TV).
Led by Danny Lapidus, the touring band also includes Rich Mercurio (drums), Jorge Vazquez (vocals and percussion) and Steve Jabas (vocals and guitar). Ian Jesse (vocals and bass), Lisette Santiago (vocals and percussion) and Chris Tedesco (fiddle) are recent additions to the band. Each album also invites an array of musical guests to round out the sound.
Songs like “Number 1” and their signature Latin beat tracks “Somos Familia,” “Amistad,” “Que Llueva,” and “Round the World” enjoy radio play nationwide.
The band continues to grow their relationships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, by creating bicycle safety songs and videos (including the hit “Different Spokes for Different Folks”) for the St. Jude Trike-a-thon. Adding to the success of their Parents’ Choice Award-winning catalog of albums, the band will release Back to the Land with special guests Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes and Peter Yarrow in summer 2018.
"Hot Peas ‘N Butter's hot show in Laredo, Texas had over 12,000 kids on their feet dancing and singing. The show's success is still being talked about today at the schools!” -- Mary Capello, C.E.O, TMC / Laredo Entertainment Center
"Even if your kids don't like peas, there's no way they can resist Hot Peas 'N Butter!" -- Charlotte Bohn, Baltimore's Child Magazine