Rolie Polie Guacamole
Jersey natives Frank Gallo & Andrew Tuzhilin created Rolie Polie Guacamole in 2006 while living in Brooklyn, NY. Over the next 15 years, they’ve played thousands of shows, recorded seven records, receiving top picks from Boston.com, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago.
Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.
Wrote Trevor Gage of Boston’s WERS-FM, “When you think of kids’ music, what do you see? Freddy Spaghetti? A jaded hipster in a colorful costume alluding to some bizarre form of Brazilian anime? Rolie Polie Guacamole skips stones over those clichés and splashes onto the scene with a technically savvy and imaginative sound that speaks to children and reminds their parents of the golden age of 1990s music”.
Avocado, the bands 7th album continues in this tradition broadening the genre of the band. Avocado begins with the title track and infectious beatles like mantra. “Ay Batta Batta” is a kindie prog rock anthem (RIP Neil Peart). Followed by the early 90’s Rap story “Basketball Jane”, about a very talented girl who was the best basketball player on her block (featuring Katie Mullins as Jane). Rerecording fan favorite Ivan Ulz’s “Fire Truck” song, the band turned it up to eleven, by working with recording legend Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey) to track the ultimate Fire Truck. The listeners are launched around the solar system in “Dancing on the Sun”. After returning to earth you’re greeted by lullaby “A Very Quiet Song”. This is the spot you’d have to flip the record…
“Agucate” replaces Avocado as the anthem returns as an appetizer for “Pizza Pie”, a swallowed a fly, kind of memory game that's fun for the whole family. The food truck rally continues with “iScream” a rawkus rock anthem about the love of ice scream. The album shifts back to story mode as Frank and Andrew made a theme song for their OG fans Moorea & Jasper Friedmann who published their first book “Meet the Persevering Penguins & Plas”. Followed by “Sammi the Cat” a story about a cat who is searching for his purpose and learns how to sing. The album comes to a close with a song everyone can sing “Jingle Bells”!! Fun fact Jingle Bells was intended as a Thanksgiving song”. The album ends with a somber Avocado outro.
Ay Batta Batta
Dancing on the Sun
A Very Quiet Song
Persevering Penguins & Pals
Sammi the Cat
Frank Gallo, vocals/guitar
Andrew Tuzhilin, bass/vocals
Dean Jones, vocals/synth/drums/production
Josh Davis, drums
Rossen Nedelchev, drums
Katie Mullins, Vocals
Rolie Polie Guacamole releases include:
Like Father Like Son - Sun is a Star (2018)
Live on the Fourth of July (2016)
Chips and Salsa (2015)
Triathlon (2014, Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff Award®),
Houses Of The Moly (2012, Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award®, NAPPA Honors Award),
Time For Hummus (2010),
Rolie Polie Guacamole (2008)