The Happy Crowd
The Happy Crowd has been writing and performing music for children and their families for over 20 years. Having recorded three music CD's & a Music Video, their music is enjoyed by families coast to coast via live performances, Digital Downloads from iTunes & other Digital Download sources, and Children's Radio. Their songs are filled with positive energy and are sure to get the whole family singing, dancing and just plain "Havin' Fun"! The Happy Crowd members, Hai Muradian, Kenny McSpadden, & Professor "Smartie" Martie, present themes that educate, as well as entertain the audience. SO BE A PART OF THE CROWD. . THE HAPPY CROWD!
The Happy Crowd came about from the imaginations of Hai Muradian and Collie Coburn, two Southern California Musician/Songwriters, who met while recording & performing Rock & Roll in the 80's. Collie and his wife Michelle found themselves enjoying parenthood with their three children, and Hai was enjoying performing with a local group called "Rockadaisical" that played "rock 'n roll" for kids. They soon began to focus their song writing efforts towards children with the goal of creating something that would be exciting for kids and not drive the parents crazy. It was also important for their music to encourage good values and be age-appropriate. The song writing proved to be a lot of fun for the two rockers, however The Happy Crowd was not complete until they got together with their good friend , Martie Echito, also known as Professor "Smartie" Martie. The Professor brings his expertise as a musician, producer, and arranger to the Happy Crowd , having worked with many top artists in the music field, such as Steven Stills, Clifford T. Ward, Waves, Cecilio & Kapono, Englebert Humperdink, CBS Music Publishing, and L.A. DJ- Rick Dees. The Happy Crowd is now on their 17th year of bringing entertainment to young children and their families. Although Collie had to move out of state, Hai & The Professor felt the music was too important to let disappear so a good friend & musician, Kenny McSpadden, was added to the group, and the performances continue to multiply. They perform all over Southern California to a wide variety of audiences. From a small group of preschoolers, or the Kid's Club audiences at Shopping Malls, to an audience of 2000 at Rancho Cucamonga's Quake Stadium, The Happy Crowd truly enjoys what they do. "Since our music is so interactive with the audience, we feel that we're the ones watching the show as we look out over all the smiling faces, singing and dancing along" says Professor "Smartie" Martie. SO COME JOIN THE CROWD. . THE HAPPY CROWD!
"The Happy Crowd" Reviews
"Wow!!!!! Your songs are positive, help children understand good character and best of all, respect for our world. We truly enjoy watching the video (over and over and over) with our children . . . I hope you know what a positive effect you are having on lots of families (not just children)."
- Lynne, Southern California
"Thank you so much for the Happy Crowd C.D. It Rocked!!"
- Rosie O'Donnell; The Rosie O'Donnell Show, New York, NY (REALLY!)
"Just wanted you to know that the video is a HUGE success. Taylor was glued to the TV (as were we). It was great fun."
- Judith, Pomona, California
"We watched your video this week and we loved it. We have been singing Happy Socks all week."
- Kristine, Claremont, California
"My little boy, Teddy (7 years old), is a big Happy Crowd fan. He loves to crank up the volume and sing along whenever he hears a Happy Crowd song on the radio. I love them too, because their songs have such a wonderful message for kids."
- Mary Lou; Mom, Pasadena, CA
"Just wanted to tell you that my children loved (really loved) your video. It was wonderful. They were so cute. They sang to their favorite songs."
- Teri, Memphis, Tennessee
"My students have continued singing The Happy Crowd songs for weeks."
- Lou Ann; Kindergarten Teacher, La Puente, CA
"I love The Happy Crowd!"
- Melanie; fan, age 12. Australia
"If you enjoy cleverly written, professionally performed children's music, then, by all means, join the crowd."
- L.A. Parent Magazine
"We listen to the CD every day! Thank you for doing what you do - as a parent, I can honestly say that you three are great, and I love the songs, too. You have three dedicated fans here, and we LOVE YOU!"
- Pam; Mom, Southern California
"[The video is] well produced, imaginative and fun! I think I'm almost a bigger fan than my kids."
- Linda, Southern California
"My 4 year old knows every Happy Crowd song by heart, and my 14 month old only needs to hear the name "The Happy Crowd" and he begins to dance."
- Julie; Mom, Victorville, CA
"Our 3 year old sings along to "Say Something Nice about Someone" and our 15 month old sings "Pop" (bop) to your "Pop" song. I think our 3 year old is memorizing your video. They would watch it all day. Mom loves the whole video, and especially likes your ending song, Trees."
- Sherri, Riverside, California
"We have seen the Happy Crowd in concert 3 times and have always been delighted. The video is so nice to share with the children because they know all of the songs and get to sing and dance right along with you. Your songs are positive, help children understand good character and best of all, respect for our world. Thank you again for sharing your talent with us."
- Lynne; Mom, Southern California