Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies is a Fun, Funky, upbeat Reggae, Rockin' and Rollin' Band based in Silicon Valley. Our Sophomore album "The Something of Love", won the Tillywig and the NAPPA Award for 2018, and is currently up for the Grammy nomination for the Best Children's Album. A celebration of kindness and sharing, the songs bring kids and grownups together, an uplifting, meaningful, dynamic album for an instant Perfect Day. Upbeat Reggae tunes with catchy melodies, nostalgic horns, funky bass and sweet guitar solos.
As a live band, we bring that FUN interactive experience for young children, kids of all ages, to the full grown movers and shakers! Started by Josh Friedman in late 2014, this live phunktastic band can range from a tight 12 piece ensemble filled with horns, backup singers and choreography, to just a simple acoustic duo or trio, but the sweet 4-6 piece could be just the right combination for your event. Let's have some fun soon!
Publishing: Josh Morgan Music ASCAP
Record Label: 8th Dynamic Records
Our latest writeup:
Here is the current live band lineup:
Josh Friedman - vocals, ukulele
Brett Warren - bass
Kristen Cardiasmenos - guitar
Nic Roozeboom - guitar
Justin Markovits (Plumber Drummer) - drums
Clay Bandy - drums
Jessica Morgan - trumpet
Michael James Booker - saxophone
Luke Kirley - trombone & tuba
Lucie Blue Duffort - vocals
Shari Bennett-Jackson - vocals
also on the roster:
Jordan JBird Davis - drums
Robert DeSandre - congas/drums
Dan Robbins - bass
Lemo Lemessy - bass
Joey Fabian - bass
Renzo Staiano - guitar
Andrew Levin - guitar
Max Cowan - organ
Ariel Estebez - vocals
Nell Maynard - vocals
Katie Brunner-Post - vocals
Jessie Alsop - vocals
Elizabeth Torres - saxophone
Alex Attard - saxophone
E. Ronnie Cato - saxophone
Jude Friedman - vocals
Jozy Friedman - vocals
Josh lives with his wife Jess, son Jude, daughter Jozy Bellatrix, ratsnake Angora, and backyard residents the tortoise and the hare (Godzilla and Terradon) in a cozy house in Sunnyvale, California. Josh loves writing songs with Jude on his walk to Elementary School. Jude really has groove. You can learn more about our music at www.myteacherjosh.com.
As a versatile musician with an omnivorous appetite, guitarist Josh Friedman has opened from Slightly Stoopid to Howard Hewitt (Shalamar), performed in many ensembles, featured on the electric guitar in the Cabrillo Music Festival, has collaborated with the Opal Street Dance Improvisational Theater, written, recorded and toured with established progressive rock band Fractal, and recorded as a studio musician with many including the prestigious Saint Michael Trio from Palo Alto.
Last year, Josh obtained song placements in films: Junction, Celebrity Death Pool, Living Lost, and created the theme song for local TV shows Learning Soup and Ask "Dr." Business.
As a composer, Josh was the winner of the Sound Horizons Composition Competition in 2007, and has 3 collections of solo guitar studies written for his students, with rave reviews.
2013-2017, Josh was the co-manager of the Palo Alto chapter for the West Coast Songwriters, holding a monthly song competition broadcast Live on TV.
Junction on IMDb
Josh Friedman on IMDb
Our latest writeup:
"PURPLE FOX AND THE HEEBIE JEEBIES - “MY PURPLE FOX’
Purple Fox and The Heebie Jeebies make slyly infectious music that will keep kids and their parents smiling and dancing. This is not your grandmother’s children’s music. Frontman Josh Friedman and his exuberant Silicon Valley-based band perform clever, percussive songs flavored with funk, hip-hop and rock. There are hot horns, cool guitar riffs, palpitating bass lines and snappy drum work. Among the tracks that will instantly grab listeners are “Red Hot Lava,” “Live Like a Champion,” “Sugar,” “I Love You Infinity” and the title track. Kids voices occasionally pop up, adding to the charm. The album is bursting with fun and energy."
"If you want an entertaining, fun, lively performance, book Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies for your event! You will get all that and more. The group is professional and extremely talented!!"
- Cathy Foxhoven
Local Arrangements Chair
Burlingame on the Avenue
"Josh (Purple Fox) has a very engaging, friendly manner that was much appreciated by all. I only wish we could clone him to sprinkle around the Bay Area at all the children's facilities we serve."
- Bread & Roses
"Thank you so much!! Everyone loved Josh and the band! They far exceeded our expectations. The children loved dancing to their music and Josh was so interactive with them! Thank you again!"
Liz Devlin, Assistant Director
Kids Connection Preschool, Foster City CA
"It was a fantastic show for our Mommy and Me morning and well received by all. Looking forward to the next one!!"
Santana Row, San Jose CA
"Josh is a delight! Such a warm, positive person. I'm happy we had him back again this year! I look forward to next year, and hope it works out again that we can bring him back. :) Thanks!"
- Alison Nolen Events and Outreach
Linden Tree Book Los Altos, CA
"We love the energy and talent of the band which really shines through the videos. All the best to you in all you do. The world needs the positivity of your work more than ever, and we can only imagine how much joy you’ve created with your performances." Music Video Curator
"It was really great to have Josh/Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies play at my son's 5th birthday party. All of the guests enjoyed the show very much!! I am happy to spread the word about Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies for children's parties. Thank you Josh!"
- Parent of Birthday Boy
The band is also featured on the children's TV show Afternoon Snack, which just won the 2017 Hometown Media Award for Best Children's Program on Community TV in nation: