2007 Lollapalooza Performers 2006 Parents' Choice Award Winners 2005 XMKids Best New Artist Nominees 2004 Parents' Choice Award Winners 'The Hipwaders can be viewed as cooler friends of the Archies ... who went and formed their own band. It is easy to conjure up a double bill with the Hipwaders and Josie and the Pussycats.' BLUECOUPE.com (Richard Klin) 'The Hipwaders are a trio of avuncular fellows who excel at the sort of silly, funny child friendly music that makes both parents and children smile' KINDIE ROCK '...all the necessary ingredients for a successful kids' album - high energy, a smart sense of humor, and a sound that merges the wholesome goodness of kids' music with the hipness and sophistication of parents' musical tastes. THE LOVELY MRS. DAVIS 'a guitar-based pop-rock confection' ZOOGLOBBLE ' A joy-filled celebration of many events in the life of a kid' SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL '...this CD is to children's music what Bullwinkle is to children's cartoons: not just for kids. This CD is one of the year's most imaginative releases in any genre, it's hilarious, and it ROCKS!' LISTEN & BE HEARD '(Tito's) lyrics never talk down to the kids, but do a great job of letting them know that adults can sometimes remember what it was like to be a child.' A FAMILY RUNS THROUGH IT Fronted by songwriter Tito Uquillas, The Hipwaders issued their first children's music album, 'The Smile Project' in 2004. The album received a Parent's Choice Award that year and was quickly followed up in 2005 by 'The Hipwaders', the band's official debut. The band was nominated by XM Satellite Radio as one of the best new kid's' music acts of 2005 and the album earned another Parent's Choice Award for the band in 2006. In 2007, The Hipwaders were invited to perform at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. Their follow-up album, 'Educated Kid', was ranked #5 on the 'Fids & Kamily' poll for 2007 and the title track reached #1 on XMKiDs. The Hipwaders approach of not 'talking down' to children has gained them fans of all ages who appreciate music that is fun, upbeat, and rocks!
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