“Another prime batch of sharp, funny, adult-friendly kids’ songs with a rich seam of surrealism.” ****
fleaBITE is the latest innovative and entertaining children’s venture from Robin Nathan, the producer of the award-winning Fatcat & Fishface CD series.
Bold and irreverent, fleaBITE swerves off the beaten track of children’s music. The lyrics are exuberant, at times ridiculous, and always inventive.
fleaBITE has won two Tui awards with The Jungle Is Jumping (2015 Best NZ Children’s Album) and Circus of Fleas (2013 Best NZ Children’s Album) and took the prize for 2015 Children’s Video of The Year (as voted by the public) with Don’t Sit Under the Poo Tree.
Originally from Wellington, fleaBITE debuted in Auckland with an entertaining live music/ dance show produced by Rainbow’s End (Sep to Nov 2016).
fleaBITE music features some of NZ’s top talent not usually associated with kids’ fare. Guest artists feature on each album: Con Wedde and Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation), Plan 9 (film/tv composers who work with Peter Jackson) and Australian multi-instrumentalist Adam Page (worked with classical composer John Psathas, and ex-Trinity Roots drummer Rikki Gooch).
Robin Nathan is a writer/producer of music, radio, TV, film and theatre.
She has written and produced three award-winning fleaBITE albums (twice Winner Best NZ Children’s Album) and produced seven Fatcat & Fishface children’s music CDs. She also produced eight animated music clips, which screened at international film festivals (London, Melbourne and Korea).
Robin worked for Radio NZ and co-wrote/produced the award-winning comedy series Don’t Touch That Dial (still regularly played, 20 odd years later), and also wrote children’s stories for Radio NZ and the (late) school journals.
She performed and toured every cranny of NZ with When The Cat’s Been Spayed (along with) Jackie Clarke and Charlotte Yates. WTCBS recorded 2 albums and a slew of LOTTO ads. Robin collaborated with Sally Rodwell on the animated short film Shoes (Toronto, Hoff, Valladolid, Canal Plus) and currently writes music tracks for the USA and European markets.