FRIDAY & SATURDAY
“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the finest, freshest artist of the family music movement.” – Time Out Chicago
“With positive, relatable songs, he is a favorite of radio hosts and venue bookers around the U.S.” – TIME
“Compelling rhythms and stories, the messages are all positive. And 23 will leave parents still skeptical of the genre powerless to resist.” – The Washington Post
“This is music that both kids and adults can equally enjoy.” – Wired
“Nobody is making better ‘Kid Hop’ than Secret agent 23 Skidoo.” – NPR’s “All Things Considered”
“Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has married the complex beats of hip hop with the magical world of kids.” – Today
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a GRAMMY winning hip hop artist specializing in high grade family friendly funk. When his daughter Saki turned 5, he switched lanes from a nationally touring rapper and producer who rocked the clubs at midnight to an internationally touring family bandleader who rocks theaters at noon! He taught his daughter to rap and they toured together for most of a decade, sharing the stage and the adventures.
Ten years and five albums later, 23 Skidoo has garnered two GRAMMY nominations and one GRAMMY win, an ongoing string of nine #1 hits on SiriusXM, glowing reviews in TIME, USA Today and on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, and has rocked the crowds at Lollapalooza, the Smithsonian, the Winnipeg Folk Fest in Canada and the Buddy Daddy Family Bash in New Delhi, India.
A polyglot producer with an eccentric ear, 23 Skidoo works with a slew of live musicians to mix funk, reggae, R&B, and even gypsy jazz together with classic hip hop drums, then laces the sonic gumbo with witty, uplifting lyricism and surreal storytelling. The live show is a dance party from start to finish, led by a crew in classy purple suits harmonizing, rapping, and keeping it tight with Motown style choreography. The crowd is sure to get involved, from the back and forth hooks to the riotous dance contests. This is family funk at half pint hip hop at its very finest, and a unique experience that will hit your right in your soul!