Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jammin Java - Here We Come!

Dear Shushy Fans,

I am excited to share that THE SHUSHYBYES SUMMER DREAMIN’ 2010 CONCERT TOUR will launch on Saturday June 12 at the fabulous JAMMIN’ JAVA in Washington DC. JAMMIN’ JAVA is one of the most prestigious venues for top children’s music entertainment – and we could not be more proud to kick-off our multi-city concert tour at this wondrous performance destination.

We’ll soon be unveiling more cities and venues which will host our SUMMER DREAMIN’ Tour – and invite you to email us at for any questions you may have (we will try to give you the concert location nearest to your home).

Joining us to present this year’s THE SHUSHYBYES SUMMER DREAMIN’ TOUR is Sirius/XM Kids CHILDREN’S PLACE LIVE, which is the broadcast home of the Official Shushybye Storyteller, none other than Kenny Curtis. We at Shushybye love Kenny – not only because he is a great and caring person, but because his humor is awesome (no matter what your age is). You’ve heard of the successful radio format called ‘The Morning Zoo?’ Well Kenny’s show is actually – a zoo. He’s got an in-studio line-up of animals as guests and the interaction is always hysterically funny. If you’re driving while listening to Kenny you may want to pay extra attention to the road – I almost hit the car in front of me due to tearing up from laughter over Kenny’s antics. Kenny is simply the funniest morning personality in radio – and we are thrilled to have this great comedic talent as Shushybye's Official Storyteller.

Thanks also goes to our cool tour manager Rockin' John Waldman at Great Knight Productions - he's the man behind the curtain helping to make all the magic happen.

Shushybye & Goodnight!


Friday, January 22, 2010


Dear Shushy Fans,

The Shushybyes Summer Dreamin’ 2010 is underway! Working together with our awesome music management company Great Knight Productions, the itinerary for the multi-city tour will be completed soon. In fact, many of our Shushy fans are responsible for the selected cities, as their calls and emails asking about when Michael and the Shushies will be visiting their cities are regarded very seriously (so please keep your emails coming if you’d like The Shushybyes to visit your city –!

But even more than your city…how would you like a live Shushybye concert featuring The Shushybyes right in your very own home? We’ll soon be unveiling a sweepstakes we’re conducting with a major national children’s media outlet where a live in-home Shushybye concert is the grand prize. Stand by for more regarding this exciting sweepstakes event! (Imagine the party you could have!!).

I have received lots of emails about a couple of recent Twitter postings of mine ( unveiling all-new Shushybye characters I’ve ‘dreamt up’ for a Shushybye movie. Working together with Phoenix Pictures - one of the most honored and respected film companies in Hollywood headed up by legendary movie producer Mike Medavoy – "Shushybye: My Newest Best Friend" is well into the scripting stage. The first (I believe) movie musical for preschoolers, it’s about a Shushy boy named P-LOW and a little girl named FRANNIE who discover the meaning of true friendship.

I would like you to meet some of the stars: P-LOW (His real name is PILLOW but he got the nickname from the famed Shushybye Doo-Wop group THE SLEEPTONES after hearing him sing), along with CHIPPER and CRANKY, WEARY, DROWSY and BUSHED, SNORE, NIGHTLIGHT and NAPPER are some of students in SHUSHYBYE SCHOOL (the teacher is MISS EVE). Then there's MOONBEAM, STARDUST and BIG MATTRESS, three of the top Dream Designers at the DREAMERY (the huge factory where Shushies make children’s dreams). MOONBEAM wears a mohawk hair-do, STARDUST is kind of a hippie who loves to hand out flowers to everyone and BIG MATTRESS is king size, but nice. Two of my favorites are PJ THE DJ who spins the Bedboard 100 hits on MOON-FM (he also emcees the nightly Pillow Park dances) and SKY BLUE, the radio station’s traffic reporter who calls the action on the busy Starways (often recommending that Shushy drivers take surface clouds to get to their destinations). I also particularly like WENDY WINKS, the head librarian of the Shushybye Central Library. Helping her run the library is her rather large family (there are 40 WINKS in all). I’ve written 20 songs for the movie, and one of my favorites is “Welcome Aboard My Dream Ship” sung by CAPTAIN JOHN YAWN as he pilots the mighty Shushybye ship with his able crew across the skies.

I look forward to keeping you updated!



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's A Shushy Year!

Dear Shushy Fans,

We began 2010 with an exciting association that will help to launch The Shushybyes live concert in cities across the U.S. and Canada. If you are familiar with such incredible children’s musical artists as the Laurie Berkner Band and Milkshake, then you know the wonderful work of the live touring and music management company that officially represents The Shushybyes – Great Knight Productions ( Under the guidance of company principal John Waldman, Great Knight (interesting company name for a Shushybye partner!) does a great job on behalf of their roster of outstanding children’s music artists – and we’re proud to be a part of their family.

We are also getting ready to produce new episodes of Shushybye Baby for BabyFirstTV as well as launch into a wide array of other projects (including a Shushybye movie musical – more on that later…).

And speaking of BabyFirstTV, the channel song ‘My Child, Me and BabyFirstTV’ that I wrote, Michael North sings and our band performs has reached over 370,000 hits on YouTube! I invite you to check it out (You Tube, type in 'Shushybye' in the search box).

A quick acknowledgement to the many Shushy fans from the U.S. Mexico, UK, France, Portugal, Spain among other countries (wondrous viewers of BabyFirstTV!) for being a part of our holiday season with your emails, calls and letters. It is very comforting to know that the Shushies (Snoozles, Dozie and Zeez) have found awesome homes with families throughout the world.

New shows…lots of new projects…and a concert tour – 2010 is shaping up to be a Shushy year!

A happy, healthy and successful 2010 to you and yours.

Shushybye & Goodnight!