Chris Cugini and Carl Manaloto are the originators of a new children's music show. They initially met when Chris was putting together a Rock n' Roll band. Chris found Carl, of all ways, through Craig's List. The Two hit it off right from the start. Chris is from New York and Carl is originally from Philadelphia. They both have been musicians for several years involved in various music projects. Interest was lost in the late night rock scene and because they both love children they became involved in writing children's songs. Chris has a little girl and around the time that they gave up the rock band he started writing songs for her. He introduced those songs to Carl and they both began writing more and more songs. They gave up the nightlife for this new project they called "The Bumbles" which is modeled, as you might have guessed, as a Bumble Bee theme.
They decided to record the songs that were written and they wanted to have female back up singers. Chris knew of two perfect people Cherie Nottingham and Sherry Break. He had previously been involved in musical projects with the two ladies and asked if they wanted to participate. They were given the name "The Honey Bees". Hence the name of the band "The Bumbles and The Honey Bees too ..." which also became a line in one of their songs. Chris gave himself the name Wally Bumble and Carl was named Bobby Bumble. The summer of 2011 was spent at Avalon studios in Port St. Lucie Florida which is owned by the noted Tony BonJovi. The CD "Bee Happy" was released November of this year and is available on I tunes, CD Baby and Amazon. They can be found on our website and on our Facebook page. The band has been attracting a lot of attention locally and they are presently booking multiple engagements.
The Bumbles weren't satisfied with just making a CD and playing music so those two crazy bees decided to make it a full blown show. Each song they write has a theme and preceding each song they perform a skit pertaining to that theme. Lightheartedness and laughter are a large part of the Bumbles show. They have also included the talent of various other performers who perform at their shows.