I was your typical traveling musician back in the 90’s playing rock music up and down the East Coast.



How to be a Rock and Roll Dad through Kids Music

I was your typical traveling musician back in the 90's playing rock music up and down the East Coast.  After years of living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, I eventually found myself working a full time office job for extra income.  Articles about my band changed from titles about headlining clubs to titles about being a banker by day and a rocker by night.  Over time, life took some additional twists and turns, and I found myself yearning to be that late night rocker while in reality I had settled down as the parent of three kids.

The question that kept echoing in my mind was, 'How do I satiate that desire to continue music while dedicating the time and energy necessary to be a good parent?'  The answer to that question ended up being right in front of me in the form of knee high kids running around me daily.  Who could be a better and more dedicated audience than my own kids?

With that in mind, I co-founded Silly Bus, an educational media creations company specializing in fun, educational kids music and videos.  Silly Bus writes songs with Top 40 hit sounding melodies with lyrics and content catered to kids.  With songs like 'History Hip Hop' and 'Watch Me, I Can Do This!,' Silly Bus helps children feel confident and happy while learning subjects like math, science, fitness and green living.  

I would highly suggest venturing into kids music to any parent musician with that unfulfilled desire to play.  Writing and playing kids music has been extremely gratifying as a musician and father.  I get to write and record songs, and my biggest fans are my own kids.

Rock on, dads!

Lee Brooks has played music professionally for more than 15 years.  Prior to Silly Bus, his live band shared the stage with well known acts including Huey Lewis and the News, Switchfoot, Cyndi Lauper, Sugar Ray, and Vanessa Carlton.  His songs appeared on MTV, Discovery Kids, and a compilation CD that included Dave Matthews.

John Henneberger

Kids music, kids video, kids songs, video games, children's music and much more all available at

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Kids music, kids video, kids songs, video games, children's music and much more all available at Silly Bus, an educational media company established in 2004 to help children feel confident, successful and happy while learning. You can buy from our iTunes Store

Author: John Henneberger