Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds became a folk zoo of ideas, laughs, favourite childhood songs and traditional music treasures in 2011 with a vision of playing real music, very well, for really little people. As an early childhood educator, day camp leader, former lead vocalist for double East Coast Music nominees Banshee, musical theatre and cartoon instructor, Shelley (Chase) creates magical and interactive memories for her young charges through a love of the arts. Part of the Mr. Dress-Up generation, she believes children are still enchanted by puppets, new crayons and heartfelt melodies.
In her Shelley Bean persona, she draws upon a colourful repertoire of Atlantic Canadian folk music and songs from the late composer Darrin Eck. She weaves joy and community through every lively performance. With interactivity and humour rooted in the East Coast Kitchen party aesthetic, moms, dads and caregivers sing along and dance.
She’s joined by The Duckety Muds, a rotating cast of some of the region’s best musicians.