The Mudcakes


Australian singer/songwriter SHERRY RICH and her Boston born partner RICK PLANT first met in Nashville Tennessee, fell in love, made babies and naturally wrote little tunes about the wonders of new teeth, hugging and potty training. This became the first MUDCAKES CD ‘Songs For Little Monkeys,’ self released in 2004 and voted in THE NEW YORK POST top ten kids CD’s for that year.

Two more CD’s, ‘Cave Baby’ and ‘Songs For Little Sleepyheads’, plus music clips for ‘Monkey Boy’ and ‘How Many Teeth’ have since been released to loving reviews from parents and critics alike. The US Tour in 2009 spread the mud through Boston, Nashville, Northampton and Philadelphia including a performance at the prestigious ‘World Café Live’.

Kazoos, harmonicas, bongos, mandolins and electric ukuleles may all be spotted onstage in a show celebrating roots music and the ups and downs of family life with elements of rockabilly, folk pop, 60’s garage, surf, reggae, bluegrass and ukulele-laced Hawaiian sounds. Kids [and parents] are always invited onstage to join in the fun.

Since relocating to Australia in 2007 THE MUDCAKES have been leaders in the movement towards more organic adult-friendly children’s music [ala Dan Zanes, Cowboy Jason,The Mighty Buzznicks] staging their own special events [ Mothers Day, Halloween, Pyjama Parties] and playing shows at festivals, fairs, theatres, kindergartens, schools, libraries, bookstores and house concerts including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Queenscliff Festival, the Williamstown Festival, The Apollo Bay Festival and Scienceworks Museum.

SHERRY RICH’s music has been widely released on vinyl and CD in Australia, Japan, Europe and the US. Her previous and current musical incarnations include Girl Monstar, Sherry Rich and the Grievous Angels,The Grapes and The Rich Family. She worked as a professional songwriter for BMG Publishing Nashville and then signed to BUG Music Publishing International. Titles from her song catalogue have been used in TV and movie soundtracks and recorded by major artists in Australia and the US. RICK PLANT attended the Berklee School of Music before moving to Nashville and working as a pro studio/touring musician. He is also a music teacher and has played on Oscar and Grammy-nominated recordings with Buddy and Julie Miller, Allison Moorer, Pure Praire League and Emmylou Harris.

The Mudcakes can perform as a duo, trio or four piece band and also offer a songwriting workshop for children.