Josh and the Jamtones Release First Full-Length Children's Album

WELLESLEY, Mass., October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh and the Jamtones, an exciting and often hilarious Boston-based rock-and-roll family band, today announced the release of its debut full-length album, "JUMP UP!" Labeled as "Kindie Rock" by its fandom, the Jamtones is fronted by songwriter Josh Shriber and drummer/producer Patrick Hanlin. The "JUMP UP!" album is available at and on CD at or for download at online retainers including iTunes and Amazon.

The "JUMP UP!" CD was debuted during the band's performance at the Life Is Good Festival in Canton, Mass. on September 22 and September 23. Josh and the Jamtones shared the stage with other entertainers including Dave Matthews, Dan Zanes and the Fresh Beat Band. Josh and the Jamtones also recently opened for the massively popular children's band, The Wiggles and performed at Fenway Park's Family Fun Day.

"Our goal with the Jamtones is to create a totally unique, interactive and original music experience that parents can enjoy together with their children," said Josh Shriber, songwriter, Josh and the Jamtones. "Our music sounds distinctly and deliberatively old-timey. You can hear our collective influences, like Bob Marley, Paul Simon and Paul McCartney on the new record. We think 'JUMP UP!' really encapsulates the rhythm and soul of our band."

The 15 song "JUMP UP!" album was recorded and produced by band members Josh Shriber and Patrick Hanlin and by former Letters to Cleo bassist Scott Riebling, producer of Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship. The six-member band, comprised of mostly Berklee College of Music alumni, has played more than 150 shows in the last year and has independently recorded 56 songs at their private recording studio in Wellesley, Mass.

"JUMP UP!" is being released in partnership with parent company Jammin' With You, a wildly popular performance-based music school and provider of in-home music lessons to the greater Boston and NYC areas. Owned and operated by Shriber, the company utilizes original Jamtones material as curriculum for classes.

About Josh and the Jamtones
Formed in 2011, Josh and the Jamtones is the coolest rock-n-roll music band playing for kids and families in New England. The Jamtones keep busy performing their unique and parent-friendly music at major charity functions, music festivals, family events and birthday parties.

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