The Life of Dad After Show – Episode 210 – Matt Zarley & Andy Zulla – Rock-n-Stroller

Art Eddy brings on Matt Zarley and Andy Zulla, who created the hit music series Rock-n-Stroller. ​They talk about the latest album, Rock-n-Stroller Vol 2. After enduring endless hours of listening to kids sing the latest top 40 tunes on any of those popular kids cover song CD’s, Andy says he and Matt had an idea. Wouldn’t it be awesome if these songs (that kids love to sing incessantly), were the songs that we actually wanted to hear? And with that question, the concept of Rock-n-Stroller was born.

Rock-n-Stroller picks up where those other CD collections left behind…classic, timeless songs that are beloved by generations. The first album contains 10 classic hits from the 70’s and 80’s like Into the Groove, Take on Me, and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. The tunes are rock and pop hits that are re-recorded by talented young artists. The result is a sound that young children and parents will want to sing-along to again and again. The second album continues where their first CD collections leaves off, with timeless pop and rock songs originally performed by artists like Elton John, The Beatles, Huey Lewis and ABBA and more.

Andy Zulla, Executive Producer
Andy has had diverse success including high-profile major label album projects, network television shows, advertising and marketing, as well as stand-out independent artists. He has been awarded a Grammy, an Emmy, a Telly, 20 Gold and Platinum albums, and has charted #1 on multiple Billboard charts. As part of American Idol in the early seasons, Andy recorded and mixed Kelly Clarkson’s, “A Moment Like This” which skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, breaking the Beatle’s long-standing record as the quickest climb to #1. He has also worked with big names such as Rod Stewart, Backstreet Boys, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Teddy Geiger, Clay Aiken, Natalie Imbruglia, Heather Headley, and Diana Ross.

Matt Zarley, Executive Producer
Matt made his theatrical debut as the youngest to ever perform in the hit Broadway musical Cats. His career continued with roles in Chicago, A Chorus Line, The Who’s Tommy, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Matt is also an award winning, four time Billboard charting recording artist, whose albums include: Debut, Here I Am (2008 Billboard Critics Top Ten and American Idol Top 20 Songwriter) and Change Begins with Me (2012 Outmusic Award for Album and Single of the Year and #1 for a month on the Eurochart). He released hopefulROMANTIC, an original musical short film he wrote, produced, and starred in with internet phenom and Star Trek star, George Takei. Matt’s latest project The Estrogen Sessions, is a tribute to some of pop music’s most prolific female artists featuring the songs that they made famous.

For more information, visit Rock-n-Stroller.com.

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We are pleased to have another podcast here at Life of Dad, and we focus the show on dad bloggers. Each week, hosts Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton showcase a father in the dad blogging community. The topics range from sports to movies to comics to video games to technology to parenthood to anything that comes up, really. Absolutely nothing is off-limits at The Life of Dad After Show...Enjoy!