Recess Monkey is a Grammy-Nominated family music band from Seattle, but we think you're pretty acclaimed too.

"These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you
can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them." – USA Today

"RECESS MONKEY: If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers are the city's breakout stars." – Time Magazine

"RECESS MONKEY, The Final Funktier: The clever trio kick it space-age style on a boppy set with songs like ‘Ukulalien’ and “Beat-Box-a-Robot’ that future astronauts will find irresistibly fun. 4 Stars" – People Magazine

"BEST KIDS’ CDs OF THE DECADE: This trio of teachers (who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in kid's music."
– AOL ParentDish

Drew, Jack and Korum are three teachers who make kid's music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.

Praised by People, Time, USA Today, The New York Times and NPR for their pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited, Recess Monkey is known for prolific album output, high-energy shows and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics that capture the essence of being young. They drink a lot of coffee.

Mindy Thomas from SiriusXM's Kids Place Live says, "These guys are able to tap into elementary school so well that it’s like they never left. In this never-ending nationwide talent show of kid and family music, they are most definitely at the top."

Says Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble.com, "Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we'd just discovered that the Beatles had recorded a ton of kids music 40+ years ago."

Recess Monkey has earned dozens of awards over its twelve year history. Their 2016 Amazon Original Family album "Novelites" was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album. Time Out New York recently named them the #3 Kindie band in America behind the iconic They Might Be Giants and gifted Chicago kid-tunester Justin Roberts.

Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows, Recess Monkey strives to strike a balance between kid-centric ideas and musical authenticity. Lyrically, they weave jokes and puns together with universal childhood themes, speaking to both kids and their parents simultaneously with catchy, melodic songs. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast.


Drew Holloway
(vocals, guitar)

Drew would like to thank his mom for singing to him as a wee lad, even if she says it was out of tune... and his his father, for keeping the house well-stocked with instruments and letting Drew play his favorite music in the car... and his older brother, for sharing his record collection, or at least putting it where Drew could reach it.

All of this has helped shape the guy who's always had a tune rolling around in his head and a need to furiously tap on the desk. Lucky also that he found some great friends to play music with and take those incessant ideas farther and farther!

When he's not rocking out with Recess Monkey, you can find Drew teaching elementary school at University Child Development School and singing goofy songs at the kitchen table with his wife and two girls.

Jack Forman
(bass, vocals)

Jack taught for thirteen years at University Child Development School before becoming a Stay-at-Home-Dad (aka "LIVING THE DREAM!") to his two young kids. He started music lessons at an early age, bouncing from cello to piano to trombone, before settling into a 9-year membership in Seattle's Northwest Boychoir.

Jack studied Creative Writing and Top Ramen consumption at University of Washington. The day after finishing his novel (which was mostly about writing a novel), he bought his first bass and promptly joined his first band with the belief that the best way to become a better musician would be to play music with people far more talented than he was. The gamble paid off bigtime.

Jack's also an On-Air personality on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live where his daily kid call-in show "Live From the Monkey House" blends kid-centric ideas, hysterical daily themes and high energy music for the whole family.

Jack lives in Seattle with his wife, son, daughter and cat.

Korum Bischoff (drums)

It was a drum solo during his dad's prog rock band rehearsal in the summer of '75 that sent Korum’s mom into labor–and he's been banging on stuff ever since. He spent his first ten years playing in his dad’s studio in a Sacramento cul-de-sac before moving onto a sailboat and sailing off with the musical Bischoff crew to Bainbridge Island.

When he’s not fish-sticking, you'll find Korum directing marketing and programs at Bloedel Reserve, a public garden overlooking Puget Sound, teaching private drum lessons (he formerly taught middle school music) or playing with his boys on the docks or ball field.

He previously worked at Seattle's famed circus Teatro ZinZanni where he was graphic designer, marketing manager and developed their education and family programs.