Canadian Children’s Singer: Erick Traplin

Erick Traplin has been one of Ontario’s sought after children’s entertainers for more than 20 years; performing his fun-filled, high energy and interactive concerts at schools, libraries, fairs, corporate events, and community events. Erick captivates young audiences wherever he goes. Erick knows music is the universal language that connects us all, regardless of age, race or ability. He says “Music communicates at a level far deeper than words can, and penetrates our whole being. It’s great stuff!”

In Erick’s discography, of more than 100 songs, not only will you find the songs fun to listen and dance to, with his unique brand of music using various genres, but you will also find messages of getting along, persistence and perseverance, respect for oneself and others, the environment and being yourself. Approximately 95% of his songs are his own material. He arranges, records and produces all his music.

A few of Erick’s most recognizable (and requested) songs are: Bubbles, Chick a Boom, Spiderman, The Chicken Song, Blast Off, Sailing on a Pirate Ship, Say La La, and The Window Washer. Along with his children’s Cd’s, he has also recorded a Cd for adults he performs at area pubs and retirement homes.

With success of as a songwriter and performer, Erick has expanded his artistic horizons by writing children’s books based on his songs: The Christmas Mouse (song of the same name), Plucky the Persistent Little Hen (based on “The Chicken Song”) and Sign and Sing,, which is in collaboration of sign language company “Little Hands Talking” , a book and Cd combination. The book has eight illustrated songs, complete with the sign language for each one. Erick has a few more books in the planning stages.

When you see Erick perform (or just listen to his Cd’s) you will quickly realize that he loves what he does. With this gift and talent, Erick 62, is only in his 23rd year of being a professional singer, and that his original goal as a singer was for adults, but quickly developed his niche for children’s music. At age 39 he got serious about wanting a career that made an impact on others. Up until then, he was a jack-of-all-trades…working at various factory jobs or driving trucks.

What a smart move he made! Now, Erick is performing for the second generation of kids. Erick has stated that he plans to never retire. He is eager to perform for the third generation of kids.

Visit Erick Traplin’s website: CLICK HERE!

To purchase Cd’s and books: CLICK HERE!

 

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