Imagine that rock n roll is not being replaced by popular music on the radio, but cursed for eternity by a jealous wicked wizard. In fact, that's the story of Winston, Mac, Mooney and Emerson, a popular rock band who lived 500 years ago and were turned into ugly-hairy grimps until a magic reversed spell was discovered by their wizard friend magic Alex.
Cartoonist/musician Richard Sirgiovanni decided to combine his two passions for a new creative project and as a result, "The Grimps" came to life. At the age of eight years old the comic book reader and persuasive Sirgiovanni learnt that cartoonist Bill King was his neighbor and decided to visit him, gracious King welcomed the child who inspired by his works said that he wanted to be a cartoonist. Furthermore, after listening to The Beatles and Rock n Roll, at a very young age, Richard learned to play drums, consequently he joined different bands in New York City.
"The Grimps" story began five hundred years ago when four very popular minstrels on the verge of stardom were turned into little ugly, hairy grimps by the evil Spectar who jealous of their music and popularity wanted to banish them from society for eternity in the Forest of Dingle. 500 years later, their friend and wizard “magic Alex” (also cursed by Spectar) found a reverse spell that turned them back into humans but only temporary. From sunrise to sunset, the grimps are a bit gruesome and a bit impish, on the other hand, by night they are four handsome and talented rock musicians.
"The Grimps" theme song called “We're the Grimps” was written and recorded by Ron Dante, the voice behind The Archies' best selling track “Sugar Sugar” from the late 60's TV series "The Archie Show"; and by the Rock n Roll singer Freddy Cannon whose biggest international hits have been “Tallahassee Lassie” and “Palisades Park”. The musical production will be handled by Grammy award winning producer Jack Douglas. Jack has most recently produced the recent Aerosmith album as well as many others from their catalog, John Lennon, Cheap Trick and more.
This imaginative series merges the classic fairy tale with modern rock and roll. There will be a forest, wizards, magic, grimps, humans, lots of music and of course groupies. The target audience is kids from 7-12 years old, but surely parents are not going to miss it. "The Grimps" are going to feature original Rock n Roll music, something that many rock genre lovers are awaiting for a long time. “Children’s television has had a void in recent years with a popular show," say’s Sirgiovanni. “They never know when the next big thing will grab the kids...I think The Grimps will be it.”
Sirgiovanni announced recently in a press release the launch and partnership search of what he considers to be the next “Big Thing” in the music business and children’s television. He is also expecting to have many celebrities and pop artists as voiceovers for the show.
Rock n Roll is not dead, it's just cursed by a jealous wicked wizard...