Splash N’ Boots to play Murphy’s Community Centre

Canadian children's band known for stints on Treehouse TV to return to Prince Edward Island March 7

Mathieu Evong comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on March 6, 2014

Nick Adams, left, and Taes Leavitt will be performing as Splash N’ Boots at Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown on March 7. The show will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the bowling lanes at Murphy’s Community Centre, online at www.boxofficepei.com and at the door.

©Photo special to The Guardian by Alex Maxim

Splash N’ Boots had its first big break in Charlottetown several years ago.

Old Home Week events manager Rayanne Frizzle had heard about the children’s band before it ever played a show outside of its home province of Ontario, so she signed the band to play the whole week.

In the past six to seven years, the band has played four annual Old Home Weeks in Charlottetown. And now the group, which is a regular on the Canadian children’s television channel Treehouse, plans to come back to play another show on March 7.

“We’ve been waiting to come to Charlottetown,” said Nick Adams, who goes by the name of Splash in the band. “I find the parents there so friendly.”

Since first establishing the band, Splash N’ Boots has released seven albums and two DVDs, as well as aired several music videos on Treehouse. A new album, “Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree,” was nominated for a 2014 Juno award.

Splash N’ Boots couldn’t play the whole week due to touring schedules, said Adams. The show, which will be held at Murphy’s Community Centre on Richmond Street, starts at 6:30 p.m.

“We wanted to make sure Charlottetown was on our stop.”

Taes Leavitt, who goes by Boots in the band, said the $10 show will have a “first come, first serve” seating arrangement.

“We’re hoping there’s going to be 500 seats available,” she said.

The band plans to play a lot of songs from its newest album, as well as many older songs, said Leavitt. They also plan to play songs from the music videos on Treehouse.

Leavitt hopes the band’s show appeals to all ages.

“That was something we really strive for.”

For example, in past shows, Adams played music by Barenaked Ladies as a wink to parents and adults in the crowd.

“We’re all in this together,” said Adams, adding the band also had children come on stage and sing with the band.

“It’s about the kids,” he said.