Yosi Levin and the Superdads live up to their moniker. The childrens pop group is energetic, engaging and offer intelligent, catchy rock.
However, Levin believes his audience is the group thats truly super as he gushes about playing for the five and under set.
I think that age of kids is just the best, Levin said. Its the happiest audience youll ever play for. They dont judge anyone. If they want to get up to dance, they just get up to dance. The greatest thing is to perform to an audience like this.
Childrens entertainment just fell into Levins lap. Levin, who is the father of a 17, 14 and an 8-year old, brought a guitar into his eldest childs pre-school in Central Jersey a dozen years ago.
It went over so well that they asked me to keep coming back, Levin said. I ended up playing parties and it hit me that I was on to something.
The Israel native, who moved to New Jersey 30 years ago, balanced childrens music with his regular gig, which was toiling as a mental health therapist. He left that career to focus on music full-time seven years ago.
Its a lot more joyful, Levin said. I just enjoy this so much. Now that my youngest is eight, all of my children are past the type of songs Im singing. Its amazing how quickly they all grow up. But Im happy singing to other peoples children. Its a great time for me and for the kids.
Its also a great time for the Superdads, who will perform with Yosi Saturday at the World Café Live.
Guitarist Jammin Joe, keyboardist Billy The Kids Dad and drummer Super Steve will deliver their turbo-charged kids show in the morning.
Thats often the time that makes the most sense, Levin said. You do what you have to do. But it doesnt matter to me when we play. What matters to me is entertaining the children. I just want to go out and give the finest performance that I can give. This is the greatest gig in the world. You cant beat writing and singing songs for kids. You go up there and perform and they instantly let you know how they feel. Its really wonderful.