Meet the Band

The Kerplunks are Canadian children’s entertainers bringing high-energy, colourful performances to the stage. The Kerplunks play catchy self-penned original tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions. They have enjoyed a 12 year career playing some of Canada’s finest music festivals, theatres and schools. This multi-award winning band provides a unique live performance with a full four-piece multi-instrumental band, playing a variety of upbeat musical styles that even parents enjoy. You’ll hear engaging songs that get the whole family on their feet moving and joining in on the actions.


Kid content, grown-up groove!

Kid content, grown-up groove!

Dinah D and Tina Jones are joined by their friends Phil Wipper and Aaron Cadwaladr, making The Kerplunks a four-piece live band! The Kerplunks play catchy tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions. Dinah plays the upright bass, banjo, and really belts it out! She also plays the kazoo like a madwoman! Tina plays the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, baritone and also sings. Watch out for when she busts a rhyme, yo! Phil plays the drums, keeping everyone in time and really likes to “Go Bananas”. Aaron plays the acoustic guitar, sings harmonies and makes great faces.

The Kerplunks have been busy playing some of Western Canada’s finest music festivals and touring BC


Instrumentation

Dinah D and Tina Jones are joined by their friends Phil Wipper and Aaron Cadwaladr, making The Kerplunks a four-piece band! The Kerplunks play catchy tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged singing along and joining in on the actions.

Dinah plays the upright bass, banjo, and really belts it out! She also plays the kazoo like a mad-woman!


Instrumentation

Dinah

Dinah D

Dinah D plays the Upright Bass live on stage with The Kerplunks. At home and in the studio she plays approximately 20 other instruments. Dinah loves her Fun Farm with chickens, ducks and bees, and she spends much of her time drinking earl grey tea and playing with the cats. Dinah also loves songwriting, printmaking with Lino and making felted clothes with wool.


Tina

Jojo Hallett

Jojo loves playing keyboard, trumpet and singing with the Kerplunks. Jojo also plays melodica, trombone and guitar and likes to write and record songs in her mini-recording studio on Gabriola Island. Jojo loves shiny stickers, costumes and colourful glitter and has extra of all of these things so that she can share them with others. Jojo has two fluffy cats named Bix and Mrs. Chippy who get up to all kinds of adventures. Meow.


Phil

Phil Wipper

Phil loves to count. 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4. Good thing he’s a drummer!! He lives in Nanaimo with his family and their dog and cat. When he’s not busy playing music, he’s usually cooking up something delicious or out riding his B.I.C.Y.C.L.E.


Aaron

Aaron Cadwaladr

Aaron likes to spend his time playing the guitar and making forts. He lives on the beach with his family, their Mexican streetdog and their pet fancy rats. When he is not making forts he likes to go out in his boat and play in the ocean – watching the waves and following the fish.