Hot Peas ‘N Butter is an exciting, multicultural children’s band that has quickly built a devoted following. Created by Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, these lifelong friends from New York City have combined their talents to bring an innovative, energetic and interactive musical style on stage. Incorporating 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew) into their performances, Hot Peas ‘N Butter uses elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock, bringing fans to their feet. With hit videos like “Number 1” and “Deep Down” being featured on Nickelodeon and Noggin, Hot Peas ‘N Butter are quickly becoming a family favorite! They are mainstays on Sirius Radio’s “Kids Stuff,” and XMKids, and proud recipients of the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012 Parent’s Choice Awards.
Giving back is also very important to Hot Peas ‘N Butter. In support of being a new partner to St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon, Hot Peas ‘N Butter presented their song “Different Spokes for Different Folks,” off their award-winning album, Volume 4: The Pod Squad. Not surprisingly, it was an instant hit with St. Jude, and even spawned a Trike-A-Thon launch in Puerto Rico, using “Different Spokes for Different Folks.” as its theme song. The original video airs regularly on Nick Jr. /Nickelodeon TV and is also featured on the official Trike-A-Thon DVD. ”Different Spokes for Different Folks” held the number 1 spot for several weeks on Sirius Radio’s “Kids Stuff,” and continues to reside in the top 100 songs overall on Sirius.