Friday, December 14, 2007

"Feel Good Stew" - On the Radio!!

91.5 FM
Below is the partial playlist for The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl (radio show for kids) -
December 15, 2007:

Trout Fishing in America – "Santa Brought Me Clothes For Christmas" [Merry Fishes to All] Medeski, Martin and Wood – "Pirates Don’t Take Baths" [Let’s Go Everywhere] Zev Haber – "What Are You Gonna Do?" [This Dog is Bananas] Ellis Paul – "Road Trip" [The Dragonfly Races] Tory Christensen – "Feel Good Stew" [Wiggle Like a Fish] Sufjan Stevens – "Come On! Let’s Boogie to the Elf Dance!"

You can hear it on: 91.5 FM WAWL in Chattanooga, TN
Feel free to visit the SMCB blog site:
http://smcb.blogspot.com/
Special thanks to Dave Loftin (the show host) ...!!

Endorsement from Lori Selby, PhD

“Tory Christensen has the amazing ability to build immediate rapport with children and capture their undivided attention through music that is fun and educational. His performances are highly interactive. The audience is involved from the very beginning.”
- Lori Selby, PhD
Interim Director of Education
WSU Tri-Cities

Holiday Stories and music at WSU

Wiggle Report:
WSU event on December 4th -

This was a very fun night full of music, stories and laughter! Tory sang a few hits from the "Wiggle Like a Fish" CD and a few holiday classics. Special thanks to all the kids and families who joined us at WSU for this night of holiday cheer! :)

Can you still hear hear the bells? We can!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Wiggle Like a Fish at WSU ...

Come join us for an hour long event of Holiday stories
and kid-friendly music!
December 4, 2007
WSU (Tri-Cities Campus)
Richland, WA
7-8 pm
Official Press Release from WSU:
Holiday Children’s Stories, Fun Music Dec. 4 at WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. — Holiday children’s stories, plus music by Wiggle Like A Fish, will be shared at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Retired educator Hank Sauer of Kennewick will read "The Polar Express." WSU Tri-Cities education professors Terry Young and Barbara Ward will read other holiday stories. Between stories, children can get up and dance to special kid-friendly music performed by WSU alumnus Tory Christensen and his Wiggle Like A Fish Group (http://www.wigglelikeafish.com/). Christensen is accompanied by a 6-foot-tall fish. The hour-long story time is sponsored by the WSU Tri-Cities College of Education. Admission is free and open to the public. The Dec. 4 event will be at WSU Tri-Cities in the Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Richland. For driving directions, go to http://www.tricity.wsu.edu/ and click on “visit.”

Note to Editors: Poster is available upon request.

Do you see what I see??!

Wiggles the Fish takes a swim in Seattle ...
While we were in Seattle, we took the Wiggle Crew out on the Pier and to our suprise,
we saw Wiggles the Fish swimming in the sea ... :)!!
Luckily he came back to do the show with us at the Seattle Center.
:)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

"It's All Up To You" played on 91.5 FM - WAWL



Wake up and WiGGLE -

Tory's song :"It's All Up To You" from his Wiggle Like a Fish CD
was played on The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl Radio show today!
:)
You can tune in at 91.5 FM WAWL in Chattanooga, TN
Feel free to visit the SMCB blog site:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Quote from Ann Bergman at Seattle's Child Magazine


"Wiggle Like a Fish makes the room get up
and dance without the hype or frenzy.
Great warm energy and delightful lyrics ..."

~ Ann Bergman
Publisher and Founder
Seattle's Child

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Education Fair in Seattle, WA

Seattle Center - Center House
November 4, 2007

We had a GREAT time in Seattle! It was fun to wiggle and sing with all the kids and parents in downtown Seattle.

Thanks again to the staff at Seattle's Child Magazine for inviting us to be part of the Education Fair.

PS: It was fun to hear everyone in the Center House shout "Go Away Grumpies" ...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween at the Uptown ...

Singing Superman (Tory Christensen)
Uptown Shopping Center - Halloween 2007

The ghosts, goblins, princesses, mermaids, and all the other trick-or-treaters were absolutley fantastic! We loved seeing all the costumes on parade! This was by far one of our favorite performances... (We say that a lot don't we??) :)

We enjoyed meeting all of you that stopped by the "Wiggle Like a Fish" booth and hope you wiggle your way through the rest of this week!

Special thanks to Julie and Janna at Parties & Pages for letting us add the beat to this year's Trick-or-Treat bash!!

Next stop: SEATTLE!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick-or-Treat to the Wiggle BEAT!!

Tory Christensen the Singing Superman LIVE on Halloween
at the Richland Uptown Shopping Center!

Bring the entire family and Trick-or-Treat to the beat. Tory and Wiggles the Fish will be performing from 3 to 5 pm in front of the Parties and Pages store in the Uptown (Jadwin Street Side)....
Happy Halloween - from the Wiggle Like a Fish TEAM.
BE safe and make sure you check the candy before you eat it....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Wiggles the Fish makes the Tri-City Herald ...

Hanford High counselor to perform Wednesday 10/31/07 -

This Halloween, you'll have to be on the lookout for more than ghosts and goblins once Tory Christensen starts singing. Wherever the Hanford High School counselor performs, there's a 6-foot-5 fish called Wiggles lurking about. Wiggles is the hero from the album, Wiggle Like A Fish, which contains 11 original songs written and performed by Christensen, who'll perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Parties & Pages store in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Christensen also performs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the center stage Nov. 4 as part of the Education and Enrichment Fair at Seattle Center.
The event is sponsored by Seattle's Child Magazine. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wiggle Like a Fish in SEATTLE, WA

We're Singing in SEATTLE ...

November 4th we'll be playing at the Education and Enrichment Fair presented by Seattle's Child Magazine. They received a review copy of the "Wiggle Like a Fish" CD and called us up and asked us to play as part of this big event! :) (Special thanks for the invitation!!) This event is free to the public and is being held at the Seattle City Center - downtown. For more information, please visit the Events page on the Wiggle Like a Fish site. Tory Christensen will perform TWO shows at 11 am and 1 pm ... !! We will also have a booth so please stop by and make some feel good stew!! :)

Halloween at the Uptown Shopping Center ... BOO!

WE are really excited about the upcoming show at the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland, WA. Grab your kids, wear a costume and get a whole bunch of candy trick-or-treating from shop to shop!! And don't forget to stop at Parties & Pages and enjoy some GREAT family/kid music by Tory Christensen!! See you then .... (We can't wait to see all the costumes!!)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Halloween costume for a fish!!



What are you going to be for Halloween? :) Our happy fish decided he's going to be Zorro! I wonder what type of treats he gets when he is out Trick-or-Treating? I'll have to ask him ....

Monday, October 15, 2007

Wiggle Like a Fish Video Clip

video

The footage for this short clip was taken during the Nickelodeon LIVE event in Pasco, WA

Tory Christensen singing at the Country Mercantile in Pasco, WA

We'll be singing down on the farm!

Join us Saturday, October 20th, 2007 singing from noon-3 pm at The Country Mercantile!
Bring the entire family and enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin patch and some GREAT music!
PS: Bring your camera so you can get a photo with Wiggles the Fish...
For more infomation and driving directions (click on the link below) -

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

16 LIVE Shows ---

The Kennewick Farmer's Market was our 16th LIVE show since June of 2007....
GO WIGGLE TEAM!!

There's more fun on the way ... We'll keep you posted! :)

Kennewick Farmer's Market - 10/4/07

It was a beautiful night in downtown Kennewick - Special thanks to all who danced, sang and celebrated the end of summer with us!!! What a FUN night...


{ LIVE }
On the streets and sidewalk in Kennewick, Washington ...


"Wow - Check out that singing Superman and that GIANT dancing fish!"
~ Comment from the street






It’s time to make a drawing ... It’s time to make a picture
All you need is crayons ... And a little paper



Kennewick Farmer's Market - Step right up and make some FEEL GOOD STEW!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Downtown Kennewick Farmer's Market - Catch us singing in the streets! (10/4/07)

Catch us at the downtown Kennewick, WA Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 4th - 2007
3:00 to dusk

Tory will be singing in the street! Join us for
the end of summer corn-ival!
Grab the family and come on out ...

Check out the Kennewick Farmer's Market website -
(For directions and more info):

A Time of Remembrance

A Time of Remembrance

Howard Amon Park
Fingernail Stage
(This was a great afternoon at the park)


" Make a mean face and give that grumpie a scare .. "


The Wiggle Like a Fish show at Howard Amon Park
Richland, WA
September 29, 2007

********

Special thanks to the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday
to keep America Free ... God be with you.

One Cool FISH -


Wiggles the Fish climbed out of the Columbia River and went shopping!
What did Wiggles buy? A new pair of green Converse tennis shoes .... !
VERY COOL.

Bust a move Wiggles!

The SMOOVIES Show - 9/28/07

Tory and Wiggles the Fish
Smoovies - September 28, 2007


Sound Check before the show ...
(That's the Singing Superman - Tory Christensen)


Thanks to everyone at Smoovies for the fun night outside under the stars! We loved watching the movie on their big screen and playing for the family and kids who dared join us on such a chilly, September fall night ...!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Tonight at SMOOVIES ...



Tonight is the show at SMOOVIES in Richland!


If you happened to read the information in the Tri-City Herald about the concert at Flat Top Park, simply change the location! The Event is happening - but NOT at the Park.


You can catch the concert and the movie at Smoovies (off Keene Rd) in Richland - 6:30 pm.


See you tonight - Get your Wiggle on!!

:)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Music and a Movie - At Smoovies in Richland, WA

We had a chance to stop in at Smoovies today and drop off some flyers and posters for the upcoming "Wiggle Like a Fish" performance. Wow! What a fun, happy place. The owners are so kind and people friendly - it was fun to meet them! If you get the chance, please stop in and get a peach Smoothie - they are ultra yummy!

And bring the entire family out on Friday, September 28th at 6:30 for a fun, free concert and movie under the stars!!! See you then ...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fall Harvest Festival


Catch Tory Christensen LIVE on September 15th

Place: Flat Top Park - West Richland, WA
Time: Booth from noon to 4 pm - Enter your name in our fish bowl to win prizes!
Performances: at 2 pm & 3 pm (subject to change)
Date: Saturday September 15th
See you there!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Get your photo with Wiggles the Fish ...

Tory, Wiggles the Fish and friends :)

We had so much fun at the Nickelodeon LIVE show! The kids couldn't get enough of Wiggles the Fish ...

Deja vu

There once was a rusty old cowboy ... :)
And his name was Déjà vu

(Tory and friends performing at the Tumblweed Music Festival
during the Songwriting Contest finals).
September 1, 2007
Howard Amon Park
Richland, WA

Meeting Spongebob Square Pants and Patrick the Star ...

September 8, 2007
Pasco, WA

A bunch of superstars ... :)

Winners from the Fish Bowl ...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Wiggle Like a Fish booth during the Kid's Expo and NIckelodeon LIVE show on Saturday (9/8/07). We had a great time meeting all of you!
Congratulations to the following lucky winners: Loralee, Susan and Hayden...!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

"Wiggle Like a Fish" on iTunes

Yipee - We're NOW on iTunes!

Go ahead ...download some feel-good, positive kid's music ...! :)
You can get to the "Wiggle Like a Fish" CD by typing Tory Christensen into the search box on the iTunes site. (Let us know what you think of the CD - Feel free to add a review)

Wiggles the Fish spends a day at the park!

Wiggles the Fish was a BIG HIT! We were so glad he was able to join us at the Tumbleweed Festival on Saturday (9/01/07).... Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for some great music and fun at Howard Amon Park. The weather was perfect and we really had a great time singing, moving and grooving out with the folk crowd!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Excited to share the music!!

We're excited for all the upcoming shows!! September will be a month full of concerts, wiggles and festivals! Tomorrow is the Tumbleweed Festival in Richland (9/01/07) - bring the entire family and come enjoy some incredible music in the park.
Catch Tory live at 2 pm on the River Stage.
And again at 5 pm on the West Stage - for the songwriting festival :)
Be on the lookout for a BIG fish - roaming the park ....
Hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The creation of Wiggles the Fish!


Have you ever tried to create a life-size costume of a fish?
Yeah, this is new for us too! It's been very fun and exciting to watch the fabric come to LIFE ... Special thanks to Jill Lichfield for her exceptional sewing talent and creative eye. Thanks also to Robert Lichfield for being the avid fisherman that he is - his knowledge of a fish's anatomy is truly stellar :)... (He actually drew the dorsal fin pattern piece for Wiggles)! If you'd like to meet Wiggles the fish - Look for him at the Tumbleweed Festival (around 1:45 at Howard Amon Park) in Richland, WA - Feel free to bring your camera so you can 'hook' a photo :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Thank you Wiggle TEAM!!

The "Wiggle Like a Fish" CDs arrived today ... They turned out just the way we wanted.
I want to thank the team that helped make this possible -
Special thanks from Tory:

Jennie Stanfield - Illustrations – Her artwork makes the characters in the songs come alive.

Kami Cornwall - Web/Graphic Design – Her endless patience and willingness to help was exactly what was needed until everything was perfect.

Manuel Fernandez - Producer/Musician/Coach/Friend – His recording studio is the best kept secret in town. Manuel spent countless hours recording, playing and singing backup, coaching me to do it better, and producing my songs into music worthy of this CD.

Wendy L. Christensen - Publicist/PR (also my wife!) – I’ve been writing and singing songs for 25 years without any intention of ever going public. Wendy not only talked me into pursuing this venture, she made it all happen. Without her enthusiasm and leadership none of this would have been possible.

This is only the beginning ...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tumbleweed Music Festival (September 1, 2007)

We're getting really excited for the month of September! We've got some BIG events coming up and we hope you'll be able to make it to one of them. Our first event happens September first (That's the release date for the CD) - Yahoooo!
Tory will be performing at the Tumbleweed Music Festival at 2:00 and again at 5:00 pm as part of the songwriting contest! His song: “The Legend of Déjà vu.” is a finialist ... It's going to be a fun day (full of music) at Howard Amon Park in Richland. We look forward to seeing you there! :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wiggle Like a Fish goes to Market - August 10, 2007



August 10, 2007
Farmer's Market - Richland, WA
Tory singing ...
It was the perfect day on the Parkway!
A light breeze and 77 degrees out, nothing but sunshine, blues skies and music ....
Thank you to everyone who came out and sang with us!
We met a lot of new people and enjoyed sharing the morning together.

Many of you asked when the CD would be available -
We plan on selling it at our upcoming concert:
The Tumbleweed Music Festival
September 1, 2007
2 pm (Howard Amon Park)
Find us on the River Stage!
You can also buy a copy via our website -
PS - Tory wrote a song for the Tumbleweed Festival
and it is a finalist in their songwriting contst!
He'll be performing it at 5 pm on the River Stage on
September first - Howard Amon Park

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Friday, August 10th - Richland Farmer's Market (on the Parkway)

You're Invited ...
Tory Christensen will be performing songs from his "Wiggle Like a Fish" cd
Friday, August 10th at the Richland Farmer's Market
Shows at 10 and 11 am
Come enjoy the food, the music and the fun ...

See you at the market :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Playing Pretend - A song for Lauren

Lauren's favorite animal is a horse ...
Tory's CD is finished! We can't wait for everyone to hear it ... It contains 11 songs and one of them is called: "Playing Pretend"
Tory wrote this song for Lauren (his daughter) ... she even has a part on the song! We'll let you know when the CD will be available to purchase!
PS:
Tory's next performance is at the Call Family Reunion in Afton, Wyoming...
Yipeee - Yahooooooooo

Saturday, July 14, 2007

LIVE Recording Party!

La La La - FUN!
Tory's CD is almost complete! We can hardly wait for everyone to hear it! Three of his songs need a LIVE audience so we've invited some of our dear friends (and their children) to join us on Tuesday, July 17th for a LIVE recording party! ....

More exciting news to come :)!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Boise, Idaho Public Library

(Boise, Idaho Capitol Building)

July 10, 2007 - The Boise Public Library is BIG and very fun! If you are ever in downtown Boise (by the Capitol) make a stop into the library and enjoy the energy there!

We had a GREAT time singing in the children's auditorium! Lots of kids, lots of wiggles and nothing but FUN.

This is another spot we'd love to visit again and again and again. Thanks for having us! :)

PS - What do you say when you have the grumpies? ....

"There's a Monster Under my Bed" ...

Caldwell, Idaho Public Library

July 10, 2007 - This was another great morning spent singing with kids and parents at the library! The kids really enjoyed the "Monster Under My Bed" song.

Thanks for coming out and singing with us! :) ...

St. Luke's Children's Hospital (Boise, Idaho)

(Tory Tuning his guitar in the children's playroom)
July 9, 2007 - We had a very special time singing with the children at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Thank you for letting us be part of your day! We will be back to wiggle and sing with you again :)!! (We can't wait!)
To all the children at St. Lukes ... Please make a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Nampa, Idaho Public Library

We had so much fun at this event! There were about 100 people present and it was fun to wiggle, dance and sing with all those present. When Tory sang his - "It's all up to you" song he paused to ask the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up ... The two most popular responses were - a cowboy or a princess!

PS - Do what you like, like what you do - it's ALL UP TO YOU! :)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Nampa, Idaho Press Release

Wiggle Like a Fish! Music for Kids at the Nampa Public Library

YouNewsTV™
Story Created: Jun 26, 2007 at 1:26 PM MDT
By Spencer Larimore

Event Details
Date: July 7, 2007
Event Description
Wiggle Like a Fish! Music for Kids at the Nampa Public Library
Saturday, July 7th at the Nampa Public Library, the new and upcoming musician and writer, Tory Christensen, will be performing Wiggle Like a Fish! Music for Kids for children and families. The performance will begin at 10:30 and is free. All who are interested in a great, entertaining Saturday activity including music and activities, with their children, are invited to attend. No library card or registration is required.

Tory Christensen, “Dad . . . Singer . . . Songwriter . . . Performer . . .School Counselor” is from tri-cities and is now producing his first CD.For more information about Tory and Wiggle Like a Fish! Music for Kids visit www.wigglelikeafish.com.For information about this and other upcoming activities and programs, please call 468-5803 or visit us online at http://www.nampalibrary.org/.

PS:
We look forward to meeting all the kids, parents and families at the Nampa, Idaho Public Library! It's going to be a HOT weekend in Idaho - come cool off inside and wiggle with us....

Monday, July 2, 2007


"Wiggle Like a Fish" CD Update -

Tory was in the recording studio all last week... The songs sound great and he is very excited about getting it done so kids can wiggle like a fish, slither like a snake and .... :)

PS - If you are in the Boise, Idaho area - feel free to come sing with us. Check out the events page (on Wigglelikeafish.com) for more details:

http://www.wigglelikeafish.com/

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

First event of the summer ...


Chalk Art Festival
June 9th, 2007
Richland, WA

This was a very fun event! We enjoyed all the art, people and wiggles. Thanks for coming out and singing with us! :)