Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wiggle Like a Fish on New Year's Eve!

Catch Tory Christensen and Wiggles the Fish at First Night Tri-Cities 2009 ...
Here are the 'fishy' Details:
Wiggle show at 5:30 pm at Columbia Basin College Campus
Kid Zone (Gjerde Center)
** Age 5 and under are free.
Buttons are $10.00 each and are available at all Yoke's Stores and during the event.
Happy New Year!!!
PS: We're working on a new CD for 2009 - Yahoooooo!! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Feel Good Stew" on the radio!

Special thanks to the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl show for playing "Feel Good Stew"

"...It’s time to make a drawing
It’s time to make a picture
It’s time to help your brother
It’s time to help your sister
It’s time to write a letter
It’s time to give a message
Isn’t it time to make some feel good stew?"

©Tory Christensen
Artwork by Jennie Stanfield

Superhero party at the Hard Back Cafe

Wiggles and a few Superheroes ...

Tory the Singing Superman with his Superhero family ...

Thanks to the great people at the Hard Back Cafe for hosting a Wiggle show! Extra thanks to the parents and kids that showed up to make it a SUPER night :)!!!

Remember: "If Superman can - YOU can too!"

Friday, September 5, 2008

Superheroes UNITE -Tonight at Hastings - 9/5/08

Superhero party at Hastings!
Catch the Singing Superman, Spiderman, Batman and Wiggles the Fish
at Hastings in Richland, WA
6 to 8 pm
Fun for the entire family!
Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Superhero!
Or come as yourself - (that's super too) ---

The Singing Superman knows football :)

Tory up in the announcer's box for the Hanford High School Football game ... (9/4/08)
Go Flacons! PS: Tory uses his ultra cool voice for just about everything! :)
Yup - This guy has talent!!

Tumbleweed Music Festival - 2008

Tumbleweed Music Festival
West Stage - Songwriting Contest
5 pm / August 30, 2008
Qualifying song: "It's a Family Thing" by Tory Christensen
on stage: Kaleb Christensen (mandolin), Chris Christensen (guitar), Tory Christensen (bass)
3 generations (WOW)!!
Tumbleweed Music Festival
Howard Amon Park
August 30, 2008
Wiggle Like a Fish performance
2 pm - River Stage
--This was a great day to sing and wiggle at the park! The weather was perfect and so was the audience. Thanks for another fun show in Richland!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tumbleweed Music Festival - August 30th, 2008

Catch Tory and Wiggles on the River Stage at 2 pm at Howard Amon Park on Saturday, August 30th - in Richland, WA
PS: Stick around until 5 pm and catch him on the West Stage for the songwriting contest.
His song is called - "It's a Family Thing"
See you this weekend :) - Just follow the BIG, Happy Fish to the FUN!!

Everett, Washington gets "Wiggly" ...!

Tory Christensen and his dancing fish - Wiggles
Silver Lake Park, Everett Washington
After the show, there were tons of kids in line to meet them both!

Introducing Kaleb Christensen on the mandolin (left on stage).
This was a very fun show for the Wiggle Crew... Thanks Everett, Washington for a wonderful concert at the park! We especially loved all the dancing and buzzing during the show ---

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catch us LIVE ... at Silver Lake Park in Everett, WA

August 14, 2008 at 10 AM -
Bring the entire family for this fun, hour-long show at Silver Lake Park in Everett, Washington!
Event hosted by: The City of Everett / Concerts in the park series
See you there ... :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tory Christensen is a finalist in the Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest!

Yahoooo - Let's Celebrate!

Tory is a finalist in the 2008 Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting contest. This is the second year in a row that he has been chosen as a finalist... He will be performing "It's a Family Thing" on Saturday, August 30th at 5 PM on the West Stage at Howard Amon Park in Richland, WA. We'll keep you posted on all the details of this event!

Songs around the campfire

Chris and Tory Christensen
Long Beach, Washington / June 2008

Tory and his Dad love to sing together - especially around the campfire. What do they sing? A few Wiggle songs but mostly, its the good old country hits from days long gone.... stuff by Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams.
Put another log on the fire because they guys are good! And it is soooooo fun to sing along :)

The Wiggle Pavilion at Howard Amon Park!

Wiggles the Fish and Tory Christensen June 25, 2008
Howard Amon Park / Richland, WA

We had a GREAT time wiggling, dancing and meeting all the children and families at the Richland Public Library's 'Picnic at the Park' summer reading event! Thanks for a very fun afternoon :)

Keep reading and remember to get outside and wiggle!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Picnic in the Park - June 25, 2008

The Richland Public Library Children's Department Presents:
Picnic in the Park
(Performance by Wiggle Like a Fish at 12:45 pm)
Meet at the picnic shelter by the Community Center (bring a sack lunch)
Library will supply drinks, chips and cookies
Event open to all summer readers! See you there...
PS: Playground and wading pool nearby

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wiggle Plans (for the classroom and beyond)

An Interactive Companion to the music of ...

Wiggle Like a Fish by Tory Christensen, M.Ed.

Add music to your classroom – Wiggle Plans booklet NOW available!

Hot off the press – This book includes discussions and activities for the classroom (Grade Kindergarten thru 2nd). Each lesson plan helps students understand the messages contained on the Wiggle Like a Fish CD and allows them to explore their feelings, thoughts and creativity. The back of the book contains a helpful guide for teachers with an index for the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements and the K-2 Utah Core Standards. (The activities and discussions meet many of the requirements).

Tory will be giving a 3 hour presentation to educators in Payson, Utah on June 17th, 2008 – he’s excited to share his Wiggle Plans with teachers in the Nebo Education District.

Be ready to WIGGLE!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wiggle Like a Fish Review in Washington State Magazine (Summer 2008)

"Wiggle Like a Fish" by Tory Christensen ...
"It’s immediately apparent, as you listen to the 11 songs on Wiggle Like a Fish—all written by the performer—that Christensen’s mission is to exert as positive an influence on children as his father exerted on him. Song after song promotes values of self-esteem, good judgment, thoughtfulness, cooperation, courtesy, kindness, imagination, and love."
~ George Bedirian, Managing Editor - Washington State Magazine
If you'd like to read the complete review, please visit the link below -
Artwork by Jennie Stanfield

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wiggles and Tory at Tri-Tech Preschool in Kennewick, WA

(Tri-Tech Gets Wiggly with Wiggles and Tory Christensen)

(Wiggles and Tory at Tri-Tech Preschool)

April 24, 2008 - Special thanks to all the students and leaders at Tri-Tech Preschool for the very fun morning and afternoon! We loved being a part of your day ... :)

We loved having Wiggles and Tory singing with the children. It was fun how Wiggles (without using any words) communicated with the children. We especially appreciated how Tory was sensitive to the individual children. If a child raised their hand he made sure to call on them and listen attentively to each response.
It was better than anything we had imagined.
- Bobbie / Tri-Tech preschool

An Inspirational hour at Hanford High School ...

(Ben Archibald & Tory talking to students at HHS)

(Tory and students at HHS)

April 17, 2008 - Tory Christensen spent some quality time on stage with the freshman class at Hanford High School ... he taught them the 5 points on the Success Star and encouraged them to set goals and plan for their future.

He was joined on stage by his friend – Ben Archibald who played in the NFL. Ben shared his story of being a member of the New Orleans Saints and told stories about the challenges he faced personally and as a member of the team after Hurricane Katrina. (It was very inspiring!)

Together, they provided a very fun, educational and entertaining hour.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

On the Radio ...

Tory Christensen's "It's All Up to You" made the second hour playlist on The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl show! (April 19, 2008)

Happy Earth Day to everyone! Do what you love and love what you do ...

You could run a pet store with a lot of little critters
Or put up signs that say, “Please don’t litter.”
~ Tory Christensen, "It's All up to You"

Special thanks to the show host: Dave Loftin for playing the good stuff!
Feel free to visit the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl Blog - http://smcb.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 31, 2008

A Night to Wiggle at the Richland Public Library!

Wiggle Like a Fish performance
Richland Public Library
March 27, 2008
Thanks to all the families and kids who showed up to wiggle with us... This was a VERY fun night.
PS: Tory sang "Superman Can" for the kids and reminded them they are all super heroes!
"... If Superman Can ---
Then YOU can too!"
~ Tory Christensen

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wiggle Show Tonight - 3/27/08

Hop, slither or leap over to the Richland Public Library tonight for a

Richland Public Library
Thursday, March 27th
7:00 PM

** Bring your camera and get a photo with Wiggles the Fish **

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Musician gets kids wiggling - article in the Tri-City Herald (3/24/08)

Below is a link to the article about Tory and his "Wiggle Like a Fish" music -
"Tory Christensen learned to love guitar as a boy while listening to his dad play cowboy songs. Now the Richland man uses the instrument to write tunes of his own -- gentle melodies with a subtle country lilt that remind kids to say please and thank you, believe in themselves and have a little fun."
~ Sara Schilling
Tri-City Herald Staff Writer
Upcoming Show -
Join us at the Richland Public Library
March 27th - 7 PM

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Wiggle Like a Fish TEAM ...!!
Let us know if you find any 4 leaf clovers :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Wiggles the Fish and the Singing Superman at Gateway

Wiggles the Fish busting a move at Gateway School ...
This was a very fun afternoon and we loved being a part of the school day fun!
Gateway: Thanks for inviting us to wiggle, slither and find a groove with YOU!
(Photo taken - February 21, 2008)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Get ready to WIGGLE ... (eat your veggies)

The singing Superman and his friend Wiggles (the fish) are really excited for tomorrow's show at Gateway!

Are you wondering how they get ready for all the fun??!

Here's a little inside secret:
They eat good food :) ... See you tomorrow!


Monday, February 11, 2008

CDs now available at Hastings

"Wiggle Like a Fish" by Tory Christensen now available at -
Hastings Books Music & Video
1425 George Washington Way , Richland , WA

Saturday, February 2, 2008

A show at Gateway

Gateway School for Young Children
We're excited about our upcoming show on February 21st ...
(Performance for students at Gateway and their parents).
Get ready to wiggle, slither and turn yourself around :)
CDs will be available for purchase after the performance.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wiggle in the NEW YEAR!!

First Night Tri-Cities 2008
December 31, 2007
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA

Catch us in the KID ZONE -
Tory Christensen and Wiggles the Fish
Kid's Stage: 4:15 pm
Byron Gjerde Center
Columbia Basin College

Music Review in Playdate Magazine

Playdate Magazine
(Magazine for Yakima Valley Parents)

Dance, Wiggle and Moo
"Wiggle Like a Fish" by Tory Christensen
Reviewed in Playdate Magazine DEC 07/JAN 08 Issue
"Richland father Tory Christensen's "Wiggle Like a Fish" is feel-good country folk that sends the grumpies packing and encourages kids to practice good manners - thankfully without shrill voices or annoying preaching. It's the kind of music you don't mind having stuck in your head, lending a wink of hope that the song's positive messages also might stick with your kids ..."
~ Sara Bristol

Tory Christensen in the WSU NEWS ...

Tory Christensen on the cover of WSU Today
(Washington State University Faculty, Staff
and Graduate Student News)
December 14, 2007

Alumnus Tory Christensen dons a Santa hat to play guitar and sing as part
of the Holiday event for Children on December 4, 2007 at WSU in Richland, WA.