The refreshing sight of kids letting loose and dancing without inhibition is the inspiration for Ottawa-based musician, Mr. Super Dude. His music aims to captivate the whole family with an engaging sound that is equally entertaining for adults.
While Mr. Super Dude is new to the children’s music scene, the man behind the music, Troy Neilson, is an East Coast Music Award (ECMA) winning artist. This new foray into kids’ music combines a fun & upbeat hip-hop style with years of stage experience on tour, on TV and at festivals.
At the age of ten, Mr. Super Dude first expressed his creative knack by winning Ganong’s ‘Why I Love the Chocolate Mousse’ poetry contest. It was an early sign that the Fredericton native had music in his blood, as his great uncle was legendary New Brunswick fiddler Don Messer.
His entertaining stage presence combines storytelling, crowd participation, props and dance moves. His music has been described as a "breath of fresh air" with comparisons to André 3000 (of Outkast), Buck 65 & Koo Koo Kangaroo.
Prior to making kids music, he received 7 award nominations from the ECMAs, Canadian Urban Music Association (CUMA) & Ontario Independent Music Award (OIMA). He charted on 40+ radio stations & toured 6 times. He showcased at NXNE, CMW, Indie Week, ECMAs, Under Pressure, Music New Brunswick, Canada Winter Games, Canada Day & more.