Press Kit

For inquiries contact: Alison Marae
Phone: (619) 850-8912

Little Catbird Synopsis:
With toe tapping, rhythm and rhyme, Little Catbird creates interactive music shows designed to delight, entertain and engage young audiences and the young at heart. Currently based in San Diego, CA.

Creator Biographies:
Little Catbird was created by Alison Marae and Wil Forbis. They have co-written and performed three original, multi-disciplined musicals for families: The Fairy and the DragonRhythm Red Riding Hood and Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Show. All shows feature interactive live music, visual art, puppetry, theatre and dance. They’re both members of BMI.

    • A big kid at heart, Alison Marae (aka Little Catbird) is inspired by Jim Henson, Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein. She’s an international performer, singer, dancer/choreographer, songwriter, ukulele-ist, teaching artist and San Diego Music Award nominee.
    • Wil Forbis is guitarist, singer-songwriter, author, comic book artist, puppeteer and international performer and music teacher. He is the illustrator for Little Catbird.

Highlighted Past Events:
Hullabaloo 20 Day Song Project 2018.
Portland Tour: Fairy and the Dragon Summer 2017.
San Diego Botanic Garden Summer Concerts, 2016, 2017.
Hullabaloo Family Music Festival, Rancho Bernardo 2016.
San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Festival 2016.

Original Songs:
All songs registered with BMI.

      • Big Bad Wolf
      • Busy Beezy Buzzin’
      • Clap Along Song
      • Fernando, the Flamenco Flamingo
      • Flutterby Butterfly
      • Gotta Dance!
      • Grumbly Tummy
      • I’m A Super Hero
      • Little Sunshine
      • Making a Rainbow
      • Rhythm Red Riding Hood
      • Shine Shine Shine
      • Silly Swan
      • Songbird
      • We’ve Switched, We’re Opposites
      • Wow! What an Interesting Bug
      • You’re My Sweet Potato


    Song Samples

    “Kids who visit us at the Garden just LOVE Little Catbird! Her interactive performances…are both entertaining and educational, not just for children, but the entire family. Alison is professional, easy to work with, and a joy to have here at the Garden. We always look forward to having her and her friends here with us!”
    Lisa Reynolds, San Diego Botanic Garden

    “…bright, cheery fun tunes that were a hit with kids and adults alike!” Bill S. Branch Manager San Diego Public Library

    “…offered a unique, and engaging performance mixing live music, acting and puppetry! Fun for the whole family!” Sara C., Youth Services Librarian, San Diego County Library

    “…a fantastic music show that is fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. Their upbeat energy and sense of fun means everyone in the audience has a great time. You can’t help singing along and moving to the music.” Angie S., Youth Services Librarian, San Diego Public Library.

    Little Catbird is fully insured, background checked and approved to perform in libraries with:

    • City of San Diego, CA
    • County of San Diego, CA
    • Orange County, CA
    • Multnomah County in Portland OR.