Doctor Noize is the alter ego of Cory Cullinan. National Public Radio family music commentator Stefan Shepherd called Doctor Noize “the funniest guy in kids’ music, and that’s saying something.” Cullinan believes that kids are the most adventurous, creative, and brilliant audience in the world, and his performances as Doctor Noize create adventures for kids that inspire them to stretch, grow, learn, laugh and create.
Cullinan studied music at Stanford University. His pre-Doctor Noize album “My Oyster” earned accolades and lead to placement of his songs in TV shows and mainstream movies like Brad Pitt’s “Spy Game.” After the birth of his two daughters, he released “The Ballad of Phineas McBoof,” his first recording as Doctor Noize.
They recording tells the tale of the great monkey Phineas McBoof and his quest for the impossibly perfect song with his band, The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses. Within two months, the recording had scored a national number one hit song — “Banana” — on Sirius XM kids’ radio. An iPhone app game, Bananas!, based on this song was a chart-topping hit in over 25 countries around the world.
His subsequent Doctor Noize albums, including “The Return of Phineas McBoof” and “Grammaropolis” have continued this indie ethos with professional production values. His newest release, slated for July 2016, is "Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony." It’s a two-act, two-album musical that introduces kids to the wonders of the orchestra and was produced at Cullinan’s Reach Studios. It features recordings of the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Grammy-winning theatrical singers Isabel Leonard and Nathan Gunn.
As a live performer, Doctor Noize inspires audiences to participate in the creative process. He arranges, plays and loop-records multiple instruments and vocals live, inviting audience members to join him on stage and contribute their own talents.