Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Grammy® nominated singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist, Judy Pancoast is known for her hit single, "The House on Christmas Street." In addition to her concerts for children and families, Judy has also crafted a cabaret show in honor of the most influential artists in her life, The Carpenters. Entitled All My Best Memories: Built by The Carpenters, it has been performed from coast to coast.
Effervescent, energetic, entertaining….all of these words describe Judy; a singer, songwriter and recording artist who radiates joy in her music. She crafts clever songs with infectious melodies that delight the young and the young at heart, as evidenced by the 2011 Grammy Award nomination for Best Children’s Album, for her one-of-a-kind CD, Weird Things Are Everywhere!
A child of the 70’s, Judy grew up in Maine, listening to Top 40 tunes with memorable melodies and catchy hooks. Today she makes music for kids all over the world whose parents value the innocence and joy of childhood: totally terrific tunes with timeless lyrics about childhood experiences that resonate across the generations.
Judy is also known for her infectious Christmas hit, “The House on Christmas Street,” which can be heard each Christmas season on radio stations across the country. A search on Youtube currently turns up nearly eight thousand videos of houses all over the world that feature the song in their animated lighting shows, including the acclaimed official video, which currently has over 250,000 views.
There’s a true interaction between performer and audience that goes on at every Judy Pancoast concert, something children remember for a lifetime. In fact, she often receives emails such as this one …
"My friends and I are graduating from high school tomorrow, and we were talking about the things we loved as kids and we all thought of you. We listened to your music all the time when we were little, and we just thought you ought to know how important you are to us."
For the past 21 years Judy’s outrageously fun family performances have created a ruckus throughout the USA wherever children and families gather. She’s performed twice in concert at the request of President Bill Clinton. The children at the Nyumbani Orphanage in Kenya experienced the joy of working with Judy when she traveled twice to Nairobi for week-long songwriting workshops. The songs are available on a fund raising CD for the orphanage.
In addition to her concerts for children and families, Judy has also crafted a cabaret show in honor of the most influential artists in her life, The Carpenters. The show, entitled All My Best Memories: Built by The Carpenters” had several successful New York performances at renowned cabaret club Don’t Tell Mama, and is available for booking at small venues throughout the northeast.
Judy lives in Connecticut with her husband, Philip, and three fur babies…Blue, a Jack Russell Terrier and sister-cats Hazelnut and Deeley. All our rescue pets from the Animal Rescue League of NH. Human daughters Emma and Louisa, who grew up performing and touring with Mom, now reside in Broolyn and work in the entertainment business.