Krista Viliniskis
Tinderbox Music



Key Dates

Bad Bad Dinosaur CD Release Show!
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 @ The Parkway Theater
4818 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
With Louis and Dan for a late afternoon of family music
4:00 pm. Tickets $10 a Pop or $25 per family


Mr. Billy, you are hilarious.
Brinley, age 5

I like your songs. You are good.
Declan, age 6


I would like you to come live at my house.
-Thomas, age 4

Listening to our kids explain your program to one of our new students was one of the greatest joys of this school year. I wish I had recorded it.
-D. Matthews, Creekside Children’s Place Edina, MN

The kids had a blast and all the teachers were very impressed with your Program!
Step by Step Montessori - Plymouth, MN


Mr. Billy is back! The Jolly Pops are set to release their 3rd studio album, “Bad Bad Dinosaur”, summer of 2019. The 12 new songs cover a lot of musical ground and include tips on how to handle an out of control dinosaur pet, detailed instructions for a proper fist bump and finally answers the ancient question, “Who’s Cheese is this?” (Answer: “Nacho Cheese”.) It’s everything a family needs to have fun and everything a kid needs to be a kid.


The Jolly Pops are fast becoming MN’s premiere choice for early childhood education facilities and family music venues. With over 75+ concerts and school appearances this summer they are set to reach an even bigger audience than ever before.  The three-month tour will also include a new multimedia LCD display to help the songs and Mr. Billy’s famous puppets come to life on stage. So mark the family calendar and get ready to rock!


Billy Hartong is the father of three young daughters and a French Bulldog son. He lives with his wife and family on a lake in Chanhassen, MN. Any given day you might find him in one of the 100 Preschools he works at in the Twin Cities area. Or he might be at a park or library with his group of Dads “making music for the kids”.

"We are Happy Dads" now available at iTunes and CDBaby [make links]

One Sheet/Lyrics

Download the "Bad Bad Dinosaur" one sheet

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More singing!

Photo credit Billy Hartong. To download drag and drop (Mac) or right click (PC).



New Album Videos

* Unreleased and Unlisted til 6/18


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