Octopretzel

Octopretzel is a tangle of Bay Area musicians, educators and parents – friends that originally came together for back yard jams. Over the years, as we developed our careers and grew our families, the music we created together continued to inspire us, and thus we formed our band. The name Octopretzel was coined by one of our then 4yr old kids, and it stuck.

Our music, comprised of original songs as well as traditional favorites, is whimsical and fun, with an underlying sensitivity for nature, animals, feelings, and connection . Best described as folk music, our songs cross generations and genres, weaving together many different musical styles, instruments and themes. Our intention is to create music that can be enjoyed by humans of all ages – children, and their parents too!

In its current incarnation, Octopretzel is comprised of three band members – Melita (lead singer), Jennifer Altman (percussionist and puppeteer), and Dave Rosenfeld (fiddle and mandolin player.)

Past contributing members include
David Doostan, Sarita Pockell and Vir McCoy

 

To listen, visit Octopretzel on your favorite streaming platform – Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

Check out our youtube page here:
Octopretzel Videos

To book Octopretzel, contact Melita directly at info@melitamusic.com

 

“Octopretzel’s show is as exuberant as their whimsical name. The band creates engaging music, inspiring curiosity, wonder and appreciation for the world we live in.  Their skilled musicianship and magical way with children guarantees a danceable, singable and super fun experience for the whole family!”

“Octopretzel is… Fantastically folksy, magically musical, dreamily danceable and singably sweet for humans of all ages!

What Do You Love About Octopretzel

Butterfly Song (funny version!) by Octopretzel

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