Here’s what real people from all walks of life are saying about Doctor Noize.


  • Sometimes you just gotta have a little musical fun in the sun.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • At these imaginative events, kids get to explore their musical creativity as Cullinan performs music ranging from classical to funk and arranges and records an audience participation song. Kids go onstage to dance and contribute vocals, percussion and keyboard parts, and there are also improvised a capella pieces. Cullinan teaches elements of tempo, orchestration, lyrics and meter the latter through the audience counting seven beats per measure, then counting five, then shouting, "Don't Be Silly," the title of a song on his latest CD, The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof.

    Laurel Fishman (read the full article)
  • My son's been singing 'banana banana' and 'that's just silly' NONSTOP since saturday's concert... He's so into your music!

    Mythily Herz CO Noizemaker
  • Love the Grammaropolis Song!

    Doug Eivers Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I caught the tail end of his solo acoustic set yesterday at the Learning Game “educational superstore” in Cupertino and got to speak with him for considerably longer. The concert was markedly different from what I’d heard before; the lively conversation was not. Having only experienced the electronic one-man band version of Dr. Noize’s concert, I was glad to have caught him as an old school troubadour. Like Erasure (one of my favorite bands ever), Cullinan makes sure that the songs are fundamentally sound and don’t require electronic flourishes to mask any shortcomings in structure, development and lyrics.

    Yoshi Kato San Jose Mercury News (read the full article)
  • Gosh, Doc, not only are YOU brilliant and talented, looks like the next noizeration is too!

    Barbara Greenwood Northern CA Noizemaker
  • With notable participation by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Kyle Pickett, and professional opera singers Isabel Leonard, Nathan Gunn (both Grammy winners) and John McVeigh, this very ambitious 2-CD album combines action-packed storytelling with music education -- instrumentation, phrasing, harmony, rhythm, musical jokes -- and messages about friendship, self-confidence, and empowerment.

    Lynne Heffley Parents' Choice
  • My second year with the Team, I raised money with the help of a fabulous musician Dr. Noize who came to Seattle and put on one rockin' concert for kids. He's AWESOME!

    Rachel Gerson Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
  • Every time I work with Cory Cullinan on a project, I expect to be entertained by a new and different musical vision. His ability to use music to enlighten the listener shows through in every one of his albums. It was particularly exciting to work with Dr. Noize and a studio-full of the most talented and enjoyable musicians, since everyone involved had so much fun while imparting their virtuosity to the project. We all learned something from Dr. Noize: it is possible to teach others about the music we love while entertaining them (and ourselves) at the same time. And no one left a mess on the floor...

    Jay Kadis Principal Recording Engineer & Lecturer, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics
  • "Some Day Soon"… Sadness, triumph, desperation - great song.

    Steve Bacharach CA Noizemaker
  • It was a very great performance... we all enjoyed learning about the orchestra so much!

    Natasha CO Noizemaker On "Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony"
  • Thank you for making a song with us it was really funny somtimes because you made me laugh and was very fun.

    Emilee Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony can be called a screwball musical comedy. It has a fast, zany repartee. The leading characters have over-the-top dramatic ranges combined with vocal chops.  The performers open one’s ears to what real singing with resonance and amazing projection is all about. This piece seems like it is the offspring of Monty Python given how crazy it is!  Kids and adults alike find themselves engaged in a dramatic, mysterious, high-stakes tale of love, friendship, commitment, and self-improvement.  Most of all, Phineas McBoof learns that the real purpose of striving for great art is to share moments, dreams, and emotions with friends.

    Laura Day by Day in Our World — Learning & Embracing Life as a Family
  • My daughter has really remembered the event and keeps saying "Phineas McBouf - that's funny!" and Bananas so we'll definitely be buying your album. I wish you could hear her inflection and see her glee when she says it. You're so talented and funny, you really still seem like a kid yourself.

    Gina Silverman Northern CA Voice & Music Teacher
  • You had them in the palm of your hand.

    Steve Weeks Chart-Topping Children's Musician
  • The recent album by the Denver-based Doctor (a.k.a. Cory Cullinan), "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof," follows the story of Phineas, a rock-star monkey who explores the world of music. He hears everything from jazz to classical to country, prompting one reviewer to call the disc "the musical primer for our times." And it's fun, too!

    Kathleen St. John Denver Post
  • We absolutely love having you and we love the show that you put on.

    Bri Zimlich Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest
  • Thank you, for making music come alive for our Deaf students. They loved it.

    Denise Northern CA Noizemaker
  • A high-energy, interactive, educational, and FUN concert for kids and their parents.

    Week's Picks Bay Area Parent Online
  • (Our nephew who played Phineas McBoof) SO loved being part of this and all your inspired music and story.

    John Mathews CA Noizemaker & Uncle of Theatrical Production Cast Member

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Doctor Noize truly appreciates everyone quoted here who's taken the time to share their thoughts and experiences.  The Doc personally reads every post, email and letter to him, and often answers back to kids who contact.  We couldn't do this without you!