Our Staff

Meet the Funky Munky team
    • Dale Attwood
      Owner

      Dale Attwood

      Owner

      My name is Dale, and I have lived in the Stroud area since my children were young. I started FunkyMunky Music after seeing what fun two of my grandchildren have in Oxfordshire at similar sessions.

      I love giving children opportunities to make discoveries about their world by providing them with the time and space to explore all sorts of imaginative scenarios via music and movement. Every song we sing has an accompanying prop, and through the simple act of coming to get the prop, or return it afterwards, children begin to gain more confidence: it is wonderful to see many of them develop from shy, just-toddling little people to fully-fledged organisers at each session!

      Personal Info:
      • Age:
        Younger than I look apparently!
      • Hair colour:
        It varies, but always organic 🙂
      • Background:
        Clinical Chemistry, University of Bristol
        Project and Programme Management NHS IT projects
      • My Hobbies:
        Stained and Fused Glass, Walking,
        Dance (Ballroom, Latin and Zumba)
    • Annie Blick
      Assistant

      Annie Blick

      Assistant

      My name is Annie.  I have lived in and around Stroud my whole life and I assist Dale with the Funky Munky sessions. My grand title is ‘Chief Tea and Coffee Maker’. But other duties include writing out the FunkyMunky name labels, pouring the popcorn into the parachute, turning on the bubbles and providing the colouring pictures at the end of each session.

      Personal Info:
      • Age:
        Never you mind!
      • Hair colour:
        Brown…yes, really!
      • Background:
        Photographic Darkroom Technician
        Photography Digital Imager
      • My Hobbies:
        Event Speaker on Photographic Local History
        Active member of Stroud and Gloucester Camera
        and Video clubs
    • Purple Monkey
      Assistant

      Purple Monkey

      Assistant

      My name is Purple Monkey, (though some people call me FunkyMunky Purple Monkey). My job is the most important one in FunkyMunky, and it’s the best job in the whole world! I choose all the songs we sing, and then say hello to all the people when they arrive. I get so excited when I sing and dance with all the lovely FunkyMunky Monkeys that come to our sessions, and I especially love all the coloured-in pictures that lots of children bring to show me.

      Personal Info:
      • Age:
        Old enough to know better!
      • Hair colour:
        Purple with a touch of Orange and Green
      • Background:
        Entertainer at Jungle Playschool
      • My Hobbies:
        Making up songs, singing and dancing