The Space Chums are an electro-pop spectacular for young life forms and their families. Hailed as the Greatest Rock Band in the Galaxy, the Chums discovered Planet Earth in 2011 when they crash-landed in Toronto, Canada and they’ve been rocking out with the humans ever since.

Space Chums songs are not your average strummy kid tunes. They’re big, POPtastic rock anthems packed with clever treats to reward the adults listening along. Think “They Might Be Giants”, “The Beastie Boys” and “The Muppet Show” inside a Large Hadron Collider…

The Space Chums are: Cosmic Rock God Nikolai (Ian Goodtimes). Space Ninja Linda (Lindsay Goodtimes) and Galacto-Fashionista Gussy (Kate Keenan).

Ian Goodtimes is a bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer & composer who has been creating, playing and recording music for over 40 years with a veritable who’s-who of the Canadian music industry and is currently the Bandleader and mastermind behind The Mercenaries – the electrifying rhythm & blues review band..

Lindsay Goodtimes is a professional dancer, choreographer and circus performer. Co-founder of Femme de Feu, she most recently created the aerial dance piece for young audiences, TWEET TWEET that received a 2019 Dora Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble (TYA). She also fronted the three-piece Toronto punk band “5HB”.

Together, Ian and Lindsay are the power couple behind “The Goodtimes”, the legendary Toronto electro-vaudeville act who bring their “Goodtimes Christmas Show” to a crowd of die-hard devotees each year. 

Kate is a classically trained singer and actor who has performed for kids her whole life. She was a therapeutic clown at Sick Kids Hospital and co-founded the critically-acclaimed Shrimp Magnet Theatre Company where she wrote, directed and performed musical comedies for kids in Toronto and across Canada. Now she keeps herself busy trying to entertain her own children as she juggles a career writing children’s television.

The Space Chums’ mission is to create music for kids that is every bit as sophisticated and innovative as the best adult music out there. They pour the best of their diverse expertise into all aspects of the band to create a totally unique and extraordinary experience for families.

4NNN’s Critic’s Pick

“This space-themed kids show offers entertainment of galactic proportions”

Jordan Bimm

NOW Magazine

“The Space Chums bring a unique blend of great music, spectacle and humour to every event they play. Their joy and sense of fun are infectious – audiences of all ages are entertained from beginning to end.”

Jaye Robinson

Toronto City Concillor

“During the Space Chums performance, I saw parents running with their children to catch a glimpse of the hilariously costumed people and clever music on display. Audience participation was huge. Many adults, including the market coordinator, were delighted and beaming when the performance started. They have been a highlight from this year’s market season and we hope to have them back again.”

Morgan Yew

Evergreen Brickworks

“The Space Chums capture the unique blend of quality musicianship and accessible, fun kids music. They brought a great energy to the Festival, inviting and engaging the audience in a solid musical journey from their magical intergalactic space band.”

Aviva Armour-Ostroff

Lab Cab Festival