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JULY 29, 2013 – Big Blue Bubble Inc. has joined musical
forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kristian Bush of
Sugarland to collaborate on a brand new character for My Singing
Monsters, their award-winning and critically-acclaimed title which
is currently enjoying success on multiple platforms.
Bush contributed vocals and mandolin for the
‘Shugabush,’ which was designed and animated by the
talented artists at Big Blue Bubble. The collaboration began when
Bush – who was introduced to the game by his 11 year old son
– tweeted his affection for the game. Creator Dave Kerr
responded, and the two eventually connected off-line to dream up a
new fedora-wearing, mandolin-strumming character. The Shugabush
will make his debut in the game on Monday, July 29.
"This whole experience has been a blast,” says Bush.
“First of all, the music in My Singing Monsters is
irresistible -- that's what drew me to the game. And since I love
to dream big via social media, I'm so glad that Dave Kerr and his
team at My Singing Monsters dreamed back. I've always wanted to let
my inner monster out... and I think I'm finally about to impress my
“Working with Kristian was an amazing experience! He was
enthusiastic and upbeat throughout the process. I can't wait for
the public to see his groovy new monster.” says Dave.
“Kristian's sweet mandolin and unmistakable voice add great
depth to the music in a way that only a true professional
As the monster’s in-game bio attests, the Shugabush is
“is a true embodiment of the spirit of collaboration.”
Big Blue Bubble is excited to share this new content with its
millions of players around the globe, and looking forward to
developing even more in future updates to My Singing Monsters.
Download the game for free to meet Shugabush!
About Kristian Bush
Kristian Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter,
producer and multi-instrumentalist who started his career with folk
rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s. In 2002, Bush founded
country duo Sugarland; since then, he and partner Jennifer Nettles
have surpassed sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieved
eight No. 1 singles and won numerous honors including ACM, CMA, and
AMA Awards. In 2011, he launched the music publishing company and
songwriting collective Songs of the Architect (
importantly, he has the honor of being a dad to two amazing kiddos,
Camille and Tucker, who discovered the Singing Monsters in the
first place. For more information on Kristian, visit his website at
KristianBush.com, or follow him on Twitter @kristianbush.
About Big Blue Bubble
Based in London, Ontario, Big Blue Bubble is a premium mobile
game development studio. Founded by game industry veterans in 2004,
Big Blue Bubble recognized the potential of the mobile market at an
early stage, and seized the opportunity to raise the standards of
mobile gaming. Today, Big Blue Bubble remains wholly focussed on
mobile technologies and has firmly established themselves as a
leader in this space, leveraging a freemium business model with
innovative monetization strategies. Big Blue Bubble’s
complete portfolio contains over 100 released games with
distribution in over 130 countries with sales exceeding millions.
Their excellence in mobile games has repeatedly been recognized
internationally in numerous awards, including Mobile Game of Year
for the past three years for their own original IPs: Thumpies, Burn
the Rope, and My Singing Monsters.