Carol Peters also known as Candy, has used her many years of experience as a professional musician and a lifetime of working with children to create Candy & the Sweet Tooths. Candy discovered her knack for working with kids and music many years ago when, as a young girl working at a Camp Fire Girls camp in Oregon, she became leader of the Sing Ring. As her reputation spread, her talents were in demand all over Oregon as she went from camp to camp teaching the traditional camp songs. Now she has formed this new band, taking the basics of her old camp songs as a starting point to write and arrange more contemporary lyrics and music. The focus of the band is to introduce many different styles of music to children, with lyrics for them to love, sing over and over and pass on to their children. Another feature of the group that generates approval is it's "kid friendly" point of view. Susan Pacini a Discovery Bay mother of two says, "The Sweet Tooths have a song for everything my kids care about-or I want them to care about. It's a lot easier getting them to bed when they are singing along with "If I were an octopus and had eight arms I could put myself to bed so fast." Kids' concerns are the Sweet Tooths' concerns. The group's lyrics chastise bullies, provide advice about nail biting and celebrate "mac and cheese." I've been doing concerts for kids all over the Bay Area,' says Candy, "and I listen to what they care about." In addition to Candy, Sweet Tooth players include pianist Sue "Suzi Q" Crosman, violinist Benito Cortez, and drummer Steve "Goggleman" La Porta.