Joanie Leeds and her band the Nightlights brings to us a new, animal-filled CD in the form of "What a Zoo!", set for release on April 12. It contains 14 tracks with a runtime of 37 minutes jam packed with fun critters, creatures and lyrics for kids aged 2-9. Each song is filled with boundless energy and elicits your imagination.
Joanie has won various awards for her childrens' music such as the Parents' Choice Gold Award, NAPPA Honors Award, 3 TELLY Awards for City Kid Live DVD, John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist and USA Songwriting Competition Finalist. Joanie started her music career as a child, when she belted out "Tomorrow" after grabbing the party performer's microphone! This was the modest beginnings of a girl that is now known by Time Out NY Kids as "one of the best at-home sing-along entertainers for kids".
I'd have to agree with that last line. I found a little insert with the song lyrics so that children can sing along and even learn. What better way to learn how many legs various animals have than through the song All the Animals? Tofurky!? I never even knew those existed! Or what about Big Blue Whales? Did you know they were the bigger than 25 elephants? or 3 school busses? Filled with amusing information and inspiration to belt out the lyrics at the top of your lungs, "What a Zoo" is so justly named! I simply love it, even at my age...I can't imagine my nephews not enjoying it either!
See Joanie on tour:
April 3 -Dave & Mary Alper JCC -Miami, FL
April 10 -JCC Manhattan CD RELEASE SHOW! -New York, NY
April 16 -Brooklyn Children’s Museum CD RELEASE SHOW! -Brooklyn, NY
April 19 -Children’s Museum of Manhattan -New York, NY
April 23 -Off Broadway -St. Louis, MO
May 15 -92Y Tribeca -New York, NY
Buy It: What a Zoo can be purchased for $15 from Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, and citykidmusic.com and specialty toy and bookstores April 12, 2011.
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