Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Debbie and Friends Set to Release a "Variety Show" of Story Songs on a Brand-New Album on Nov. 19th -- Pre-Order Your Copy Now! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

Join hundreds of thousands of fans who enjoy Debbie's animated "Cinderella" video; just click here NOW.

The Latest “Kids’ Music That Is All Grown Up” CD from YouTube Sensation Debbie and Friends;
GRAMMY winner Bill Harley Guest Stars on "Snow White"

"Debbie and Friends, one of the sunniest acts in family music-making today, will release a third album in an award-winning collection of sing-along songs:  Variety Show, available on November 19th.

Variety Show is a feel-good montage of upbeat story-songs and engaging originals. The pop, rock and world-beat tracks are filled with messages of self-esteem, pursuing dreams, and celebrating family.

Songs feature familiar characters from storybook land: “Cinderella,” “Pinocchio,” and “Snow White” (featuring multiple GRAMMY award winner Bill Harley). Classics like “Purple People Eater” and "Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)" are delivered in a whole new rockin’ way.

Most of the Variety Show songs have already become international sensations via the Debbie and Friends channel on YouTube. Fan letters and hundreds of thousands of spins demonstrate that parents, kids and educators worldwide subscribe to Debbie’s catchy tunes and colorfully zany animation."

Debbie and Friends plans a CD release concert at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA, on January 5th


My Thoughts:

Variety Show is a feel-good montage of upbeat story songs and engaging originals. The songs are filled with messages of self esteem, pursuing dreams, and celebrating family. Each delivered in a "variety" of pop rock styles that will have the whole family singing and dancing along.

After watching the following YouTube video of Debbie and Friends' song, Cinderella, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a review copy of this upcoming Nov. 19th CD.  

I was first introduced to Debbie and Friends and few years back when a friend with young children asked me to come to a local performance.  Not knowing what to expect, I found myself tapping my toes, and then dancing around in the aisles with the kids to catchy songs sung by Debbie and Friends.  It was fun to see kids of all ages getting into the music, and their smiles showed how much they loved this music.  At the time I didn't have children of my own, so I didn't go ahead and pick up CD's to have on hand.  But, once the girls arrived, my friend surprised me with a few of her kids' favorite Debbie and Friends CD's to listen to with the girls. 

Music is so powerful.  It can lift your spirits when you are feeling down, or help speak words you want to say, but don't have the the strength or courage to do so.  As a parent to two young girls, I am always on the lookout for inspirational music the girls can listen to, and that shares positive messages.  This upcoming CD from Debbie and Friends does just that.  All the songs on this CD are uplifting and upbeat.  I love how familiar stories like Cinderella and
Pinocchio are sung in a catchy pop rock style, that is sure to get you and your kids up and dancing and singing, like it did my girls and I.  Each of the songs on this album share messages to help boost a child's self esteem.  From letting them know they are beautiful, and to be true to the themselves, like in the "Cinderella" song, this CD will be great to listen to with the kids, and then talk to them afterwards about the positive self esteem message each shares.

Even though my girls are too young to really benefit from these self esteem building songs, I will continue to listen to and sing them to the girls, and when the time comes when they head of to school and have to deal with peer pressure, self image issues, etc. this CD will definitely come in handy, as a reminder that they are unique and special.

Hats off Debbie and Friends for yet another great kid-friendly CD full of music both parents and kids will enjoy singing and dancing along to.  I will definitely be picking up a few extra copies to share with my nieces and nephews in their stockings, and have been talking about the self-esteem building songs with friends of school-age children.  As a result, they are eagerly awaiting the release of this CD on Nov. 19th.   


More about Debbie and Friends

Debbie and Friends has won more than 20 national awards, including Parents’ Choice, CBS Boston’s “Best Local Children’s Musician,” Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Awards and the Boston Children’s Music Performance Award. 

Band leader and songwriter Debbie Cavalier is also Vice President of Online Learning and Continuing Education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and a much-quoted leader in the music industry. She is a finalist for “50 on Fire for Education” in Boston. For her complete bio and more information, visit www.debbieandfriends.net.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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