‘Kazoops! Jimmy Jones, its Scott Langley’

November 16, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

Today on parent time I speak with songwriter and co creator of the children’s show Kazoops, Scott Langley.

In this interview, Scott opens up about the monster task of writing, recording and producing 78 songs, the advantage of writing to image and why, despite reaching out to the professionals, it was indeed him that made the best pig. Read more…

Saddle Up with Angie Who

July 17, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

If you’re into Family Folk then chances are you have meandered across the path of Angie Who. Bringing country folk to the children’s/family musical genre, Angie’s music is a soulful search into the love a mother has for her child and the new found fondness of her own mother.

In this Interview, Angie discusses just what went into capturing that feel and how much money she owes her mum because of it.

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Trail blazing with the Okee Dokee Brothers

May 15, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

There are few children’s acts as dedicated to the art of musical enlightenment when it comes to our children than the Okee Dokee Brothers.

Their unique approach in bringing honest, educated genres to our children is unparalleled and has earned them several Grammy Noninations including one win for their album Can You Canoe.

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Battle bird have landed…and they’ve brought a robot with them.

March 24, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

From DJ Robots to synths and Helmets, its fare to say, battle bird are bringing something new to the children music scene.

In this interview I speak with Luke Furgeson, (The older one) about their sound, what its like to collaborate with his son Elliott, and what is Space chicken exactly

Hey Hey it’s Nay Nay

March 16, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

From her days with the wiggles and host of Nickelodians ‘Sarvo’ through to the voice of the beloved Hootabelle, Nay Nay is no stranger to the world of children’s entertainment and performance, Finally, however, she is about to step out on her own heading up her very own show, ‘tinkertime’.

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From Little to Teeny Tiny – The Stevies Get bigger Every Day

January 13, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

 

Teeny Tiny Stevies are one of Australia’s most endearing childrens act. Their Debut album, ‘Useful Songs For Little People’, is a collection of, um…Useful songs for little people? and has marked them amongst some of Australias best writers for children. In this interview they speak at length about their sound, their topics, going to the toilet, and winning best gift ever on ‘The Project’

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The musical world at your children’s door – Gary and Carol Crees

August 26, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

Gary and Carol Crees – Adventures in music

Gary and Carol Crees are the duo behind Sydney based Adventures in Music. Together, for almost three decades, they have  immersed themselves in your child’s daycare life providing rich multicultural content for both the children and staff alike. Read more…

The Man in The Hat comes back (Chat along with Sam Part 2)

May 27, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

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Sam Moran is one of Australia’s most endearing and enduring children’s performers, rising up from the ashes of an apparent end to forge a new beginning with a new image, a new show, new fans and now an Aria award to boot.

In Part two of our interview, Sam talks song-writing techniques, Why themes are hard, and that his drummer is not a robot.

The Man in the Hat comes back (Chat along with Sam Part 1)

May 20, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts

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Sam Moran is one of Australia’s most endearing and enduring children’s performers, rising up from the ashes of an apparent end to forge a new beginning with a new image, a new show, new fans and now an Aria award to boot.

In Part 1 of this interview he talks openly about the trappings of being a singing and dance major in 80’s Wagga Wagga, why wrapping presents is the greatest song ever and  why his daughter probably will earn more from his songs than he will.

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Meet The Don, Children Entertainments Very Own Godfather.

July 27, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

It is a rare few who can sustain a career in entertainment spanning almost 4 decades. It is an even rarer few that can do it in the world of children’s entertainment.

Don Spencer is one such man.

Here he sheds some light on his career, his accidental presidency over his very own charity, Australian Children’s Music Foundation, and why Jeremy Irons, never quite had what it took

Is Don, is good

 

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