Raise a toast to Avocado Smash

March 20, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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The children’s scene or the children’s entertainment scene is heavy with the influx of new choice and new stars. And through this growth we as a country have been introduced to many a new talent over the recent years. However, for me,  few carry as much promise as my next guests. With a new album imminently on the way and fresh off the back of a overwhelmingly successful fringe festival show, Avocado Smash bring a collective of years of musical education and knowledge. However what they do bring is a celebration of language to their music. Ensuring that those children who may often have to search far to see their home lives heard on stage, can now feel represented and accounted for while simply enjoying a tune. 

I give you Jo Jo, Su Su and Cha Cha collectively…Avocado Smash

Finding Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band

March 18, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Some acts are made for us to think, some acts a designed to enlighten and some acts are designed to give us a warm musical hug….. then some acts are designed purely and simply to make us laugh and remind us that such joy, pleasure and community can be found and created through fun and the act of a giggle. And then some times an act steps a little beyond this and shines a spotlight on everything than could possibly hold lunacy. Join me as I chat to Louis and Dan about their impeccable musical knowledge, their impeccable work ethic and sloths

Getting in deep with a Secret Agent. I give you 23 skidoo

February 22, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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In the genre of Family music, the general idea is to write music for the family to enjoy. Creating spaces and themes for a wholesome connection. However my next guests, took the genre and rather going to meet it, dragged it and its families over to meet him. With an incredibly mature soundtrack and musical conviction, his content has the warmth of freshly baked bread while furiously demanding we get up and move. He is undoubetly a genre all to his own which is understandable when you consider the talent needed to mimic it. I am thrilled today  to be chatting with  Cactus Skidoo aka Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Welcome

In the genre of Family music, the general idea is to write music for the family to enjoy. Creating spaces and themes for a wholesome connection. However my next guests, took the genre and rather going to meet it, dragged it and its families over to meet him. With an incredibly mature soundtrack and musical conviction, his content has the warmth of freshly baked bread while furiously demanding we get up and move. He is undoubtedly a genre all to his own which is understandable when you consider the talent needed to mimic it. 

Please join me as we get deep and complex with the one and only Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

A Cheeky Chat With Cheeky Tunes.

February 5, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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The world is awash with kids music. All genres, all topics and all manner of motives are covered however, despite this, still few come from the floors of having to amuse, entertain and enliven childrens lives ddaily. My next guest is one such person, her classes have grown steadily in popularity and thankfully it lead to her music and her shows getting a broader look in. Her message is for children and children alone, and she is someone who believes desperately in the relationship one must foster with the listener and child to have the biggest impact.

Today Eleanor chats with us about Cheeky Tunes and gives us a little insight into just HOW good her Vietnamese is.

Let Me Introduce….Debbie Doo

September 5, 2019 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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Debbie Doo basically makes any version of online success I may have had seem like a Luke warm instant coffee bought in a truck stop.

Her online views and followers have casually left the 1000’s in its wake and have reached the millions. With a staggering flow of new content, she is a pioneer in this new frontier and one that has surely created the blueprint for all of us to follow. Her signature look, sound and image have made her one of Australia’s unsung greatest child entertaining exports. I give you the one and only Debbie Doo

Do you Kazoo? Chatting With Celia Wordsworth

August 18, 2019 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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To be a children’s artist, or any artist really, you need to hunt. A constant hunt for work, for exposure, and for the next payday. It is exhausting, and it IS constant, however some acts make it work, some acts respond to the hustle with a furrowed brow and rolled up sleaves, and then some….are the Kazoos. An act that has redefined the idea of longevity, hard work and the myriad of different hats one must wear. Their efforts and enthusiasm are contagious, along with their seemingly tireless skill at saying yes to any job and making it memorable.

Everyone, I give you the Kazoos

Stories and Poems. The new album from Benny Time

May 25, 2019 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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The new album from Benny is finally here. Drawing on his nostalgic yearning for poems and storytelling he grew up on, Benny has released an album of just that, Stories and Poems.

IN this album Benny also attempts to tackle some of the trickier subject matter for children from death to anxiety, all done in a way that a child can relate to.

The album available now on iTunes

Feel the warmth of the Beanies. Chatting with Laura, Mim and Michael

November 14, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Podcasts
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In this episode of Parent time, I chat with the award winning Laura, Mim and Michael Beanie as they let us in on their process, their plans and why eggs are the obvious choice. So settle in and discover the world and work of this extraordinary trio of young people as they set about making their mark on Australia’s children’s music scene. Read more…

The secret life of Benny Time

November 7, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff
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So, at the beginning of the year I worked on a show for screentime and network ten about children in a day care setting entitled ‘the secret life of four year olds’. The show is set in a daycare environment with two teachers one of which is me. It’s based on a UK show and goes to air, This Monday, the 12th of November and I get to play a bunch of guitar on it and generally be  teachering about. Read more…

Giveaway: Greatest kids entertainment pack ever

September 3, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff, Spotlight
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For the month of September I will be raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. All donors will go in the running to win the biggest kids entertainment prize pack ever, including Justine Clarke, Peter Combe, Lah Lah’s big live band and Teeny Tiny Stevies. Plus many more prizes over the month. For your chance to help out and go in the running just follow the link and donate $10 or more. Thanks for your support.

Benny