Friday, February 11, 2011
Billy Kelly: The Family Garden...Review & Giveaway!
Billy Kelly is a dad who on January 1st of 2009 made a New Year's resolution to record some of the songs he had created over the years for his two daughters. His first album, Thank You For Joining The Happy Club was born and since then he has been making and preforming music to the delight of children and parents. The Family Garden is Kelly's third album and was our family's first experience with his music.
Billy Kelly is funny, quirky, goofy and so much fun to listen to. This is one of those fabulous bits of music created for children that is equally appealing to parents. Billy Kelly has a great voice and has a big variety of styles from rock to country and the whole CD is just high energy and catchy. My boys love the song "I'm Thinking of an Animal" which is an interactive song. I love the super sweet melody of "We Could Be Pen Pals" in which Kelly duets with Lunch Money's Molly Ledford. There is a hilarious song called "The Invention of the Straw" which is guaranteed to get giggles from the whole family as does his song "It's Close Enough".
When I saw there was a cover of the B52's Rock Lobster I was dubious (I am a big B52's fan and saw them in concert) but Billy Kelly nails it! The kids and I have been blasting this one all week! There is something for the whole family on this CD making it ideal for car trips. I give this one a huge thumbs up and happily recommend it for kids (and parents!) of all ages. I am already planning on adding Billy Kelly's first two CD's to our collection. Fun, fun, fun!
The Family Garden will be released on April 15th and you will be able to purchase it on Amazon.com, Cdbaby.com as well as Billy Kelly's website (www.thebillykellyshow.com). One lucky RBM reader is getting a sneak peek! One reader will win a copy of Billy Kelly's The Family Garden...you are going to love it! Here is how to enter...
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