Friday, February 11, 2011

Billy Kelly: The Family Garden...Review & Giveaway!

By now I am sure you all know that we are real music lovers in our house.  My husband and I have a very broad spectrum of musical favorites and we try to expose the kids to lots of different types of music.  I am always very excited to share something new with the kids and when Billy Kelly's The Family Garden came my way I couldn't wait for us all to have a listen.

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...

Mandatory Entry: Visit Billy Kelly's Website and check out the bios on this very talented artist.  Leave a comment telling me something real (or fake!!) that you learned.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like Billy Kelly on Facebook  =1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once daily)  = 1 entry per each
7.  Write a review of RBM on Alexa and let me know you have done so  = 3 entries 
8.  Comment on one of my non giveaway posts = 1 entry 
9.  Put my button on your blog = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on February 22nd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on February 23rd and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned CD for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

42 comments:

pmj said...

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Katie said...

I learned that Billy is a 28th degree black belt!

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Renee said...

Billy often falls asleep while typingzzzzzzzz....
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Renee said...

entered your Thomas giveaway too

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entered CSN giveaway

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sweetpea18 said...

i learned that bill kelly is from central PA... not far from where we are!
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i follow you on gfc-heatheranya
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i follow you on twitter @1589m
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i entered the csn giveaway
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Megan said...

Billy Kelly was born in 2014!
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I lke you on FB
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entered Thomas and Friends
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entered Fun on the Farm
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entered CSN
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entered Pocoyo
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eek031880@hotmail.com said...

Billy Kelly invented invisable bread!

Hifam said...

I love the fake bio. That is so fun. I learned he lives in a cardboard box in Scotland!
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I follow this blog on gfc (psychdog).
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I follow on twitter (hifam).
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Kimberly said...

I learned that Bill Kelly has a lovely tail.
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I follow via email
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I like you on Facebook
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I entered the Progresso giveaway
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I entered the Bendaroos giveaway
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Hifam said...

I like you on facebook.
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