Monday, August 14, 2006

Top 10 Best Things About Being a Kids' Music Artist

10. Endless supply of invisible and imaginary things to write songs about
9. At fairs and festivals, kids' performers get to cut to the front of the line for the bouncing castles
8. Kids don't really care if your vocals are a little 'pitchy'
7. Your supporting group of puppet characters isn't very likely to split up over 'creative differences'
6. You can say things in the studio like- "We need more reverb on that 'boing' sound!"
5. Sippy cups don't hurt very much if thrown onstage
4. When in doubt, you can always get a laugh with the word "doody"
3. There is less to fear about obsessive fans when they are only five years old
2. Kids' lower center of gravity provides better support when crowd surfing

And the #1 thing about being a kids' music artist is...

1. Audience members rarely come up and yell "Free Bird!"

Note: #4 comes from this article by Steve Charney at the Children's Music Portal.


Chris Bostwick said...

Another great kid's duo is Greg & Steve. Their web site is We have had them at our theter in Calif. and we had a blast with them.
Chris Bostwick
LDS Musician

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! maybe not Free Bird, but you're bound to get some requests for big bird.