The energy and positive attitude of children’s musician Joanie Leeds are partly the reason that her CD What a Zoo is one of my boys’ absolute favourites. Now, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights are back with a brand new, fun-filled CD that kids will love: Bandwagon! This new CD features fifteen tracks of fun-filled songs packed with kid-friendly lyrics in a variety of musical styles. But what really makes every song stand out is Joanie’s trademark mellow voice.
While the CD features songs ranging from rock to pop, the majority of the CD features catchy folk-style songs that are, in my opinion, the best way of showcasing Joanie’s voice and so those were the songs that really grabbed me. Of course, the other thing that I noticed, just as I had with What a Zoo, is that I enjoyed listening to the CD just as much as if it had been one of my own adult music choices.
And my boys felt the same way. While Zackary and Benjamin generally preferred upbeat songs like Bandwagon, the swinging and addictive title track and UFO, an upbeat rock song featuring aliens and a great sing-along chorus, they also appreciated some of the more mellow songs and Benjamin in particular absolutely adored Nightlights, a pop ballad that was perfect for a relaxing afternoon. [Read more…]