Hooray for Saturdays! If you’re looking for a soundtrack to accompany your weekend shenanigans, this new release from Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could is just the ticket! Firstly, the album has a big blue smiley monster on front of it… secondly, it’s jam-packed with toe-tappers to kick you into dance mode. Here’s a wrap up from KID independent music reviewer and Aussie mum, Julie.
For anyone looking to find a new album that could see you spend time chilling with the kids (say on one of those glorious rainy days), and perhaps being reminded of your younger days, then this little number may be for you.
“Just Say Hi!” by Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could is a soft rock / folk inspired piece, and the seventh album in line from this independent family music recording artist. I really enjoyed the broad aspect of this album, feeling it is one that will appeal to a wide range of ages and could easily blend into music mixes for both parties and relaxation!
Track 2 evokes feelings of love and joy at sharing music – any music – with our kids. Personally I love the inclusion of the saxophone on this track. It made for a great (if not somewhat long-winded) conversation with my five year old about our fave musical instruments. I was also struck by the interesting mix of classic American singers. For example, track 3 – hauling straight from the smooth sounds of the legendary 1960′s American poet/singer Bob Dylan; and track 4 “The Pet” song channeling a blend of Barry White and Mick Jagger. Not as strange as it sounds and quite mesmerising!
Such tracks are a powerful reminder of how music can be simultaneously relaxing and thought provoking. And with an artist hailing from Long Island, it’s not hard to imagine why the album nicely combines a good ole country rock sound with modern undertones, with even a bit of reggae thrown in!
I also truly enjoy track 1 for its simplicity (listen above). Bearing the same title as the album, it’s a clear winner for prompting a discussion about just hopping to it and getting involved – at times, a daunting task for little tackers.
At a cool 40 minutes, I think is album is a great length for those in-between times when you’re not quite sure what to do with the kiddly-winks when they’re knackered from their school and social activities … but perhaps have a little life left in them for singing and dancing?!