Get set for a summer of fun with this rollicking, funky album, recently featured as a high five pick at Kinderling radio. KB Whirly, a folksy, hand clappin’ toe tapping’ troubadour from the USA has delivered a sure fire holiday hit.
If the thought of listening to a car trip full of kids’ music is enough to make you rethink your trip, KB Whirly is sure to save your holidays. The upbeat, big band sound jumps from the very first song ‘Camp Fire’, a spirited ballad and sure good time classic. This is quality, well-produced sing-a-long family fun that’ll make you want to slap your thigh and dance a jig. In a good way.
In his fresh take on the traditional camp songbook, KB Whirly takes us on a musical journey into the woods. It meanders via spoken word stories like ‘Scary Gary’ and awesome kids’ a capella songs like ‘Princess Pat’ and ‘Ricky Ticky Toomba’, sung by the talented Kindie Chorus. The infectious jam of hand claps and foot stomps makes it impossible to sit still.
If you asked Tom Waits to really go to town on a song for kids you might get something that sounds like ‘Not Gone Swimming’, full of interesting percussion with cow bells and things thrrrrrrping and zipping in the background. It grooves along to a traditional jazz vibe with trombones and great vocals. Quality musicianship and production values just overflow from every track. This is a professional and fun musical bonanza of an album.
The album finishes with the slower groove of the slinky tongue twister ‘Peter Peppers Pickled Palace’, with its beautiful layered harmonies. Vocal samples from kids are cute and not cheesy. KB Whirly wraps up by sending us right back to the party with the funky upbeat big band vibe of ‘Say Say My Playmate’. Camp Songs Vol. 1 gets the big thumbs up from our family! Currently available on iTunes and Amazon.