I'll admit it, I hadn't heard of this group before receiving their music and DVD to review. But now, I'm a fan, and so are my sons! Milkshake is a group of musicians dedicated to making rock music for kids. Their music has been featured on PBSKids, Todd's World, Jack's Big Music Show, and played on radios worldwide! From their website:
Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll spirit.
I was sent their DVD Screen Play to review. My sons loved it, and then I took it to school with me for my first graders to check out....and they loved it too! In fact, they ask to watch it, which is something that they've only done with one other show! So that they impressed my fickle students way impressed me!
Both my boys and my students enjoyed the videos interspersed with backstage clips and more that kept them involved. Their music is definitely agreeable to adult ears as well! Their website also includes a special section with coloring pages and contests for kids. It is obvious this talented group of musicians is 'in it' for the kids, not just for face time!
So what is in it for you?! How about a chance to win one of Milkshake's CDs?! I have two to give away! How do you enter?? Easy peasy, as my boys would say....just leave a comment! For extra entries you can also:
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Each one of these options will get you an extra entry! Please add a comment saying what other extra 'actions' you took.
Giveaway will be open until Saturday, May 16 at 7 pm. Please don't forget to leave a way to contact you!
*Giveaway closed* Thanks for entering!
And our winners are......Lisa and Julie!! (Lisa---And people think that the first entry doesn't win!! You're here to prove otherwise!!) I'll be emailing you both ASAP, so be looking for a message from me! Congrats, and thank you EVERYONE who entered....I've got a fun one coming up this week, too, so check back!!