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I’m so proud of this album and hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve loved creating it.
It’s jam packed with songs for kids up to age 12. I’ve included funny & imaginative songs, lullaby’s & songs about rural life and the environment, memories from my childhood. There’s even a song about a runaway chicken!
My hope is that is serves as a resource, as well as good old fashioned entertainment. And a handy stocking filler too
What a week! I flew to Auckland for some television and radio action, and even made it along to a fantastic touring workshop hosted by APRA. It was great to catch up with a bunch of wonderful friends, including some of my buddy’s from Kiwi Kids Music.
It’s so good to be back home with my family in our quiet wee valley again, as I gear up for a bunch of concerts in the lead up to Christmas.
Thank you so much to everyone who has pre purchased the album already. Over 300 copies are on their way to you this Christmas.
And if you haven’t seen Echo, check it out here!
We’re half-way through October and I’m half-way into my PledgeMe campaign to raise $6,500 for the printing and design of my new album.
It’s my 3rd campaign for music over the past 6 years and I’ve been really enjoying the process. I put this down to the mindfulness practices I’ve been incorporating into my life, and a mindset to be present and enjoy the journey.
I really feel it’s due to these experiences that I’ve been having some rather miraculous outcomes.
A local early learning centre called and asked if they could order 100 copies of ‘Fishing for Stars’ as Christmas gifts for their children this year.
Friends who didn’t have wee ones last time I released a children’s album are now able to enjoy this and it’s given me an opportunity to reconnect with folks I haven’t chatted to in ages.
Along with both physical and digital copies of the album, I am also offering a stack of really neat rewards from gift packs for Ukulele players, songbooks, live and online concerts and even jewels made by Little Betty’s Upcycled Treasure.
Check out the rewards HERE
The best part of all of this is that it takes the stress out of Christmas by offering great gift options that will arrive in plenty of time to wrap them up for people you love.
Let me know if there’s anything I can offer to make a reward that might bring a smile to the dial of a little person you love.
Love Anna xoxo
I’ve been growing my vocabulary in our Native NZ Te Reo Maori language and one of the best ways I learn is through song. Writing songs in Maori has been as beneficial for my learning as it has been for kids.
In celebration of Maori Language week, I’m giving away the first single from my soon-to-be-released children’s album Fishing for Stars.
An annual event, Maori language week in 2018 runs from September 10-16th.
Haere Mai translates as “come here”. I wrote this track for Hawea Kindergarten after my sons’ teacher mentioned they’d love a new welcome song to call the children to the mat. The song is fun, interactive and has actions so I think it’ll go down well.
I hope you enjoy it too xxx
When I received a random call from SIT animation student Traci Meek about writing some children’s songs for final uni project I could never have imagined it would lead to such an elaborate and exciting string of events.
The hugely organised and motivated Traci began by sending me her pitch bible for “Girl and the Imagination Warehouse”, a story about a little girl who has created a collection of weird and wonderful friends to cope with her pent up emotions. The songs started flowing, much inspired by the prompts of Traci’s existing lyrics and concepts, and just a couple of months later we were in the studio recording.
Joined by Invercargill Musical Theatre star Libby Fraser, playing a neurotic possum made of pasta called Goldie and (prev.) Into the East’s Liv Cochrane playing a cyber rabbit called Flash, the characters were brought to life.
I got the star role of “Girl” and her best buddy Jellybean, who doesn’t speak but does whistle.
As an exchange, Traci had suggested a shill-share arrangement, where I write her songs and she animated one of my tracks. I chose my currently unreleased water conservation song “Mr H20”, but noted that she had an existing clip that not only fitted perfectly with my children’s track “Doodlebug” , but also portrayed a very fitting story.
The exciting news, to top it all off it that both Doodlebug and Mr H20 have been shortlisted in this years Australian Songwriters Association Awards.
Today I’m very excited to be launching the official “Doodlebug” video clip and to share that not has this been an epic collaboration, but the start of a truly awesome friendship.