Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the album to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.
“One more time from the top!” he said, as we held our whistles at the ready. He held a little white stick which had come with the box of holiday crackers at Christmas, each person opening their cracker to find a whistle and starting a tradition of musical torture for my family.
Conducting a mini concert with three members may not be a hard job, but for Wonder Boy he adores being the leader and the center of attention and didn’t mind Nana and I were playing completely different songs, as long as he was waving and telling us to start and stop.
It’s no wonder then that he loved The Little Rockers Band’s newest album counting in the band as “Count Me In!” begun to entertain us on a road trip to Anaheim.
“One, two, three, four… Mommy, I like this CD,” he told me before the first song had ended.
The Little Rockers bring a variety of familiar songs and new tunes to rock out with in the back seat of the car. For “Count Me In!” the band was inspired by everything from Motown to The Cars to my favorite, 90′s rock.
Wonder Boy loves to sing along to “Old Mick Jagger” who, as a different take than that McDonald fellow had a band. Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! That song makes me giggle thinking of Jagger steppin’ his way around a farmyard with little groupies in tow.
My favorite song on the album is the acoustic take on Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio” and rivals the Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s take on it as songs to jam to on the freeway.
Want a taste? Check out the wildly funny music video from the album’s “Wild, Wild West”.
The band was formed in 2009 by the husband and wife team to go with their music classes, which are held in New Jersey. Check their website for more information about classes and upcoming tour dates for the band. They also do birthday parties!
Count Me In! Will be available tomorrow, April 15, 2014 on Amazon.com, iTunes and LittleRockersMusic.com