A few years ago, I was musing on Twitter on what there was to be done with a three-year old around town on that particular weekend. Well, in came a tweet from children’s music act Bobs & Lolo. They were putting on a show at a community event, and suggested that we may want to check it out. So, we did. The show was great. And we met them at the event, and thanked them for the show, and for the invitation too.
Three years and a bit since, I found out that the duo were playing at the mall down the street from me. By this time, their presence was pretty solidly established on Treehouse TV, which the Girl watches pretty steadily. She knew the songs (her favourites: “I Love Bugs” and “Raindrop Bop“), and she remembered meeting Bobs & Lolo, too. So, when I asked her if she wanted to go see them again, she jumped at the chance.
The Girl has responded to the music of Bobs and Lolo I think because, even if it’s music made with kids in mind, it’s still very tuneful, with musical hooks made by songwriters and musicians who know their craft. And they sing very well in two part harmony. This stuff counts in being parent-friendly as well as appealing to the kids. Cutesy kids music may fly for a while. But, in the end, kids like good music as much as adults do, I think. Bobs & Lolo exemplify this, writing songs that are singalongable as well as having an educational element too.
For those of you who’ve never heard them, they write songs and sing about nature, health, and eco-living. I find their approach to be right on, because they write songs that don’t talk down to the kids. And they use real instruments.
So after the show, once again, we met them, and got some photo ops, too. And Lolo remembered us, which was really nice.
Check out Bobs and Lolo’s website for shows, CDs, and other fun stuff.