WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LITTLE ROCKERS BAND
Some testimonials from parents in our classes:
From a recent email:
“I have to tell you our first daughter Emma, never sang a word in class (2 1/2 years of classes)! I wish (you) could see her now…she sings Hello, Hey and her favorite Little Rockers song…Me & My Dog (we have a crazy golden at home)! She loves singing and music. She cried for the first 3 classes and Liam and Kelly let her stay and we worked through it. We began music actually somewhere else and they had me leave when she cried. I thought it was terrible. She plays with Natalie and they “rock and roll” all of the time, and we owe that to you!” – Kara M – Middletown, NJ
You guys are like rock stars in our house! -Amy C, New York, NY
You, Chris and your whole crew are amazing. I love seeing how excited they get when I tell them we’re going to music class. And it cracks me up when we’re driving along in the car, and Leigh requests, “Hey-woe Hey song, Mama!” -Maya R, Marlboro, NJ
Lexi was “playing Little Rockers” when my father came over. She commanded him, “Sit down, Grandpa, sit down and ROCK!” -Hannah Z, Middletown, NJ
It’s beyond an obsession lately. All we do is rock & roll and sing “Hello, Hey.” It’s wild! – Monica F, Red Bank, NJ
I caught my husband singing “Stinky Pete” in the kitchen the other day: “Pardon me for saying so, but you, sir, really stink!” Too funny! – Jen P, Freehold, NJ
BIG CROWD TURNS OUT FOR LITTLE ROCKERS
“They came by the dozens, tiny and under two, wearing headbands and Mohawks alike, their tiny fists raised to the air with index and pinky fingers extended towards the sky, miniature rockers coming together to find truth in something other than the Wiggles.
[The Little Rockers Band]… delivered a show of eclectic and upbeat tunes from the stage to a crowd of toddlers all at the same time sitting, legs crossed on the brightly colored rug beneath them, standing, or hopping up and down with a rhythm truly their own.
…[they] give kids a first taste of Rock and Roll designed just for them. – Patch.com
Album/CD Review: The Little Rockers Band – Ready For Rockin’
School Library Journal July 01, 2012
PreS-Gr 2—Gathered from their music classes for parents and preschoolers, this remix includes a dozen songs from the group’s Spring 2009 session. Chris and Jessie Apple lead the group and either wrote or co-wrote the songs, except for Charlotte Caffey’s classic “We Got the Beat.” Each track has a different beat or musical style and strives to deliver a gentle message. Standouts include “This Is My Guitar” (a country rock introduction to the musical instrument), “Nobody’s Cat” (a jazzy story-song about the neighborhood stray cat), “Phil the Fish” (a Caribbean-flavored tale about a fish), “Stinky Pete the Pirate” (a sea chantey that encourages good hygiene in its tale about a smelly pirate), and “New Baby Brother Blues” (a lamentation about the new sibling). Surprises are found in some songs, such as “I Wanna Go Somewhere,” which ends up jetting off to space and meeting an alien, and “Rock & Roll Zoo,” which compares musical instruments with zoo animals. Rockin’ fun for youngsters and their parents.
—Stephanie Bange, Wright State University, Dayton, OH