Friday, June 22, 2007
We played Central Park on June 30th and it was great! Bubbles, balloons, pom poms, kids dancing on stage and we even danced a conga through a tunnel of adults!
If you have pictures from the concert, please send them to us and we'll post them on our myspace page!
PS WE'RE NOW ON ITUNES!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Hey, why don't you rock out with us at Bleecker Park in NYC on Thursday? We're doing 2 free shows at 3 pm and then 4 pm as part of the MakeMusic NY! celebration. All around the world, musicians are holding free concerts for everyone in the streets on June 21st! Click the title of this post for details on MakeMusic NY!
Bleecker Park is located at 11th and Hudson Streets in the West Village.
On to other news...yesterday Racer Steve and I performed three concerts in 2 different hospitals for kids who aren't feeling so well. Believe me, they definitely felt a lot better after they were singing and shaking to the music. Music isn't medicine, but it sure acts like it sometimes!
They were really brave kids from the Hassenfeld Children's Center, Tisch and the Rusk Institute. We had such a great time because we could see how much fun they were having. The kids didn't know we were coming so the concerts were a surprise.
Hope to see you on Thursday! Off to Royal yoga!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I just got word that our CD, Songs For The Coolest Kids, is Parenting Magazine's Pick for best music in their July 2007 issue! We're so excited and are really flattered...
What they said, " The sweet, strong vocals, silly skits, and gentle morals will appeal to kids AND parents."
CLICK TITLE OF THIS POST TO SEE IT! Thanks Parenting Magazine!
With a deep curtsey, I remain,
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Hi! I'm proud to say that I know the people who started this organization. They're a young, very cool couple from NYC with two beautiful, healthy little girls who spend their time helping children who aren't fortunate enough to be blessed with perfect health. Good people, huh?
I've chosen to write about this organization for many reasons, but mainly because the idea for our band, Princess Katie & Racer Steve sprung up unexpectedly as a result of our volunteer visits to kids in hospitals. For several years now, Racer Steve and I have been making visits to kids in hospitals. Initially, we dressed up as popular TV and movie characters and now, because we wanted to start performing original music for them, we created own characters! So, you never know what can come out of doing something kind for someone else. I never, ever expected to be singing, never mind being in a band.
So, as a result, I know firsthand what a tremendous impact a little entertainment, especially music, is for sick children in hospitals. That's why we're so impressed with The Kids Rock Organization.
Please read what I've cut and pasted from their site and if you feel inspired, click on the title of this post and visit their site.
"The Kids Rock! hopes to make a small difference in the lives of uninsured children diagnosed with cancer by donating CD players and MP3 players through the clinics where they are treated. The medical world can treat their disease with the vast wealth of knowledge and dedication they selflessly give. We as musicians and music lovers can help make this tough experience a lot easier by giving them some entertainment while they go through the treatments. Something to take their minds off the Chemotherapy and Radiation, something to remind them they are still kids!
In the future The Kids Rock! hopes to take the fun to bigger places, such as free trips to concerts, meeting the performers and even buying instruments for the kids who dream of being stars themselves. The Kids Rock!"
Isn't this what life is about?