"The concert includes puppets, silly outfits, happy horn players and a lot of energy. While watching, we had both kids dancing on the floor of our playroom.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
"The concert includes puppets, silly outfits, happy horn players and a lot of energy. While watching, we had both kids dancing on the floor of our playroom.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
To celebrate the official release of our DVD, 'Revved Up & Ready To Rock!' we've got a big show planned!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
We got a fabulous review of our new DVD, Revved Up & Ready To Rock!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
COOKIE MAGAZINE KIDSFEST!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Singer/Songwriter Katie O'Sullivan and her partner, Steve Borne, once again don their alternate personalities - Princess Katie & Racer Steve --- to entertain with ten original songs that cover topics from the holidays to hide and seek to sharing.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So, here they are! All not scary, all free!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Hi fellow kiddie rockers!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Well, things have been very, very busy here in the Kingdom. Between local uprisings, festivals, Kings being overthrown and loose unicorns, I can't seem to keep up. So, I hired an assistant.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Yep, that's right, kids!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
LONG ISLAND FANS! TAKE NOTE!
All next week we'll be playing 2 shows a day in various parts of Long Island, courtesy of the Town of Hempstead! Come by for a free show!
Princess Katie and Racer Steve
Date: July 21-25, 2008
July 21 - Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence @ 11 a.m.
July 21 - Harold Walker Park, Lakeview @ 1:30 p.m.
July 22 - Smith Street Park, Uniondale @ 11 a.m.
July 22 - Baldwin Park @ 1:30 p.m.
July 23 - Seamans Neck Park, Seaford @ 11 a.m.
July 23 - Echo Park, West Hempstead @ 1:30 p.m.
July 24 - Elmont Road Park, Elmont @ 11 a.m.
July 24 - Rath Park, Franklin Square @ 1:30 p.m.
July 25 - Levittown Veterans Memorial Park @ 11 a.m.
July 25 - Forest City Park, Wantagh @ 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Dear Darlin' Diary:
The Union Square Partnership Presents it's Summer in the Square event featuring Princess Katie & Racer Steve!
Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:30 PM
Calling all rockin' kids and families!
Princess Katie & Racer Steve take on Union Square Park's Summer in the Square Series!
Come Rock and Roll to Parenting Magazine's Fave Music April 2008!!
This is a free concert and open to all! See Princess Katie & Racer Steve's website for info on the band: www.princessracer.com
Friday, July 11, 2008
OKAY FANS...LAST CALL!
The DVD shoot this weekend is really filling up and will be really exciting on many, many, levels!
We found out that we're in the New York Times Today! Check it out:
PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE (Sunday and Thursday) Young audiences are asked to come to the Sunday show dressed in wacky costumes and with colorful signs to hold up (their choice of slogan). But they won’t be asked to make a deal; this is a live filming of a concert DVD for this band, known to toss out soccer balls or Mylar streamers to fans. At 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 11), 431 West 16th Street, Chelsea, (866) 468-7619, ticketweb.com, princessracer.com; $7, with a $10 minimum at tables. And if you miss Sunday’s event, you can catch the band on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Greenwich Village, where it will play a free concert in Union Square as part of the Kids in the Square series, unionsquarenyc.org.
Click on the link above for tickets, ya little rockers!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Be sure to come see us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan this coming Sunday for two shows! We're part of their HOT NEW BAND SERIES!
Also, make sure to get your tickets to our live dvd concert taping...that's July 13th! We need all our fans to come on out! For tickets, click the link above.
PKRS @ Children's Museum of Manhattan
Sunday, July 6th
2 pm & 3 pm
Free with museum admission!
Children's Museum of Manhattan -212 West 83rd Street, NYC
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
HEY FANS! EXCITING NEWS!
We're shooting our first-ever, live concert DVD and we want all of our fans to be in the audience!
Expect to see some of the characters Princess Katie mentions, but usually doesn't bring to the concerts!
Dress like a rock star & and bring cool concert signs to hold up!
SUNDAY, JULY 13TH @ 11:30 AM - Doors 11 AM
431 West 16th (between 9th & 10th Aves)
Tickets are $7 per/person
Click the title of this post for tickets!
Space is limited, so get them early!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Check out the review in the June issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine of Princess Katie & Racer Steve's Fast & Feisty CD!
What's Hot Now!
Music To Our Ears
If you like a little variety in your music, this band is for you. Rock, country, reggae, funk, swing...there's something for everyone, and it's bound to get your toes tapping
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Yeah, well, it appears that whenever we show up somewhere, the kids in that area get a little wild. Hey, we never promised anyone a calm kid at one of our shows. We encourage kids to go crazy.
So, that said, we're probably coming to a neighborhood near you, so get ready for it. Here are our upcoming summer shows (details under our "shows" section):
July 17th - 12:30 pm - Union Square's Summer in the Square Concert - FREE!
July 21st - 25th - Long Island Tour (see below for concert locations & times)
July 31st - 6:30 pm - Washington Market Park, NYC - FREE!
WEEK OF JULY 21st - The Town of Hempstead, Long Island Presents...Princess Katie & Racer Steve! Free concerts for all!
21st 11:00 a.m. Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence
1:30 p.m. Harold Walker Memorial Park, Lakeview
22nd 11:00 a.m. Smith Street Park, Uniondale
1:30 p.m. Baldwin Park, Baldwin Harbor
23rd 11:00 a.m. Seamans Neck Park, Seaford
1:30 p.m. Echo Park, West Hempstead
24th 11:00 a.m. Elmont Road Park, Elmont
1:30 p.m. Rath Park, Franklin Square
25th 11:00 a.m. Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown
1:30 p.m. Forest City Park, Wantagh
Finding you absolutely charming, I remain,
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Parents spoke up and we heard you. Having some trouble linking directly to our site to purchase CDs when you Google us?
Hopefully this will help!
Just click the title of this post for our Songs For The Coolest Kids and Fast & Feisty CDs, t-shirts and more to come.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Don’t be fooled by the appearance of these cartoon characters come to life: This is one kids’ band that really knows how to rock.
Their getups may make them look like they’re moonlighting from amusement -park jobs, but Princess Katie and Racer Steve are no toddler-only joke. Along with Judo Champ Billy on bass and Crash the drummer, these guys are a serious rock-and-roll band--one that wouldn’t sound out of place opening for any current chart topper. You’ll get no artificial perk or childlike pitch from Katie’s decidedly adult singing voice, she sings FOR kids, not like them.
Her vocals are an appropriate accompaniment for Racer Steve’s masterful guitar shredding: The solo on "Sneakers" might make you wonder if his last name is Van Halen. The subject matter may be kid stuff, but the woman in the toy tiara and the guy in the faux-NASCAR gear are smart enough not to play down their audience.
Click title to see review.
Off for a run in the enchanted forest, I remain,
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We're really excited to announce that our new CD, Fast & Feisty has been chosen as Parenting Magazine's Pick for their Favorite Music in their April 2008 issue. Thus,
"Katie and her talented band will win your kids over, even if they usually resist anything princessy. The danceable music ranges from alt-rock to bossa nova, and Katie's earthy voice is a dead ringer for Natalie Merchant's."
Thank you Parenting! We feel very honored to be a favorite of such a cool magazine!
Feisty, I remain,
Monday, February 25, 2008
Nothing like waking up to read the paper and see you're in it! Fun!
Saturday's NY Post had a great article on the latest must-hear music. Here's what they said about Fast & Feisty:
"Opening with a swinging jazz tune about holidays titled (you guessed it) "Holidays," Princess Katie & Racer Steve show that this is not your average kids' album. They proceed to blast through the metal-influenced "Sneakers," the loungey pop number "The Pillow," soulful, funky vibes of "Hot Shot" and more. The album is also peppered with some skits about jumping and dragons, entering genres usually not explored on children's albums."
Sunday's Chelsea Market show was so much fun and we thank all of the families for making it out in the cold and slushy show. Hope it wasn't too crowded for ya'll!
See you on March 8th if you live in MA (see shows section for details on this show) and March 16th if you live in NYC at the Bowery Poetry Club!
Off to the gym, I remain,
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Dear Darling Diary:
I have been asked to be a guest blogger for Hilltown Families. Here is my latest post about my pets:
For the most part, Kingdom life is great. There’s not much that we don’t have here. Sure, it’s beyond damp, there’s always some kind of incurable disease going around and you can’t exactly be sure if you’re going to be sitting on the throne from one day to the next, but generally, we’ve got a pretty decent set up here and there’s little left to be desired… except for maybe one thing, a normal pet relationship.
“A normal pet relationship?” you ask, “Why, pray tell!” Well, I bet you take it for granted that you can nuzzle your cat or dog, or that they’ll run and lovingly jump into your arms when you call them. You should know that not every owner/pet relationship is like that. The mere thought of being able to have one of my pets sleep at the foot of my bed or jump into my arms after a short sprint is both thrilling and highly unlikely. If I have my pet jump into my arms I’m at risk of having a 2-foot gold spike implanted in my forehead.
I own a rare winged unicorn. His name is Pointy.
Yeah, yeah, lucky me, I’ve heard it all before, but it’s not what you think. You’re thinking of the winged unicorn as a white horse with wings who flies towards rainbows and has a big beautiful glistening golden horn proudly mounted in the middle of its forehead; a mythical creature who gives off the sound of a bell tree when it opens its wings. Well, some of that is indeed true, but mainly, this creature is absolutely insane. Although Pointy has a nose and mouth, he, for whatever reason, chooses to use his incredibly sharp horn as an antenna of sorts. So, whenever he’s curious about anything, he’ll take a running start, head pointed downward, spike ready to investigate. I always know when he’s gotten out of his stable because the piercing screams of “Run! Pointy the Impaler is out!” usually give it away. Ah, yes, no one can clear a town quite like Pointy.
I’m stating the obvious when I say that Pointy has got about as much of a chance of sleeping at the foot of my bed in this lifetime as a snowball has on a hot plate.
My other pet’s name is Starla. She’s the “pet o’ choice” for princesses. In fact, unless you own one of these little critters, you’re not really considered to have “arrived” as a princess. Snow White has one, Cinderella has one and even cooler-than-thou Princess Fiona has one.
Starla is what we call a “Fairy Tale Tweeter.” That’s the name of the company that every princess you’ve ever known has ordered from.
Fairy Tale Tweeters is a company that sells those little birds that casually fly over and perch themselves on the index finger of a princess as she begins to sing. They gaze lovingly at the princess and whistle in perfect tune along with her.
Now, it may appear as though these little birds live in the forest and just kind of magically appear, ready to whistle along with anyone who dons a hoop skirt and tiara. But that’s not the case at all. These birds are put through intense whistle/perch training and getting one takes about 18-20 weeks. You thought getting the Wii was tough? Heh! Cabbage Patch Dolls? A cinch! Fairy Tale Tweeters takes the cake on “impossible to procure accoutrements.” Highly trained to match their tweet to your voice, you’ll have to fill out a 78- page form answering such questions as
1. Are you a falsetto, soprano or alto?
2. Color scheme of your dresses? (Birds are custom-dyed to match)
3. Will this be a forest bird or one for indoor/windowpane use?
4. Will there be other mythical creatures singing along?
Anyway, I guess the bottom line is that no matter how much “stuff” you have or what your title is in life, nothing matches the thrill that we all get from a cuddle with a pet or some time spent with a child.
Oh, and before I go, do me a favor…the next time you call Spot over from across the lawn, imagine him having a 2 foot gold spike coming out of that cute little forehead and let me know how fast you start running!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Spare the Rock radio show has asked Princess Katie & Racer Steve to guest host their incredible kids' music radio station once again! We're really psyched to do it and hope that you'll click on their link now to hear the show.
Spare The Rock is on Valley Free Radio - Northampton, Massachusetts.
We'll be spinning cool tunes from great kids' music artists and some kid-friendly adult music, too. Oh, and there will be skits...how could we resist?
So, we hope you'll take a listen and check out their site...filled to the brim with interesting cool kid stuff and music!
Mixin' & scratchin' I remain,
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I recently posted another blog on Hilltown Families! Read all about what happens when I tell the townspeople here about your modern inventions! Click the link to visit their site and read the blog.
Hope to see the kids in Connecticut come out for our upcoming shows this weekend and next weekend!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Today's show was PACKED! I could not believe my eyes. There was just rows and rows of kids and parents smushed up against one another, kids climbing on parent's shoulders, other kids trying to climb on those kids, parents climbing over kids...you get the idea...it was nuts!
We promise to make the next concert at Chelsea Market in the back near the 10th Avenue entrance. It was 24 degrees in NYC this morning and to have such a turnout was just remarkable...how did you all get out of your cozy beds to make a concert at 10:30 am? Pray tell!
We had an amazing concert with you all and hope you had fun!
On another note, I've posted another blog at Hilltown Families giving a little insight into life in the Kingdom. Click the title of this post to read it!
Thank thee kindly for attending and check the "shows" section of our site for upcoming shows!
Feisty, I remain,
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Dear Darlin' Diary!
Today was fantastic. We had a packed house for our CD Release Concert for Fast & Feisty and I must say that between the racing flags, glow sticks, costumes, flashing lights, signs and PKRS Wheel of Rock, there was so much to do and see. It was a great show and so much fun to perform the new music!
This coming Sunday (January 20th) we're going to be at the Chelsea Market for a free show! We're having a sneakers concert to celebrate our new song, Sneakers!
The show starts...well, I just tell ya everything....
Sunday, January 20th
PKRS SNEAKERS CONCERT
75 9th Avenue
(15th & 16th Streets)
We're really excited because we've been getting really nice reviews about our CD, Fast & Feisty! Check out what Cool Mom Picks had to say:
Right now, with writers striking and award shows canceling, we're in need of some good entertaining. Thank goodness for Princess Katie & Racer Steve stepping in to save the day by pre-releasing Fast & Feisty, a fast (and feisty) tribute to all that's great about kids music.
The album features ten songs and four skits of pure musical goodness. Songs like Holidays swing, Sneakers rocks, The Pillow cha cha chas, while Go Go Go! uh, goes. And all the while, lead singer Princess Katie (nee Kathleen O'Sullivan) sings her big heart out with her perfected Natalie Merchant sound sprinkled with swirlies of Diana Krall, Edie Brickell and The Sundays. Yeah, that's right. I said The Sundays.
Don't let the cartoon character concept scare you. This is a seriously great band. Plus, I hear they are fantastic live performers. Fantastic live performers who are currently allowed to perform without crossing a picket line. -Laura, Cool Mom Picks!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Get Princess Katie & Racer Steve's latest CD, Fast & Feisty by clicking the title of this post!
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Oh, excuse me while I take off my cool radio headset! Yes, you heard right...my RADIO headset!
Bill, Ella & Liam of Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child, have asked Racer Steve and I to guest DJ on their ultra-cool kids' music radio station (Valley Free Radio • 8 to 10 am Saturdays • Northampton, Mass. • 103.3 FM).
The show is online now and we're really excited because it was so much fun to do and a huge honor. If you don't know about Spare The Rock, I suggest you click the title of this post and get hip...QUICK!
Being that we're usually so busy either writing, recording or performing our own music, it's not often that we get the opportunity to listen to other kids' musicians out there. It was great to listen around and come up with a playlist.
Big thanks to the Childs' family for letting us host and be sure to listen in!
Mixin' and scratchin', I remain,
Princess Katie, Princess, Singer, Songwriter, Moat Cleaner, DJ*
*I always wanted two capital letters after my name and if it isn't going to be MD, I'll take DJ any day!