Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holidays From Princess Katie & Racer Steve!



Happy Holidays to you and all of the kids in your life.

Save $5 if you buy two items from our online store.
Download cards for Fast & Feisty and Tiny Cool are only $10 and make AWESOME stocking stuffers.

Happy 2011.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

KIDSFEST: Starring Princess Katie & Racer Steve December 12, 2010


Princess Katie & Racer Steve don't have a crystal ball, know nothing about Tarot cards, yet for some strange reason, we just know Kidsfest is going to be extraordinary.

Hosted by Brooke Shields and Mary Alice Stephenson
Sunday, December 12th 1- 4 pm
Saatchi & Saatchi - 375 Hudson Street, NYC

A One-of-a-Kind, Winter Wonderland celebration of art and creativity!

Do some good & have some awesome fun!
See Princess Katie & Racer Steve perform, Nigel Barker will be taking some Polaroid 20 X 24 portraits, you'll bake some cookies with Baking For Good, make candy necklaces, glitter snowmen puppets, do some print making, design your own t-shirt, you'll enjoy the Fatboy lounge and more!


*This event will benefit Free Arts NYC, which provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Take Over Great Neck in November



If you live in Long Island, you're in luck. On November 14th, you'll be rocking out pretty hard in some kind of a costume.
They'll be a princess and a race car driver on stage and they'll be performing while you dance the rubber off your sneakers.
Get info on our website by clicking the title of this post. Tickets sold the day of show. See you there, little ones.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN




MONSTERS, VAMPIRES, PRINCESSES & MORE:

Here's hoping that all of you little monsters enjoy your day of getting dressed up in a costume (we have NO idea what that's like) and going from house to house to get your well-deserved treats!

You are cool, creepy and awesome to be around. Have fun and we'll see you at an upcoming show!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Monday, October 4, 2010

HALLOWEEN: CREEPY & COOL WITH PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE


We hate to toot our own horn, but we do Halloween pretty well. (toot, toot)

Come get your little self to a show and enjoy a Halloween-themed rock concert for families.

Creepy? A little. Scary? Not much. Monstrously fun? Totally.

Check the sidebar for our tragically cool Halloween concerts!

See you there. In costume, natch!


OCTOBER 30TH 2PM
WASHINGTON MARKET PARK
Greenwich & Chambers Streets in NYC

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Princess Katie & Racer Steve CDs DVD and T-Shirts!

Princess Katie & Racer Steve Gear
Make Excellent Presents!

With $15 CDs: Songs For The Coolest Kids, Fast & Feisty & Tiny Cool,
$20 DVD: Revved Up & Ready To Rock!
and $20 T-Shirts, our gear makes for a great, inexpensive gift!

Click the link above for our PKRS store!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY KIDS LUCK OUT & SO DO YOU!


THIS CONCERT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. EVERYONE COOL, THAT IS.

SEPTEMBER 19TH @ 11 AM
92Y TRIBECA - 200 HUDSON STREET, NYC

Remember: brunch is available at this show, so make a morning of it!

Tickets sell fast! Get them by clicking the link above!

***FYI, September birthday kids can have their birthday party at this concert. Contact the 92Y Tribeca by clicking the link of this post for more information.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Upcoming Summer 2010 Shows For Princess Katie & Racer Steve!



AUGUST 7 2010 - 1 PM
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM
AMHERST, MA

PK&RS are excited to perform at the Eric Carle Museum, home of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Performing in Massachusetts has always been a lot of fun for us, so we're excited to be coming back! Tickets are only $6 and benefit the Northampton Community Music Center. Get all of your information right here!


AUGUST 17th - PRIVATE EVENT
DARIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY


SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 - 11 AM
92Y TRIBECA
NYC

HAVE YOUR B-DAY PARTY AT THIS CONCERT! Contact 92Y Tribeca for scoop!
Brunch & rock. Nothing bad about that! Come bring all the families you know and enjoy a fun morning dancing with Princess Katie & Racer Steve while your mom and dad desperately try to stuff food in your mouth between songs...you know it's gonna happen! Costumes, as always, encouraged! Info here!



Friday, May 21, 2010

Chattanooga Parent on TINY COOL

"Princess Katie & Racer Steve (husband and wife duo Katie and Steve Borne) unleash their third album of rockin’ tunes for the whole family. Tiny Cool is packed with 11 songs and three skits. The music is pop goodness at its best, but don’t think this is bubblegum pop. (Listen to the song “Kids Rock!”, and you’ll see what I mean.) Then there’s “Tube Sox”—not since Julie Andrews belted out her laundry list has there been such a great musical description of someone’s favorite things. Possibly my favorite track on the disc is “Honest Kid”; try to imagine a musical mash-up of The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” and The Jam’s “A Town Called Malice.” Princess Katie & Racer Steve are now three for three with Tiny Cool, but I’ll have to say that the title doesn’t do this album justice. Tiny Cool isn’t just cool, it’s amazingly cool. - Dave Loftin of the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl"

Grab your kid and a cup of coffee and tune in to the “Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl,” hosted by Dave Loftin, Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. on the Web at WAWL.org. He posts his weekly playlists on SMCB.BlogSpot.com. And now you can take your Cereal Bowl with you—in podcast form! Go to SaturdayCerealBowl.podbean.com or simply search the iTunes store. Don’t worry, parents, it’s free. Music for kids and their parents By Dave Loftin

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cool Mom Picks: Princess Katie & Racer Steve could've named their new CD, Super-Gigantic-Amazingly Cool



Here's what Cool Mom Picks has to say about Tiny Cool:

There are days when I feel like a constant killjoy to my kids, but just as our day is flushing down the proverbial toilet, I try to remember one thing that can usually turn things around: Fun music that knocks our socks off. Our latest mood-changer is the ever-peppy, totally entertaining offering from Princess Katie & Racer Steve, Tiny Cool.

We at CMP have been fans of Princess Katie & Racer Steve's first CD and then the second CD, and Tiny Cool gives us more to love from this ready-for-their-own-cartoon, husband-and-wife pair Steve Borne and Katie O'Sullivan. Part dance party, part radio show, Tiny Cool moves seamlessly from skit to song with a self-depreciating sense of humor that even holds my so-mature nine year-old's interest.

Channeling her inner Gloria Estefan in Clelia's Party, Princess Katie sings an unexpectedly humorous Latin-flavored number. Kids Rock! has a rich, stadium-ready sound that I imagine sends kids into a tizzy live. The super-funky title track Tiny Cool gets its shoulder-shaking horns from members of the swinging Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. There are also more subdued songs like Shy and Honest Kid, and yet it all feels like one cohesive album.

And take it from this over-princessed mother of two girls, this isn't your typical "princess" CD, a point that is driven home in the very funny final skit between Princess Katie and the woodland animals. How does it end? With three voices from the backseat of my minivan shouting, Play it again! -Christina

Tiny Cool is now on sale on the Princess Katie Racer Steve website as well as CD Baby.

Monday, May 10, 2010

PRINCESS KATIE & RACER STEVE TINY COOL REVIEW

Tiny Cool


"I admit to having briefly misjudged Princess Katie & Racer Steve at first glimpse, worrying that their stage personas could become quickly cloying. But it took just one listen to their second CD, 2008’s Fast & Feisty, to put them on my radar as a kids’ band to be reckoned with, proving that the roles of princess and race-car driver—which can be traced back to the band’s origins in hospital charity work—in no way limit their sound. The musicianship of Katie O’Sullivan’s smooth vocals and Steve Borne’s shredding guitar solos stand out even in the much improved world of today’s kid music.

In their third studio release, Tiny Cool, the husband-and-wife duo further expand their musical horizons without diluting those chops one bit: With their tight backing band, they rock their way through various genres, from salsa (“Clelia’s Party”) to James Brown funk (the title track) to ’80s Go-Gos-esque pop (“Kids Rock!”), always in crisp, snappy arrangements. O’Sullivan’s lyrics keep things simple but upbeat, addressing in positive fashion such diverse issues as timidity (the lilting “Shy”), telling the truth (the ska-tinged “Honest Kid”), and the perils of eating lunch at the beach (surf rocker “Sand in My Sandwich”)."

You never forget these are serious musicians, while your kids never fail to be seriously entertained. And you may even find yourself smiling as you hum the catchy “Japanese Robot” to yourself at the dry cleaner. MYLES MCDONNELL - Youknowforkids blog -NYC magazine editor, and former children's-entertainment editor at Cookie magazine.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day! Princess Katie & Racer Steve at Children's Museum of Manhattan



MAY 9th - MOTHER'S DAY - COSTUME CONCERT!

CMOM - Children's Museum of Manhattan
2 pm & 3 pm

It's Princess Katie & Racer Steve at CMOM on Mother's Day! Come out in costume or dressed like a rock star for this great event!

Free with cost of admission. First come, first served.

Space is limited. Click the title of this post for the CMOM website!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Kids Rock Tour: Philly's Perelman Theatre - Princess Katie & Racer Steve



PHILADELPHIA!

It's the last stop on our "Kids Rock!" Tour.

We're at the Perelman Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on May 8th for two shows: 2pm & 5pm.

Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes and be prepared to rock! It's only our second time in Philly, so we're what you'd call excited.

Tickets are $14.50 & $19.50 and are available here.

We'll be playing songs from all of our CDs...even our new one, Tiny Cool!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Princess Katie & Racer Steve on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live!



We get lots of emails from kids asking to hear our music on XM Radio. So, we're happy to announce that XM Radio's Kids Place Live played our new song, Tiny Cool from our CD of the same name!
So, if you wanna hear more PKRS, you can email them here and request whatever you wish to hear: Kidsplacelive@siriusxm.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

TINY COOL: Princess Katie & Racer Steve's New CD is on ITUNES!





We're big fans of itunes and are pretty psyched to report that our new CD, Tiny Cool is up and ready to rock on itunes.

Get the songs, get the skits. Click the title of this post to download on itunes. And, if you love it, leave us a review there.

We hope you love it.

Have fun!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

APRIL 18TH - CD "UNLEASH" CONCERT For Princess Katie & Racer Steve's New CD: TINY COOL

Tiny Things Can Be Incredibly Cool

NEW SONGS, SAME ATTITUDE!
We are really excited about this new album. We'd love to see you at our CD "Unleash" Concert.
Kids can do whatever they wish, but dressing like a rock star is very encouraged.

Hear our new songs: Tiny Cool, Clelia's Party, Kids Rock & Tube Sox...and more!

Clelia's Party is a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest! Woo-hoo!

Get your tickets by clicking the title of this post.

PK & RS will be signing the poster that comes in the Tiny Cool CD!

CD UNLEASH CONCERT FOR TINY COOL:
Sunday, April 18th @ 11 am
92Y Tribeca - 200 Hudson Street, NYC


Monday, March 8, 2010

The Kids Rock Tour: Lebanon Opera House - Princess Katie & Racer Steve

Come see us in New Hampshire!

The Lebanon Opera House Presents Princess Katie and Racer Steve in "Kids Rock!"

Saturday, March 20th @ 11am
Lebanon Opera House
Lebanon, NH
Get tickets by clicking here!

Kids are encouraged to dress in costumes or as rock stars
for this one-of-a-kind rock concert for kids!

A feisty princess with a penchant for rockin' out? A racecar driver who lives for a blazing guitar solo between laps? Princess Katie & Racer Steve bring their tremendously popular kiddie rock concerts straight for the Kingdom out on the road, giving the kids (and their adoring adults) the chance to experience their high-energy, ultra-entertaining and seriously unique live show!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Get Psyched! Our New CD, Tiny Cool, Set for April 2010 Unleashing!


In an effort to continue to promote high-energy fun for kids, Princess Katie & Racer Steve are unleashing their third CD, Tiny Cool.

With some surfer rock, a little bossa, electric guitar rock n' roll and some cool, catchy pop numbers, we feel we've accomplished what we set out to do: make some fun, cool music that kids will really love.

So, keep on the lookout for Tiny Cool in April and we hope you'll make it to our CD Unleash Concert at the 92Y Tribeca in NYC on April 18th @ 11 am.

Get your tickets here, my dear!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010



FEBRUARY 18th - 7PM
THE PAJAMA CONCERT
The Stocker Center
Lorain County Community College, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio

We had no idea, but the Stocker Center is making this concert a Pajama Concert due to the fact that it's at 7pm, the kids will be going nuts dancing and laughing and by the time the show is over, they'll be headed straight to their date with a pillow!


FEBRUARY 20TH - 1:30 PM
The Wharton Center
Michigan State University - Bogue St & Wilson, East Lansing, MI

Very exciting! We've played in Michigan before, but never East Lansing! We're very excited and hope that the kids feel free to dress up in costumes or as rock stars...we're in full support of expressing yourself through clothing!

FEBRUARY 21st - 4 PM
Music Hall Center Detroit
350 Madison Detroit, Michigan

What a gorgeous theatre the Music Hall in Detroit is! We're having so much fun on tour that we can't wait to see all the little kids from Detroit up and dancing with their favorite adults. Get your costumes on or just dress cool because we're all going to rock out something fierce!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Princess Katie & Racer Steve in "Kids Rock!" ELYRIA, OH!


Princess Katie & Racer Steve in "Kids Rock!" Elyria, OH

Pajama Concert at The Stocker Center!


February 18th 7 pm

Stocker Center

Elyria, OH



From The Collegian -


"If you’re tired of hearing your kids recite the same Barney songs over and over again, then you’ll be glad to know that Princess Katie and Racer Steve will be coming to LCCC to save your sanity.

This high-energy band is all about children’s entertainment, while offering a wide variety of music – from big band and reggae to alternative rock. Their enthusiasm for singing and dancing has been noted in magazines including Parenting Magazine making them a “Fave” for 2008.

Princess Katie and Racer Steve will be performing a concert in the Stocker Center on Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15, and for children age 12 and younger they cost $10. However, if you arrive at the ticket box office an hour and a half before the event, adults can receive half off on the “Take A Chance” ticket special for the concert.

This event will also be a pajama party. Bring your child in they’re favorite cozy pajamas; the bonus is they’ll be ready to go to bed afterwards."



Princess Katie and Racer Steve promise to give a performance you and your child can truly enjoy together."


Click the title of this post for tickets!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The "Kids Rock!" Tour Continues...Durham, NC - February 6th!

WE CAN'T WAIT!

Our "Kids Rock" Tour continues on as we're headed to the Durham Performing Arts Center for TWO shows! It's our first time performing in North Carolina & the DPAC is beautiful!

Get the kids dressed as rock stars & let's take it from there...

Here's the details:

February 6, 2010
11:30 am & 3:30 pm
Tickets $15

Get your tickets by clicking the title of this post!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Upcoming Shows For Princess Katie & Racer Steve!


What's better than having your name in lights?

We had an incredible time in Providence, RI. By far, one of thee most incredible shows we've been a part of. Great audience, great venue, great people.

We've also got lots and lots of concerts coming up - both as part of our Kids Rock tour and just regular shows!

  • Sunday, January 31st - Kidstock! - Weston, CT
We're back by popular demand! Kidstock will take place from 2pm to 4 pm!
Weston Intermediate School in Weston, CT.
Get ready for an afternoon of rock and magic!
Get your tickets at Lang's Pharmarcy or Weston Center

  • Sat, February 6th - Kids Rock! Tour - Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Two shows for Durham: 11:30 am & 3:30 pm!
We're psyched.
Feel free to dress in costumes or as rock stars! We'll love it!
Get your tickets by clicking the title of this post.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

NORWICH BULLETIN: Princess Katie & Racer Steve To Perform at PPAC


By SHARMA HOWARD

What began as a good-hearted gesture to cheer up children in the hospital has blossomed into a children’s rock concert that has embarked on a national tour.


This Sunday, the dynamic duo Princess Katie & Racer Steve will make a stop at the Providence Performing Arts Center.


The two have achieved a nod of approbation from parents, being selected as Parenting Magazine’s picks for Best Music CDs for their albums “Songs for the Coolest Kids” and “Fast & Feisty.”


Children related to her best as a princess, said Katie O’Sullivan, who adopts the persona when performing on stage.


The two began visiting hospitals in 2006, with O’Sullivan decked out as Princess Fiona from the movie “Shrek.”


“They would sit up a little bit taller when a princess came in — the boys as well as girls,” O’Sullivan said. She recruited guitarist Steve Borne to accompany her. When he found his Shrek costume hindered his guitar playing, the two decided to create their own characters to entertain the children.


Soon, they were playing other gigs, and also recording in Borne’s studio. In addition to entertaining children as Racer Steve, Borne produces sound for both TV and film.


When the two get onstage, they are accompanied by a bass and drums to provide a full band sound. They play a variety of genres — from rock, funk, swing, surf, country and Bossa nova.


“It’s fun for people to hear a different style of music and it’s fun for the kids,” Borne said. He said the variety also keeps the musicians energized.


The New-York based duo has built quite a following in the city and surrounding areas. Fans know to come dressed up the way they would to a rock concert, something O’Sullivan hopes will also happen in Providence.


The band’s lyrics are family friendly, O’Sullivan said, and while the messages are empowering and encourage positive behavior, they shy away from being didactic in their approach.


Positive focus


“They don’t talk down to children,” O’Sullivan said. “They are written from my perspective and they learn from modeling. For example, I talk about how I had the opportunity to tell the truth or lie, and how I opted to tell the truth. A lot of songs deal with emotions and how to express yourself using positive methods.”


While they still volunteer to visit hospitals, the two musicians are also enjoying the benefits the concerts have on the general public.


“Every show is different,” O’Sullivan said. “When the kids see their parents laughing and having fun, it’s so much more fun for them.”


And no matter how much their parents rock out, Borne said the children also realize they’ve been treated to something created just for them.


“They walk away feeling ‘wow, this is something they did just for us,’ ” Borne said.