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 He posts his weekly playlists on And now you can take your Cereal Bowl with you—in podcast form! Go to 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


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


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!