ELECTRO-KINDIE FOR ALL!
'CLUB CALLED AWESOME'
A NEW ALBUM BY THE SINGING LIZARD
SET FOR MARCH RELEASE
"Amazing enough on the ears that it deserves to be here, there, and everywhere families are looking for rad summertime mini jams."
-- Jeff Bogle, Red Tricycle
"Let me catch my breath! I just spent the past hour dancing it up to The Singing Lizard's hip techno flair CD, Make Believe ... Each song is a soulful pop adventure, and the lyrics are full of positive messages."As one of the first artists to combine original and traditional children's music with electronic, pop, and dance genres, Liz DeRoche (a.k.a. The Singing Lizard) moves listeners to the beat of an entirely new style she calls "Electro-Kindie." The Singing Lizard is thrilled to announce the March 25 release of her third album for families, Club Called Awesome.
-- Marcy Fisher, Our Kids
"The difference with her sound is that it's a grown-up, piano-based pop that would not be out of place on the radio next to such singers as Leslie Feist and Regina Spektor."
-- Phil Corless, A Family Runs Through It
Described as "Regina Spektor mixed with Daft Punk," The Singing Lizardis an electro-pop singer/keyboardist/drummer who creates seriously fun dance parties for all ages. Enthused Marcy Fisher of Our Kids, "Her songs will have you digging into your imagination and shaking your tail feather!"
Inspired by Radiohead, Daft Punk, and Bjork, Liz DeRoche wrote, recorded, mixed, and performed all the vocals and every instrument onClub Called Awesome. The thirteen original songs on the album are replete with highly imaginative, plot-driven lyrics, tight electronic elements, and anthemic choruses that touch on themes ranging from starting a club where everyone's invited, being yourself, and trying new things, to enjoying the outdoors and growing up.
Exhibiting a penchant for mixing mediums, Liz DeRoche has created a comic book to accompany Club Called Awesome. With text by Liz DeRoche and colorful illustrations by Marc Rene, the Club Called Awesome comic book encourages listeners to follow along as three young adventurers band together to start a club called Awesome, meet a robot named Beat Bot, make new friends, play games at the park, take a bite of something new, and celebrate every day.
The flip side of The Singing Lizard as a solo project for kids and families features Liz DeRoche performing and recording music for grownups withThe Pushovers (since 2009), Cane & the Sticks (since 2011), and Tom Goss (since 2013). Liz tours regularly with Tom Goss and, on his latest release, Wait, she played drums and piano/keyboard, as well as doing the vocal arrangements. She has produced several remixes for Goss, and on his upcoming album she sings back-up vocals.
A native of Western Oregon, Liz DeRoche traveled the world prior to settling down in Washington, DC, where she lived for eight years. Since January 2015 she has been happy to call the San Francisco Bay Area home.
Previous albums by The Singing Lizard include Make Believe (2013) andAlphaBeat (2010).
Club Called Awesome will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp, and at The Singing Lizard's live shows.
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CD Details: Club Called Awesome
Release date: March 25, 2016
For all ages, and especially for ages 2 - 7
Label: AlphaBeat Records
SRP: $15 CD; $10 digital download
Running time: 38 minutes
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The Singing Lizard Performance Highlights - March - August 2016
March 4 - The Duck Pond, San Jose, CA
April 6 - FamJam Music Series at Perch Coffeehouse, Oakland, CA - Album Release Show!
April 9 - Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, CA - Album Release Show!
August 13 - Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater, Reston, VA
August 19 - Kidchella Summer Concert Series, Philadelphia, PA
August 20 - Mason District Park Amphitheater, Annandale, VA
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