We recently drove to Port Augusta and listened to the Blast Off album almost the entire way there and back so it’s safe to say that my husband and I are now VERY familiar with their songs! Thankfully Blast Off are not as irritatingly catchy as most kids music, but still have enough repetition for kids to get a grasp of the lyrics and sing along. I think I would say that they’re more like the Jack Johnson of kids music. Think melodic, tuneful and smooth.
Our friend, and Rad Dad, Nick took his kids to the Blast Off album launch on the weekend and here’s what he had to say about it…
“…I was lucky enough to take my 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son to see the Album launch of Blast Off – Songs from Season One, at the Unley Community Centre. They loved it! The band includes Inspector Ted and PJ who get special visits from Characters Smorgaldy and Porgan, Amy K and Princess Twinkle. At the end of the concert the band and characters came out for photos and high fives, which was really well received by the kids and parents there.
The songs were catchy… so much so we bought the album and listened to it on the way home in the car. Once home, my daughter took the CD to her room and choreographed some dance moves to the album! Princess Twinkle was her favourite character but Blast Off, the tune that got the crowd moving at the concert, was by far the catchiest and the one she liked to dance to most. At $5 a CD, I would say it was money well spent.
There is a lot more to blast off than just the band, search Peggy Jnr TV on You tube to see their songs and stories all written and Illustrated by PJ Gill. They also have a kid’s Game App.
After watching Almost Famous all those years ago I always pictured myself reviewing an album launch.. I thought it would be something more along the lines of the latest Foo Fighters or Beastie Boys. Even though Blast Off is neither of these I am glad I got to see them and I definitely think they will be getting a workout in the car for the next few weeks. Being a primary school teacher for almost 20 years I have seen a lot of children’s acts and I can safely say that Blast Off were up there with the best I have seen, I highly recommend them for families with children up to 8 years of age. Do yourself a favour look them up and have a listen…”
Watch the music video for “What Would Smorgaldy & Porgan Do?” http://youtu.be/D0p7_Gg1k3E
More information: http://blastoffmusic.net/