Friday, April 21, 2017

"Brooklyn Baby" - a music wrap


Joanie Lees & the Nightlights

Unwrapping some very positive reviews...

"From her roots as a theater major and performer in the hip clubs of New York City, Joanie Leeds has proved herself as a major talent in the field of children's music... Leeds continues to be a stellar performer, as well as a creator of brilliant recordings."
    -Parents' Choice Gold Award review of Joanie Leed's, "Good Egg"

"THE BEST KIDS' ALBUMS NOW ! Leeds and her band bring big fun on their new release.  Don't attempt a family road trip without this minivan-friendly winner."  
    -People magazine

Inspired by her love for all things Brooklyn, Joanie will release her eighth children's/family album, "Brooklyn Baby!" on May 19th.  Produced by Jesse Lauter this album is a real genre-bender, containing a mixed bag of folk, southern rock, hip hop, pop, and punk resided over by a singer whose sheer command of vocal artistry is second to none.

In her own words...

"Every day of my life in Brooklyn I'm amazed at how incredible this huge borough is.  The sights, smells, noises, and people I meet are constantly on my mind as a songwriter, and I wanted to get it all down for this album.  I've hoped to work with producer Jessie Lauter for along time and feel so lucky that he took on this project. He made this record sound awesome!"

Who is Joanie Leeds? 

Born and bred in Miami, Joanie began composing songs as a musical theatre major at Syracuse University and moved to NYC the day after graduation.  Starting out writing love songs and performing in bars and clubs, Joanie took a day job singing for kids at Gymboree Play and Music, soon began writing her own kids' tunes, and has never looked back.  She and "The Nightlights" have performed in prominent venues as The Kennedy Centre, Lincoln Centre, The Smithsonian, The CMAs, the Hang Out Festival, Symphony Space, Wolf Trip, and LA's Skirball Centre, just to site a few.  

Her original kid's music has won much acclaim and awards from such prestigious sources such as People magazine, Parents Magazine, the New York Times and the Washington Post and more.  Her tunes are played on many radio stations nationwide and have climbed the chart to #1 on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner.  Joanie is also a PJ Library musician!  

She has previously released seven critically acclaimed full-length albums, as well as numerous videos on her Youtube channel. She currently is at work on more music videos, while maintaining a busy teaching and performance schedule. 

About the Album...

Release date:  May 19, 2017
Ages: 4-9
Label: Limbostar
Run time:  43 minutes

Brooklyn Baby! Track List:

* Ferry Nice
*By Myself
*Library Book
*Brooklyn Baby
*Rainbow Bagels from Outer Space
*Love is Love
*Shayne Punim
*Hipster in the Making (Remix)
*Apples in My Apples
*Sunday Morning 

"Brooklyn Baby" will be available online at, Amazon, iTunes, CDbaby, TunerCore and other related digital outlets. 

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