is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll spirit.
From the release of their first CD Happy Songs (inspired by the birth of Lisa’s daughter and Mikel’s son), it was clear that Milkshake was an exciting departure from traditional kids’ music. The band’s songs were added to radio playlists across the country; a second CD, Bottle of Sunshine, earned raves from kids, parents and critics; Noggin enlisted Lisa and Mikel to film two videos for the premiere season of Jack’s Big Music Show
; and Milkshake was asked to bring its high-energy stage act to the opening leg of the Jamarama Live! tour.
2007 saw the official release of Milkshake’s 3rd CD PLAY!, a celebration of every kid’s desire to just have fun. Hook- and harmony-filled, PLAY! covers all the bases, with songs about baseball (featuring a cameo from hometown hero Cal Ripken, Jr.), bowling, pretending, playing music, parades, planting a garden and just plain going wild. As a bonus, the disc includes the three new songs Milkshake created for ToddWorld.
In fall 2008 the band released SCREEN PLAY, a DVD chock full of live-action and computer-animated videos, candid backstage clips and performance footage that showcase their animated, good-humored nature. Bonus tracks include two original videos created for PBS KIDS.
For Day 6 of the 8 Days of Giveaways, one winner will receive the CD Play, the DVD Screen Play, as well as the Milkshake coloring book!
If you live in the Philly/Baltimore/DC area, check out Milkshake’s Saturday, May 2nd concert at the Lyric in Baltimore! I’ll be there!
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