Thursday, November 20, 2008

Review & Giveaway ~ Groovy Ruby

Have you heard about the girls group Groovy Ruby yet? If not you are in a treat!

From the website ~

Think Beatles meet the Go-Go' grade school. Maybe a little Jackson 5, Doo-Wop, and some Ramones thrown in there too. Or how about a cross between Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers? That might be Groovy Ruby.

This all original band sings up on your feet, hooky, catchy, feel good tunes that get kids up and dancing. Led by five tween girls, the band's songs contain messages of friendship, perseverance, and encouragement, amongst other positive themes.

Fresh out of the studio finishing up their sophmore CD- Strong, Lovin', and Fun, the group plays regularly throughout the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area.

The group was put together in 2005 by teacher/songwriter Dean Laterra. "I was teaching some songs I had written to a second grade class, and one kid really stood out. It was like everyone had a kazoo, and she had a trumpet. It occurred to me then that perhaps kids could sing these tunes that I had been stock piling. How many other talented kids were out there?" Laterra began writing more and decided to produce a CD of his tunes.
This cd is geared towards girls age 5 - 9. I had both my 7 year old & my 11 year old listen to it. My 7 year old loved it! Her favorite track is #7 Valentine. My 11 year old said it was pretty good as well. Which is good from her because she is big into Hip-Hop. Her favorite song was Don't forget about me.

What I love about the CD is that all the songs have great meanings behind them. You can check out the meanings behind the songs here. They have catchy tunes, and the girls are just adorable. This is a great cd for kids in the 5-9 range!

Buy it: You can purchase the CD, single tracks, T-shirts, teddy bears & bracelets here.

Win it: Thanks to Dean, I am giving away one Groovy Ruby Strong, Lovin', and Fun Cd valued at $15 to one lucky reader. To enter, head over to Groovy Ruby's website and tell me something. Watch a video or listen to a track. Come back here and tell me something about the site!

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judybrittle said...

I voted for you and I learned that the songs are really enjoyable. I didn't find 1 that I didn't like.
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I'm a subscriber.
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Abby said...

What talented adorable girls!

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Wehaf said...

I tried to vote but I got a 404 error. :(

I think the Groovy Ruby songs are too cute!

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cathyhall said...

I voted for you. I love the message they send - positivity!!

cathyhall said...

I am en email subscriber 1

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i am an email subscriber 2

April said...

Groovy Ruby has such a great, positive message! I'd love this for my 9 year old foster sister. ^_^

April said...

I'm a follower!

April said...

I'm now a subscriber (google reader).

Jennifer said...

What an awesome concept! I love the musical inspirations and to take that music and make lyrics that are appropriate for this age group is a fantastic idea. I'd love a CD!


Roberta said...

I love their positive messages for kids, who are influenced easily at this age. I liked the Nobody's gonnd get put down song the best!

I voted for you - good luck


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I am an email subscriber!


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my 2nd comment for email subscription.


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