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Go Fish are a group of guys that can really sing, I mean REALLY sing. I love the skills of acapella groups, like The Manhatten Transfer from back in the day and in Australia the Idea of North and in the Christian world The Katinas. The roots of Go Fish are fully in acapella which makes them stand out big time in the genre of kids music.
Originally formed in 1993 by Jamie Statema and based in Minnesota. For 10 years their music was geared primarily to a teen and adult market, until 2003 when they released Splash!, an album aimed towards children.
The Go Fish guys have once again redefined what it means to make music for kids! Your children will be praising God with songs like My God, Glory, and Praise Your Name. The air guitars will be rockin’ with Fruit Of The Spirit and Kids Music! If you think you know what “kids music” sounds like…think again! Crank up the stereo in your minivan and let the fun begin!
We are continuing our mission of making great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers with our latest release KIDS MUSIC! So why the title Kids Music? Simple. We want kids ages 0-100 to know that this CD is specifically for them! We also wanted to let the world know exactly what we do. We make “kids music” and we make no apologies for it. (The title track makes that quite clear!) My prayer is that your kids will love the new music and that this album will point kids to the only God who deserves our praise and glory! Thank you for allowing us to make music for your family. It is an honor.
3. Fruit Of The Spirit
4. Praise Your Name
5. Walk With God
6. Jump (Featuring DJ Pray Z)
7. Gotta Move!
8. Fly Sally Fly
9. Shackles (Praise You)
10. Kids Music
This is an album whose parts fit together perfectly, the production of the music fits the singing style. Tight, clean and mixed expertly. I really appreciate music that has been through the professional wringer so to speak, taking the music to full potential.
Traditionally kids albums have a requisite variety of genres. You know, pop a reggae song in there, gotta have a hip-hop track, some kind of bluegrass for good measure. I like an album that has a cohesiveness to it, a variety that works together and Kids Music has exactly that. A nice mix of styles and even a fun songs (Fly Sally Fly) that are more about entertainment. That can be attributed to the production on the album I think, each track is balanced to work together.
And shackles is a classic that really works for the boys and their version is pretty sweet.
One of my strong focuses in this series is to highlight music that can be used with the kids at your Church. Now that’s not the main goal of every song, but I really like finding songs that will work .
I think that this is a great group of songs that work fantastic on at home, they are going in the kids playlist for sure. And you can see from the songs they include in their worship resource pack the ones they recommend for using at Church.
And that’s a nice way of making your songs available I think. Separate out the songs that will work in Church settings and make them available in a pack. A very good model for others to follow (including us!)
Check out this review for more thoughts.