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Kids/Family: Children's Pop Moods: Mood: Fun Kids/Family: Educational

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Leeny and Steve

Leeny and Steve are a couple of middle-aged rockers who took career advice from Leeny’s persuasive four-year-old nephew and released their debut children’s music CD "Be Nice" in 2008. Ilene (Leeny) Altman and Steve (still Steve) Equi originally met at Berklee College of Music back in the day, but "Be Nice" was their first collaboration. The album garnered several honors including a Parents’ Choice Award and a Children’s Music Web Award as Best Recording for Preschoolers, and it was named to the Best Music of 2008 Recommended List for Your Family from Common Sense Media. More accolades ensued for Leeny’s 2009 sophomore release, "Sharing the Same Stars" by Leeny and Tamara, including a second Parents’ Choice Award. For each of the last three years, Leeny has received the ASCAP Plus Songwriting Award. In 2012, Leeny and Steve teamed up again to create four new weather-related songs at the request of their fan, Meteorologist Mish Michaels! Steve is a winemaker in Lehigh Valley, PA where he lives with his wife Stacia and an inordinate number of animals. Leeny is in the process of earning an M.Ed. and licensure to become an elementary school teacher! She lives in Gloucester, MA with her husband Nick (but if you call him Steve, he won’t get too upset).