Milkshake is probably the world’s most serious rock band for children. Not “serious” as in sad, but serious as in seriously musical. Made up of veterans of several Baltimore alt-pop, hard rock and progressive bands, Milkshake writes and performs music that is as musically sophisticated as it is lyrically lighthearted and child-centered. Though never condescending, they speak a kind of universally appealing language; a language familiar to young and old, child and parent, music fans of all ages.
Milkshake began in 2000, when singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl started to write songs inspired by their children. The band has released three award-winning CDs, and their music videos have appeared on Noggin, PBS KIDS and Discovery Kids’ Emmy-winning ToddWorld.
You’ll hear a bit of everything in Milkshake’s award-winning music, and yet the sound is utterly original, as rocking, playful and as strangely free of irony as the music they wrote and played for grownups. As Mathews says “we write music that reflects the state of being a child…music that kids can call their own.”
Milkshake’s first DVD release, Screen Play! is a joyous mix of MTV-like videos, animation, and in-concert videos and cool bonus features, including interviews with the band and a pair of 60-second videos featured on PBS KIDS.
Look for Great Day, Milkshake’s fourth CD release, on August 25th.
For more information on Milkshake, click on www.milkshakemusic.com.