Soundzania is a children's album designed to inspire young minds to learn more and do more with instruments.
Join Ben Joe and Mandy Lynn on their Soundzania Radio show as they explore some of the sounds, songs and instruments of Soundzania, a magical place where instruments come to life and play together.
Visit http://www.soundzania.com for more information. There is a link on the bottom right of this page.
How did it come about?
Motivation came easily to the three dads that created the musical world of Soundzania. Two years after band-mates Scott Flory, Ken Hougasian, and Lee Parker gave up the late nights and smoky-club lifestyle of a rock band, all three began enjoying the late nights and smelly-diaper lifestyle of fatherhood.
Independently, Scott, Ken and Lee each lovingly created music to make their kids smile (or, in some cases, sleep). After rave reviews from their own children, they set out to create Soundzania. With help from musician friends and engineers, each song on the album was transformed from a private lazy-morning guitar sing-along or quiet bedside lullaby into a musical world filled with banjos, kazoos, mandolins, and even a sousaphone.
Every song has been tested for silliness, smiles, and nap-worthiness by the band's collective children: Julia, Alex, Max, Sam, Claire, Hannah, Nora, and Owen.
The band hopes this album will bring giggles and snoozes to your family as well.