Anna and the Cupcakes named as one of the coolest albums for kids by People Magazine
Bari Koral Family Rock Band’s Anna and the Cupcakes CD
Close your eyes while you bop to this CD and you might trick yourself into believing you’re at a folk rock concert and not in your toy-strewn living room! The music is as good as any top-notch alternative band, but with super kid-friendly lyrics. So grab baby and get your groove on, mama!
“Anna and the Cupcakes is a twangy fun mix of folk and pop.”
Hey kids! Bari Koral is back and bigger than ever with Anna and the Cupcakes! The group’s infectious melodies, entertaining lyrics and foot-stomping beats make it genuinely sought-after children’s entertainment./
Parent & Child (Scholastic Magazine)
Fun Find: Gentle, bluesy, countrified pop. Daydream-y
tunes have singer Bari Koral weaving
tales about soaring into the stratosphere.
Cool Stuff! “Hearts” now spinning as newest and coolest video.
A Time Out Kids favorite. The band brings it’s infectious, kid-friendly pop tunes to New York tots in celebration of Anna and the Cupcakes. Kids can jam to interactive tunes about disappearing cupcakes, a runaway gingerbread man and soaring rocketship.
Anna and the cupcakes is a sweet CD! This funky follow-up to the band’s award-winning debut, Rock and Roll Garden, is sure to delight fans of all ages.
Blockbuster Children’s Entertainment!
Tunes for kids – and parents too
It all started in the early part of this millennium with pioneers like The Wiggles, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and “Yo Gabba Gabba” fame, Dan Zanes and alt-rock legends They Might Be Giants: Let’s make pop-rock tunes with kid-friendly words and themes that won’t drive parents absolutely insane. And that opened up a whole new market for groups like the Laurie Berkner Band and, now, the Bari Koral Family Rock Band, an on-the-rise kids and adult-friendly act. “Hearts,” the bouncy first single off their most recent album, “Anna And The Cupcakes,” might be a Top 20 hit if the lyrics were about pining for a lover or some other fluffy pop fodder.
These tunes from Anna and the Cupcakes are totally catchy, totally fun, and the kids won’t be the only ones rocking out…parents will be, too! This fun, interactive album is sure to be set to “repeat”! – Edmonton’s Child Magazine
On Anna and the Cupcakes Bari Koral’s soulful music and smart pop hooks combine here with family-friendly lyrics and sensibility.
Bari Koral Family Rock Band is one group that is frequently requested. My kids were completely smitten with Rock and Roll Garden and are just as crazy about her new one Anna and the Cupcakes! It is no surprise that my kids love this CD – it is fun, upbeat music that is perfect to dance to! The songs are all super catchy, and my daughter can sing along to them all. If you are looking to add a new kids album to your collection – THIS one is a must!
Bari Koral’s infectious charm and joy in childhood pleasures comes shining through every note of Anna and the Cupcakes. Preschoolers and early elementary ages are going to adore this one.
Refreshing simplicity and tuneful bounce mark this collection of splendid pop-rock songs for the wee set from singer-songwriter Bari Koral, who can write a clap-along song with the best of them (“Clap It!) and capture a young child’s “I’m a big kid now,” lunch-packing pride (“Backpack Song”) with her expressive pop soprano. Koral’s celebrations of the first day of school, best friends, colors and the “Big Sounds” of fire truck and train are pitch-perfect. Don’t be surprised if the irresistible “Hey Ducky” becomes a family anthem.
Bari and her Band were featured in the New York Times. Click here to read the article.
“‘Family band’ is not false advertising — Koral’s lyrics are kid-friendly (she croons about cars, waves, airplanes, and farms), while her up-tempo rock songs are a huge hit with parents (think Norah Jones with a smidge of honky-tonk). Of course, if you’re into the New York kid-rock scene, you already know all of this — and are just excited to see the breezy Ms. Koral.”
“Thanks to a catchy, Beatles-inﬂuenced pop sound, parents won’t even care that Bari Koral’s Family Rock and Roll Band is singing about farms and cars. Little ones will happily sing along with the proclaimed ‘Sheryl Crow for kids’.”
“Best of Both Worlds”
“A Time Out Kids Favorite.” Rock and Roll Garden included in Time Out Kids 10 best kids/family albums of 2010.
“With sincere songwriting and engaging live performance, Bari Koral is one of the emerging female voices to listen for in kindie music.” –Mindy Thomas Program Director, SIRIUS XM’s Kids Place Live
“Bari Koral writes great songs, aimed directly at preschoolers, and trusts in their quality enough to know she’ll win moms and dads over with them as well. Would honestly love to hear Green Day cover “Subway.”
“Tracks like “Subway,” “Pop,” “Uh-Oh” and “The Backpack Song” are especially entertaining and reveal that Koral holds a natural affinity to making music that appeals to the young and the not-so young.” – LA Parent
“Look out Laurie Berkner. There’s a new folk/pop princess in town! ‘Hey Ducky’ is quite possibly my son’s favorite song EVER.” – Goodie Goodie Gumdrops
“Bari Koral delivers 11 tracks of rock and pop bliss. Rock and Roll Garden is merely a launching pad for what looks to be an amazing career for Bari Koral and, in turn, a heap of great music for you and your kids”. – Chattanooga Parent Magazine