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Perth, Western Australia, Australia | INDIE

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | INDIE
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Bees Knees Kids Show is the brain child of Buster Stiggs who recorded the number one Australasian song “Counting the Beat’’ while in the Swingers. A recent parent Buster has turned his talent to creating a kids show. The live show is based around the themes from the songs, that promote healthy life styles and attitudes like Walking Bus, Fruit is Fun, Water, Best Friends, and Off to the Beach in a fun way and audience participation songs like Wannabee Song, Boogie Board Boogie, Tigers Bears and Lions that really get the audience involved.
From eighty performers from the initial audition, and after rigorous rehearsals and workshops 15 year old Samantha Robb and 11 year old Zarina Guy were chosen to star in the show. A human size bee called Humble Bumble completes the line up. They all sing and dance.
Samantha has theatre experience in nine productions and has acted in the TV series "The Shark Net". She attends John Curtin College of the Arts where she is in the specialist Drama program. She loves to perform and has studied singing, dancing and drama for five years with Stagecoach Theatre Arts School. A competent gymnast, she has won many first place awards for her floor routines. Samantha is an intensely creative person and has contributed costume, set design,
choreography, songs and script ideas to the show. Samantha is the Host of the Show where her comedy routines, audience banter and acrobatic skills link the songs together.
Zarina (Zazi) was born in Florida, U.S.A. she then travelled with her family to the U.K., N.Z., Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia before settling in Australia where she has lived for seven years. At the age of two and a half Zarina walked up onto a stage voluntarily to sing a song
and won first prize. At three and a half she had a role in a movie in Malaysia and learnt all the lines in Arabic and Malay. Zarina has appeared in TV commercials, Johnny Young Talent Time, the Carine Choir, Stars Performance Group and is representing WA in the national wrestling Championships in Adelaide in late September. Zarina's hobbies are WWE and "RAW" wrestling and riding her motor cross motorbike. She has contributed songs and choreography ideas to the show.
“The Walking Bus” has been chosen as the theme song for the International iwalk Organization who conduct the Walk To School Week October 3rd to 7th to be held in 36 different countries.
QUOTE from International iwalk Steering Committee Chairman, Robert Smith, UK“What a fantastic song! We'd love to put it on the IWALK website for children to download. You've really captured the sound that young people will respond to today. Congratulations.” r.smith@dorsetcc.gov.uk
The song co written by 14 year old Samantha Robb and sung by 11 year old Zarina Guy is the Bees Knees Kids Show’s way of contributing to a very worthwhile organization whose program has grown from humble beginnings in 1994, with only a few schools in the UK participating, to having 3,000,000 kids world wide join in last year.
Gauging from everyone’s’ responses to the song so far it is possible that by this time next year it may be used in all 36 countries to promote the iwalk organization and its ongoing annual events making a real difference to the lives of millions of school age kids internationally. Vichealth from the Victorian state government and EECA from the NZ government have already expressed their interest to use the song to promote the "International Walk to School" program. ABCKids have offered to be publishers to their soon to be released first CD. Amrap will distribute the song the over 50 radio stations nationally when the song is released in October 2006.
The Bees Knees Kids Show is bringing the creative talents of children to the world. Presenting music and humour by kids for kids of all ages. Original entertainment and a fun show for the whole family.
Bees Knees Entertainment 2 Senate Street Claremont Pty. Ltd. 6010 Perth WA 08 9384 1628
info@beeskneeskidsshow.com






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The Walking Bus, by Perth’s very own Bees Knees Kids Show has been chosen as the theme song for the International iwalk Organization who conduct the Walk To School Week October 3rd to 7th to be held in 36 different countries. You can listen too and download Walking Bus when visiting http://www.iwalktoschool.org/

QUOTE from International iwalk Steering Committee Chairman, Robert Smith, UK
“What a fantastic song! We'd love to put it on the IWALK website for children to download. You've
really captured the sound that young people will respond to today. Congratulations.” r.smith@dorsetcc.gov.uk

The song co written by 14 year old Samantha Robb and sung by 11 year old Zarina Guy is the Bees Knees Kids Show’s way of contributing to a very worthwhile organization whose program has grown from humble beginnings in 1994, with only a few schools in the UK participating, to having 3,000,000 kids world wide join in last year.

The song has a unique, contemporary beat driven, melodic sound. The lyrics are joyous, uplifting, and accessible.
Gauging from everyone’s’ responses to the song so far it is possible that by this time next year it may be used in all 36 countries to promote the iwalk organization and its ongoing annual events making a real difference to the lives of millions of school age kids internationally.
Vichealth from the Victorian state government and EECA from the NZ government have already expressed their interest to use the song to promote the "International Walk to School" program.

The walk to school program helps cuts car congestion and polluting car emissions by implementing a plan to have children walk to school in groups. Two volunteer parents supervise each group. The results are beneficial on many different levels. It gives children, regular exercise and road safety training. It helps develop children’s’ social skills and psychological well being by having them be involved in a healthy regular activity with other children. We liberate our streets by the having people using them for what they were designed for. Our car-based society has overlooked the obvious. Humans are designed to walk. We want to give the streets back to the pedestrians so that our kids can enjoy their environment not just drive by it.

The Bees Knees Kids Show are donating copies of the Walking Bus CD to 30 schools in Perth taking part in the iwalk program. They would like to donate to all schools to raise awareness of the iwalk program.






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"The "Wannabee Song" leaps from the speakers like a sunny exuberant piece of innocent fun, which is exactly what good children's music should be."
- Neil & Sharon Finn - Quote


"Thank you for submiiting your songs to us. We love the whole concept and think the songs will be a winner with children.
My kids certaintly loved them.
The tracks are very commercial, have good lyrics, solid performances and production with infectious easy to remember choruses.
Good luck with the project snd please keep me avised of all deveopments."
Kind Regards,
Michael Matthews,
Roadshow. - Quote


Discography

"Walking Bus"
Finalist in Western Australian Music Industry Song Of The Year Awards, (WAMIS)
Used to promote walking programs by:
1. The international iwalk organisation based in UK with 36 member nations & 3,000,000 participants worldwide.
2. The Clean Campaign in New Jersey USA
3. The Dept of Transport in Atlanta USA
To be publically independantly released in Australia and New Zealand.

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The Bees Knees Kids Show songs takes us for a journey through the history of music honouring the best in past and present Pop cullture.
The show pays tribute to music genres - Classical, Bluegrass, Country & Western, Blues, 60's Instrumentals, Las Vegas Elvis, 70's Psychadelic, Indi, Hip-Hop, and House Music.

The songs have personal and socially relevant themes, such as walking to school, being sun smart, friendship, eating fruit and drinking water.

The Bees Knees Kids Show makes the kids in the audience the real stars of the show by encouraging them to dance and to sing along to the songs that have simple lyrics, catchy melodies and basic dance movements.

The show celebrates creativity, uniqueness and individuality.

The joy and truths and satire in this unique production will be recognised and applauded by all kids of all ages.

The Bees Knees Kids Show is the brainchild of Buster Stiggs, who when manager and drummer for the Swingers had the biggest selling song in Australia and New Zealand in 1981 with Counting The Beat.
The song still sells over 100,000 units a year on compilation CD's and has been used by many companies as a theme song for advertising campaigns. It is now featured on the Sony Playstation game Singstar.
Buster started writing songs in 1976 with Neil Finn and also played drums and wrote songs on The Models albums Cut Lunch and Local &/or General.
He was drummer and manager for NZ punk rock legends Suburban Reptiles who are credited with starting the Indi scene in NZ.

Now, with inspiration from his five year old son Ash, and the cast, Buster is presenting Pop music by kids, developing and producing their ideas and concepts following the adage:

"Never underestimate the intelligence of children"

Over 80 applicants were auditioned and put through exhausting workshops that challenged their ability to project a unique character, as well as being able to sing, dance, improvise in front of a camera, act, do comedy, record in a professional studio and write songs.

Zarina Guy
(Zazzi) Born in Florida, U.S.A. she then travelled
with her family to the U.K., N.Z., Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia before settling in Australia in 1999.
At the age of two and a half Zarina walked up
onto a stage voluntarily to sing a song and won first prize in talent contest.
At three and a half she had a role in a movie in Malaysia and learnt all the lines in Arabic and Malay.
Zarina has appeared in TV commercials, Johnny Young Talent Time, the Carine Choir, Stars Performance Group and has performed gymnastics.
Zarina's hobbies are WWE and "RAW" wrestling
and riding her motor cross motorbike.
Awards
Western Australian Beach Wrestling Champion, 2007
Western Austalian State Wrestling Champion, 2006, 2007
Silver Medalist, Australian National Wrestling Championships, 2006, 2007.
School's Principal's Prize,2007.

Samantha had the original concept and lyrics for "Walking Bus",
that were then developed and arranged into a song format, by Buster.

The director of the show Buster Stiggs says
“When I was a kid I thought kids were smarter than adults and we were. Now I am an adult i still think that kids are smarter than adults.
being the first generation of the "Information Age" todays kids are more aware of community and social issues.
One People, One World."

More info :BeesKneesKidsShow.com