Little Fingers Music

Little Fingers Music

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandRockChildren's Music

Little Fingers Music creates an experience that gets the whole family jamming along! Their show ROCKgarden Party features rock music, costumes, colourful backdrops and a variety of instruments for the audience to jam with. The show includes nature and environmental themes throughout. Tune up and in!

Biography

Little Fingers Music consists of Charlie who sings and writes the songs, Justin who sings and plays djembe and Megan who sings and dances.

Charlie Kert is a performer, educator and entertainer specializing in children’s music. For the last decade, he has toured across Ontario performing at schools, libraries, street parties, festivals and more. His background in arts education combined with an honors degree in theory and composition serve to strengthen his experience entertaining the younger demographic. For many years, he has been supported by the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils.

As a music composer, Charlie Kert has written and released three albums of children’s music: ROCKgarden (2008), Playhouse Earth (2004), and Little Fingers Music (2001), as well as a Progressive Folk Rock EP Breathe (1997). On these recordings, Charlie jams with some of Ontario’s finest rock and multicultural musicians. Charlie’s musical influences can be found in the upbeat engaging rock of Bruce Springsteen, the singer-songwriter folk style of Bob Dylan, and the poetry and humor of Shel Silverstein.

Little Fingers Music is also Charlie’s Toronto-based music school. He has been teaching piano since graduating with an Honors Degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Western Ontario. The school, now more than 15 years in existence, employs piano, guitar and vocal teachers. Charlie has also designed a group introductory keyboard course that teaches piano basics to young children.

Influences include Shel Silverstein, Bob Dylan, Dr Seuss and Sesame Street.

Lyrics

shake yer shakers

Written By: charlie kert

TIME: 3:11
TEMPO: 140
KEY: E+
STYLE: swamp rock/go go dance

shake yer shakers high
shake ‘em really high
shake ‘em any way they want to go 2x

shake yer shakers low
shake ‘em really low
shake ‘em any way they want to go 2x

shake yer shakers soft
shake ‘em really soft
shake ‘em any way they want to go 2x

shake yer shakers loud
shake ‘em really loud
shake ‘em any way they want to go 2x

everybody stop, go, stop, go… (repeat leaving less time in between the shakes)

shake yer shakers high
shake ‘em really high
shake ‘em any way they want to go

shake yer shakers low
shake ‘em really low
shake ‘em any way they want to go

shake yer shakers soft
shake ‘em really soft
shake ‘em any way they want to go

shake yer shakers loud
shake ‘em really loud
shake ‘em any way they want to go 2x

(Decrescendo and then hit the last chord “fast furious and forte”)

Spidey Batz

Written By: charlie kert

Spiderman, Spiderman
does whatever a spider can....
spins a web, any size
catches thieves, just like flies
look out, here comes the Spiderman

Is he strong, listen bud
he’s got radio active blood
can he swing from a thread
take a look over head
hey there, there goes the Spiderman

Batman Batman
Batgirl Batboy
Bat Dog, Bat Cat
Bat Fish, in the Bat Tub?

dem bones

Written By: charlie’s cover version of Dry Bones

bones bones bones bones...

CHORUS:
dem bones dem bones dem dry bones x3
now hear my voice and my chords

now the foot bone's connected to the ankle bone
the ankle bone's connected to the shin bone
the shin bone's connected to the knee bone
and the knee bone's conncted to the thigh bone

the thigh bone's connected to the hip bone
the hip bone's connected to the back bone
the back bone's connected to the neck bone
and the neck bone's connected to the head bone
now hear my voice and my chords

chorus

now the head bone's connected to the neck bone
the neck bone's connected to the back bone
the back bone's connected to the hip bone
and the hip bone's conncted to the thigh bone

the thigh bone's connected to the knee bone
the knee bone's connected to the shin bone
the shin bone's connected to the ankle bone
and the ankle bone's connected to the foot bone

and the foot bone's connected to the toe bone
and the toe bone's connected to the toe-nail bone
the toe-nail bone?
and the toe-nail bone's connected to the sock bone
the sock bone?
and the sock bone's connected to the shoe bone
the shoe bone?
and the shoe bone's connected to the pant bone
the pant bone?
and the pant bone's connected to the shirt bone
the shirt bone?
and the shirt bone's connected to the hat bone
tap your head tap your hat tap your head tap your hat

now hear my voice and hear my voice and hear my voice and my chords

chorus

now hear my voice and my chords

Rhodehaus Antz

Written By: charlie's cover version of Ants Go Marching

Yah Ants go marching one by one
HURRAH HURRAH
Ants go marching one by one
the little one stopped to jam for fun
they all just let it roll, let it roll, all night long

Hey Ants go marching two by two
HURRAH HURRAH
Ants go marching two by two
the little one stopped to ROCK THE BLUES
they all just let it roll, let it roll, all night long

Well, Ants go marching three by three
HURRAH HURRAH
Ants go marching three by three
the little one JAMMED WITH THE SYMPHONY
they all just let it roll, let it roll, all night long

Oh, Ants go marching four by four
HURRAH HURRAH
Ants go marching four by four
the little one stopped to JAM WITH THE DOORS
they all just let it roll, let it roll, all night long

Yah Ants go marching five by five
HURRAH HURRAH
Ants go marching five by five
the little one DID A HAND JIVE
they all just let it roll, let it roll, all night long

Ev'rybody Holding Hands

Written By: charlie kert

Everybody holding hands 3x

Stand together, in a straight line Stand together, in a straight line

Everybody holding hands…

Now everybody, make a big circle everybody, make a big circle

work together make a big circle work together make a big circle

Everybody holding hands …

Chose a friend to stand in the circle Chose a friend to stand in the circle

spin the circle round & round spin the circle round & round

Everybody holding hands …

Friend in the middle, crawl out of the circle,

friend in the middle, crawl out of the circle

crawl out of the circle, crawl out of the circle,

crawl out of the circle, crawl out of the circle

Then join the circle once again

Everybody holding hands 3x

Stand together, in a straight line Stand together, in a straight line

Everybody holding hands…

Now everybody, take a bow.

Discography

Little Fingers Music (2001)
Playhouse Earth (2004)
ROCK Garden (2008)
ROCKgarden Party (DVD) (2010)

Set List

1. There Was An Egg
2. Knees Tummies
3. Skate Rat Rant
4. Quater Note Jam
5. Rock-a-by
6. Rise & Shine
7. Boom Boom Whack a Boom
8. Your Face Can Change For Halloween
9. Diggin Up Da Bones
10. Rock Garden March / Shake Yer Shakers