LuLu and the TomCat

LuLu and the TomCat

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LuLu and the TomCat, multiple award winning, bilingual "cool cats" from Manitoba, have performed in schools and community centres in Cuba, and represented Canada at the World Expo in Japan. have been involved in education for many years, creating fun and educational materials for children.

Biography

LuLu and the TomCat have been described as "creative, energetic, enthusiastic, very child friendly, with a highly interactive stage show, a musical extravaganza of sing-alongs, storytelling, puppetry and participation.
A wonderful atmosphere of fun and laughter, with a colourful catalogue of tunes... a fresh and fun approach to ‘edu-tainment.' "
These multiple award winning "cool cats" have also performed in schools and community centres in Cuba, toured throughout western and central Canada, performed on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day, and represented Canada at the World Expo in Japan. They are also able to perform in French when necessary (please see www.lulumusique.com).
In 2010, they performed at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Background information on LuLu and the TomCat
2010 - "Le dragon Gaston" receives a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Francophone Recording of the Year.
2010 - selected as finalists in the Gala manitobain de la chanson.
2010 - present musical reading techniques to the South West Conference of Language Teachers in Albuquerque, NM.
2010 - perform at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
2010 - release their second French CD and book series, "Le dragon Gaston." (LuLu et le Matou - www.lulumusique.com )
2009 - the CD, "Fossil Rock," receives a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Best Children's Recording.
2009 - the CD, "Faites de la musique!" receives a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Best Children's Recording.
2009 - featured, with their music, in a film shoot by award winning filmmaker David Rabinovitch, Executive Producer of Seattle-based Fleetwood Films, for a museum orientation film.
2008 - release fifth CD, "Fossil Rock" (songs and books about dinosaurs and fossils that walked, swam and flew)
2008 - They were invited to Ottawa to perform on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada Day
2008 - They release their first French CD, "Faites de la musique!"
2007 - Their new recording, "Stick To It!", is named "Our Choice, 2007," by The Canadian Children's Book Centre.
2007 - LuLu and the TomCat presented musical reading techniques to the South West Conference of
Language Teachers in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2006 - LuLu and the TomCat make Jurgen Gothe's Hit List (CBC National) for 2006!
2006 - Their new recording, "Stick To It!", is a Winner of a
2006 Parents' Choice Award, and a Children's Music Web Award.
2006 - LuLu and the TomCat perform for schools and community centers in Cuba with a 15 piece band.
2005 - LuLu and the TomCat represent Canada at World Expo 2005 in Japan.
2004 - LuLu and the TomCat's recording "3, 2, 1 Kadoozee" is named "Our Choice, 2004," by
The Canadian Children's Book Centre, receives a Western Canadian Music Award, and a
Parents' Choice Award.
2002 - LuLu and the TomCat's recording "All The Cats Were Playin" receives a Prairie Music Award.
2001 - LuLu and the TomCat's song, All the Cats Were Playin', received an "Honorable Mention"
in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. "...among the best entered into the Contest." -----------------------------
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What other festivals, libraries, teachers, and media have said about LuLu and the TomCat:
Someone let the cats out of the bag again, but kids are definitely thrilled that these two felines just couldn't stay a secret. With their fresh and highly interactive family-friendly performances, LuLu and the TomCat present a musical extravaganza of sing-alongs and storytelling, puppetry and participation that gets audiences of all ages purring with delight... and learning a thing or two along the way. With their colourful catalogue of tunes and highly interactive stage show, LuLu and the TomCat will have children of all ages perking up their ears and singing along... the Roland, Manitoba-based duo has been lauded for its fresh and fun approach to family entertainment...
(LuLu and the TomCat) leave families of all ages purring in pleasure. Winnipeg Folk Festival.

"Winners of a Prairie Music Award and Parents' Choice Award, LuLu and the TomCat are two "cats" not to be missed live. Dance, sing and smile at their show where fun is a guarantee."
Winnipeg International Children's Festival.

"LuLu & the TomCat...a dynamic, high energy performance, that pleased both the children and the adults... a crowd favorite for young and old alike." Ang Braun, South Central Alzheimer Society.

" Just back from the World Expo in Japan... they are one of Canada's top children's acts."
Gail Aubin, The Valley Leader.

Lulu and the Tomcat (also known as Tom and Lori): Mild mannered entertainers Tom and Lori turn into super-kids-entertainers, Lulu and the Tomcat! A pleasure to see in both forms. Their children's shows are a must-see kids and parents alike. Blair Mahaffy, Plain Salt

It was a privilege to work with you here during your too short visit. Your professionalism and endearing

Lyrics

Fossil Alphabet

Written By: LuLu and the TomCat (Lori and Tom Neufeld)

The Fossil Alphabet
by LuLu and the TomCat, ©2007 by LuLu and the TomCat (Lori and Tom Neufeld), all rights reserved.

The fossil, the fossil alphabet. Here are some words you won't forget.
The fossil, the fossil alphabet. Here's the fossil alphabet

A's Albertosaurus, with a long and skinny tail
B is for Basilosaurus, like a giant whale
C is Coprolite, dino doo-doo in the sand
and D is for Dinosaur, that walked on land
E's Elasmosaurus, with a neck so slim and long
F is for fossil, things that have turned into stone
G's for Gastrolith, a stone to digest food
and H for Hesperornis, a flightless swimming bird

The fossil, the fossil alphabet. No, we haven't finished yet.
The fossil, the fossil alphabet. Here's the fossil alphabet

I's for Ichthyornis, a seabird like a gull
J is for Jurrasic, age of the dinosaur
K's for Kronosaurus, with jaws that could crush shells
And L is Liopleurodon, with underwater smells
M's for Mosasaurus, marine reptile of the deep
N is for NAUTILOIDS, snails that squirt to leap
O's Ornithocherus, a large bird that's in the air
And P's for Plesiosaurus, who could paddle everywhere

The fossil, the fossil alphabet. No, we haven't finished yet.
The fossil, the fossil alphabet. Here's the fossil alphabet

Q's for Quetzacoatlus, a creature soaring gently. (Ket za coat lus)
R's for Rock, not igneous, but simply sedimentary
S is for Shark, who has cartilage for bone
And T is for Turtle, the giant Archelon
U is Unenlagia, a feathered dinosaur
V's Velociraptor, a "swift thief" with a claw
W's WUERHOSAURUS, with a spikey tail
And X is for Xiphactinus, a bulldog fish with scales

The fossil, the fossil alphabet. No, we haven't finished yet.
The fossil, the fossil alphabet. Here's the fossil alphabet

There's only two more letters in this fossil alphabet
I'm sure you will remember all the words and not forget.
Y is Yukatan, where a giant asteroid fell
And Z is for Zygorhiza , a prehistoric whale
Now, when you look at fossils, in museums near your home,
You'll know how to name the things you see inside the stone.
There are lots of fossils and it's fun for us to name them
So take a trip into the past and see if you can find them.

The fossil, the fossil alphabet
That's the fossil alphabet
The fossil, the fossil alphabet
And now we're done.

Fossil Rock

Written By: LuLu and the TomCat (Lori and Tom Neufeld)

Fossil Rock
by LuLu and the TomCat, ©2007 by Lori and Tom Neufeld, all rights reserved. Created: 070729. Last edit: 071224 / 13:59

Do the Fossil Rock
Do the Fossil Rock
Swing your arms around the clock
Everybody's doing the Fossil Rock

The Plesiosaurs are doing the swim
Hold your nose and jump, jump, jump right in
The Mosasaurs do the alligator
Open your jaws and see, see, see ya later

Albertosaurus can do the mash
Stomp your feet and squish and squish and squash
The T-Rex is the king of them all
So walk on tiptoe, really, really tall.

Pteranadon is doing the fly
Lift your arms and flap, flap, flap them high.
The bulldog fish is Xiphactinus
So show your teeth and smile, smile, smile like this.

Fossil Rock

Written By: LuLu and the TomCat (Lori and Tom Neufeld)

Fossil Rock
by LuLu and the TomCat, ©2007 by Lori and Tom Neufeld, all rights reserved.

Do the Fossil Rock
Do the Fossil Rock
Swing your arms around the clock
Everybody's doing the Fossil Rock

The Plesiosaurs are doing the swim
Hold your nose and jump, jump, jump right in
The Mosasaurs do the alligator
Open your jaws and see, see, see ya later

Do the Fossil Rock
Do the Fossil Rock
Swing your arms around the clock
Everybody's doing the Fossil Rock

Albertosaurus can do the mash
Stomp your feet and squish and squish and squash
The T-Rex is the king of them all
So walk on tiptoe, really, really tall.

Do the Fossil Rock
Do the Fossil Rock
Swing your arms around the clock
Everybody's doing the Fossil Rock

Pteranadon is doing the fly
Lift your arms and flap, flap, flap them high.
The bulldog fish is Xiphactinus
So show your teeth and smile, smile, smile like this.

Do the Fossil Rock
Do the Fossil Rock
Swing your arms around the clock
Everybody's doing the Fossil Rock

Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Written By: LuLu and the TomCat (Lori and Tom Neufeld)

Dawn of the Dinosaurs
by LuLu and the TomCat, ©MMVIII, by L.L., and and T.C. Neufeld, all rights reserved.

Dawn, Dawn, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. (X2)

Down in the Badland there's a T-Rex so big,
That she grew so tall, she can't see her feet!
She growls and roars as she stomps around.
She bosses everyone and pushes them down.
With lots of teeth, she likes to chew meat.
In the dino world she's top of the heap,
But nobody ever invites her in.
She has a bad temper and she cheats, she cheats to win!

Dawn, Dawn, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. (X4)

When Dawn went off to Hard Rock School
Her teachers tried to make her follow the rule.
They said, "Always let everybody play.
You can't always have it your own way."
At recess time it was always the same,
If you wanted to play, it was always her game.
She'd call you names and take your stuff.
In a game of tag, she was always, always too rough!

Dawn, Dawn, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. (X2)
Dawn, Dawn, she's always right and everybody's wrong. Dawn,... of the Dinosaurs.

One recess when the sun was hot
Dawn took a nap in a sunny, sunny spot,
Then all the other little dinosaurs
Heard Dawn and her very, very, very loud snores!
They crept to touch her leathery side.
Someone got an idea that she'd make a great slide.
Now they all play slide together everyday
And Dawn has friends, has friends and everyone can play!

Dawn, Dawn, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. (X2)
Dawn, Dawn, she knows what's right, now they all get along. Dawn,... (x5)

Discography

* 2010 (Oct.) - Lullby LuLu
* 2010 (April) - Le dragon Gaston
- received nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award - Francophone Album of the Year.
* 2008 - Fossil Rock ( http://www.mts.net/~tomlori/fossil_cd.html )
- received nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award
* 2008 - Faites de la musique!
- received nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award
* 2006 - Stick To It!"
- is named "Our Choice, 2007," by
The Canadian Children's Book Centre.
- Winner of a Parents' Choice Award
- Children's Music Web Award.
* 3, 2, 1 Kadoozee
- is named "Our Choice, 2004," by
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
- receives a Western Canadian Music Award
- Parents' Choice Award.
* All The Cats Were Playin'
- Prairie Music Award, Best Children's Album.

CBC regional as well as national airplay... made Jurgen Gothe's Hit List (CBC National) for 2006!

Set List

All shows are unique as LuLu and the TomCat look at who the audience is and what the event is and select just the right material from their vast repertoire, which includes...

All the Cats Were Playin'
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Abyssinian Belly Rub
AEIOU, I Love You
Wind Goes Round
Rats, Rats, Rats
The Cat Came Back
The Minute Waltz
Gonna be a Cat
Mewighany Stew
A Dragon Named Howard
Sweet and Low

Aloha Hula Wula
3,2,1 Kadoozee
The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Go Be a Musician
Adieu et dodo
Squeedle-doo and Squeedle-dee
The Lion and the Mouse
Flocon de Neige (Snowflake)
Do the Drill
Nine Planets
Ten Little Kittens
Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Sunny Holiday
Stick To It!
Let's Go Fishing
Copycat, Copycat
Quand le Soleil (The French Song)
You Are My Sunshine
Flight of the Bumblebee
Un Sombrero (One Beutiful Hat)
Cowgirl Rancher
En roulant ma boule
I'm Pretending
Popcorn Polka
Canada no Iro (Japanese)
Waving at the Wheat (Manitoba Song)
Cuando los Anim