LuLu and the TomCat
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... it's called Fossil Rock. And no, it's not by The Rolling Stones. You might, however,

recognize the name of the award-winning Manitoba band that created it - LuLu and the

TomCat. I was pleasantly surprised. This children's CD doesn't insult adult ears... I should

excuse myself from giving an in-depth description. I gave that responsibility to a panel of

experts, my 10-and-a-half-year-old twins. According to them, they felt it was a "good,

catchy" CD. They preferred the "fast songs," which incorporated zippy lyrics about

dinosaurs... At times, my kids spontaneously danced to the tunes... the CD's worth it.
Winnipeg Free Press, Oct. 4, 2008, Charlene Adam. - Winnipeg Free Press


Award-winning Canadian duo Tom and Lori Neufeld (Lulu and the Tom Cat) present

14 original, lively songs on their fourth album for children. While several of the songs are in

rock and roll style, complete with wailing guitars, there are also a couple of folk and Latin

style tunes. Topics of the songs include dinosaurs, fossils, and lake monsters. The album

opens with "Fossil Rock," a lively, rocking dinosaur dance and closes with "Hush Baby

Pterosaur" (to the tune of "Hush Little Baby"). A couple of songs celebrate Canadian

attractions: "Pembina Diamond Mine" and "Go, Go Manipogo" (a marine creature in Lake

Manitoba). The instrumental performances are wonderful. Vocal performances are also

topnotch, including The Kiddens, four girls who join in on several tracks. A great resource for

dinosaur story times and classroom activities, and a treat for young dinosaur fans.—Beverly

Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX - School Library Journal


Winkler Times
April 10, 2009
By Melanie Penner

...another valuable tool that will help the museum make its mark on the world is a new orientation film being created by award winning filmmaker David Rabinovitch. Rabinovitch, the Executive Producer of Seattle-based Fleetwood Films, was in town recently shooting footage for the 20-minute film, which will prepare visitors to the CFDC for their tour of the galleries and tell the story of the discovery of marine reptile fossils in the area.

Rabinovitch said he and his crew spent two long days shooting footage for the film... “Lulu and the Tomcat” were also incorporated into the film as they were shot “music video style” performing their “Do the Dig” fossil song.

“They are fabulous performers and we had fun working with them,” Rabinovitch said. “They
really added a fun and engaging element to the film.”
- Winkler Times


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!

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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