We are having a lot of fun here in Santiago Chile right now! Just finished performing at the park for a birthday party. We were just going to play one song for our friends but of course it turned into a half hour with the rest of the park of children coming over for a show =) Best afternoon ever!! Was that ever a lot of fun. We LOVE impromptu performances! Thanks for playing with us Kids!
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Hi vogelJoy fanistas! I think that Spanish language is finally rubbing off on me
We’re brainstorming about the production of our music video for our song “Mom” and we want you to be part of it.
So here it is: our casting call to Moms and families and vogelJoy fans!
Send us video!
Send us Photos!
Pictures are our second choice but we may still be able to incorporate them. We are looking for photos that would represent the ideas above.
May 25 2013
How to send files
Contact us when you have video and pictures ready and we can help you with sending them to us.
We really hope that you can help us out with this song! We think that Moms and families are beautiful and we are really looking forward to highlighting that in this music video.
Please share this project with your friends because we would enjoy lots of footage for the Mom music video!
“Mom” Lyrics : click to download song Mom Lyrics
When you just can’t find your stuff
Mom’s got eyes on the back of her head
Skin your knee and stub your toe
When I’m talking look at me
Do you think she knows
Who can read me bedtime stories
Mom’s got eyes on the back of her head
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The West Edmonton Mall 2010: Sophie is crying,
Oliver is running around and Louisa could quite possibly be arguing with Oliver.
Terry has corraled Oliver to one spot - for a second.
The seats are empty. I'm smiling... on the outside LOL
So far we've tweeted, updated our facebook status' and blogged all about our best moments - the ones we are really proud of - the ones we think will win you over to love us as the most fun, creative, music and kid loving family band that there ever was. But it's true we love to tell a story; a good story. This time though it isn't about how good our newest song is, how 'good' we performed or how good we look ;) These not so perfect moments are what make a good story because everyone knows good stories seem to always come out of tricky situations. We have experienced plenty of those!!!
Performing with young children and especially your own children isn't always easy but we think you'll completely understand since you know us and we know you have a crazy family just like we do. It's not that we've been hiding our less than shining moments from you -- if you've been to a show throughout the years you've been sure to experience our not-so-perfect moments with us! And let's face it - we know it made you smile or at the very least look up to the sky and shake your head. We just haven't pasted these juicy details up there on twitter or facebook after the show to exclaim:
"Sophie was playing with the blinds in the hall while we were singing."
"Terry sings and enthusiastically entertains with all his might while Louisa and Oliver look bored centre stage."
"Radio Interviewer to Oliver: 'Are you ready to sing today?' Oliver: 'No!'"
"Kimberly: 'We're going to sing "That's Us" everybody!' Sophie into the mic: 'Yay!! I'm not in that one'"
"Radio Interviewer to Oliver: 'Do you like to sing?' Oliver: 'No. Anything is better than singing. Math is better than singing!'"
Alright I admit I exaggerated on the last point; I think singing still might be beating math in the fun factor. But we thought we'd leave out our quirky stories since we're trying to be an amazing -- well actually a Really Amazing family band. Try as we might, our family has yet to become the perfect performers of our dreams and as much as we work on it and think of new ideas to make ourselves and our show better we still have those challenges you couldn't dream up to prepare for ahead of time. But in spite of ourselves and the work we put into our vogelJoy project it appears our imperfections actually give us creativity, fun and that character you love - the one you recognize from your house all making us uniquely unforgettable.
Actually this Markdale Fair show went great! But it's a dramatic looking photo =)
Picture it. Winnipeg. 2010. We were performing at The Forks singing away when suddenly I notice Sophie is missing. She was just 2 then and through the crowd I couldn't see her anywhere! So in the middle of my song I had to stop and ask the crowd, "Have you seen a little girl about this high with a blue and purple tutu running around?" and the whole audience pointed over to Sophie who was swinging on the ice cream shop door. Yes it is a bit of a task parenting and performing at the same time but thankfully there are many wonderfully helpful and good people in the world -- especially at the Forks in Winnipeg that day!
Then there was the time we had a little show in a library in which only one family came out. Just one! But this hasn't ever happened since. ;)
Terry has had some good ones too and in fact in some shows he has quite a time counting to five. I don't know how he does it but each time he scrambles his numbers and so we get little helpers to come up and help us with the song so Terry gets it right. No this wasn't supposed to be part of the show but now I couldn't imagine it any other way. It's completely fun having kids come and teach Terry his numbers on stage! Plus they are usually very good singers too :)
One of the things we used to practice with our kids was just getting them comfortable on the stage so that they would sing and be themselves. Now they are so comfortable that I'm not sure if they remember the difference between the stage and the audience. So we try to emphasize singing on stage is part of their act, their job of entertaining. It's such a great life skill to teach them this! If they get it I am sure they could be successful at anything. They have to put the audience first and for a little while forget about their sore toe or that they're too hot and focus on making good music and bringing joy to everyone there. But this can totally work backwards.
We have many moments in our show that will make you laugh and say, "Wow you guys are crazy! But I love that you do this together as a family -- it's so good to see a family like this and my kids loved it." We just want to say thank you!!! And we promise to bring you many more crazy moments of ups and downs in our shows in 2013 and happily ever after.
Singers and actors were among the staunchest peace-proponents throughout the history of western wars of conquest (WWI, WW2, Vietnam, Korea, etc). Nowhere did the anti-war sentiment coalesce more than in the folk/rock/jazz community.
Seeger, Lennon, Young, Crosby Stills Nash, Seegers, and on and on. Today, the peace movement has dissipated and is largely voiceless. This little video reminds me that the voice for peace truly has been silenced.
Instead of calling for governments to end senseless wars that have taken the lives of millions of children, today's "peace movement" consists of celebrities who will not say one word about Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, or any other theater in which innocent women, men and children die every day at the hands of western governments.
Instead, today we hear Beyonce, John Legend and cast asking for, actually begging for intervention from, wait for it ... the government. Yes, THAT government. The same government with kill lists, drone strikes, bombings and torture of the most horrific kind.
The voice of real peace is dead, but for a few flickers.
If celebrities of the past had made this video, it would have sounded like this:
This lament should take nothing away from the deaths of hundreds of innocent men, women and children in schools, malls, houses of worship, or anywhere else where lone crazed gunmen commit acts of horrific murder.
And as much as I grieve when I hear about lives of little children just like mine that are snuffed out, I grieve in equal proportion for the lives of the millions who face the same fate by the hands of government violence that will never get 24/7 news coverage, that will never get mass-vigils, that will never hear pleas of justice, that will never have more than a brave handful of celebrities lend their voice to their deaths.
Today most bands, singers and celebrities are sadly only a bunch of propaganda agents for government but they could do so much more just as the singers and celebrities once did; stand up for peace, for freedom and for personal liberties. Give a voice, be original, be real, love. You won't get any less from our little voice and our little band.
Who are some celebrities or big bands or singers that you know who stand for real peace and freedom for all human kind?
We were completely excited to launch our new album with an exciting CD Release Party! The biggest surprise for us was how many people came! It was packed!
We just want to say a big warm and happy thank you to all who came and supported us at our party. You made our day! When I envisioned a CD Release Party this is exactly how it looked -- Thank You!
I'm sure most people have discovered how much I enjoy the circus so of course no vogelJoy Party would be complete without something circussy!
That is why we found Bogle the Stiltwalker! He walked around on his bouncy stilts and also had a magic act in our show!
I still have no idea how he did those tricks and I was even standing behind him!
I love a good stilt walker =D
We also were excited to have cupcakes at our party and Louisa, Oliver and Sophie had been counting the days for months until they got to eat a cupcake! So it was an exciting day in more ways than one.
There was even a craft table! When we were little we loved making paper cranes so I thought these kids would enjoy this clever craft too and they did! We like to have kids making art during our shows so that they can create something that goes with the music and have something to take home and remember their time with vogelJoy!
In this case we had paper cranes to go with our song "Peace In Me". There were a lot of interested kids making paper cranes of all colours -- I loved it! Thank you Mom for teaching everyone during the show - I know it kept you busy!
We had people come to our show from far and wide! Places like London, Kitchener, Brantford, St. Thomas, Aylmer, and Caledonia! It was fantastic! It really looks like everyone had a great time. What a way to spend your Saturday morning!
Thanks to our choir kids for coming out to sing the world premier of "Peace In Me"! It was really fun to sing it all together.
After this party our new album definitely feels released. This concert was the icing on the cake and a fantastic way to introduce our album to the world.
Thank you to everyone online for all of your excitement, smiles and support and thank you to everyone at the party for being part of our album release concert! What a huge happy success.
Louisa and Oliver. There isn't much to say except that this video will definitely bring a smile to your face.
And that my friends is what it's like working with Louisa and Oliver. =D
You can also read about and watch a video with Sophie recording here. And more about Making our new album here!
Album Mastering Adventures - All Through The Night
Right now we are working once more on mastering. We just need the Master CD to burn properly - that is our puzzle right now. Terry is working on it though and will be through the whole night because he has work in the morning. If there is one thing I know he will find the way! You can do it Terry! This album is worth all the work and love it takes. Good New Update: the new Master works so the CD is being printed! YAY! :)
Release Date Countdown: 9 days to go for November 1 2012! (or less... we'll see what we can do)
We had a fabulous time playing at the Family Expo in Cornwall this past weekend! We had a huge enthusiastic crowd!
This event was so well attended! The Ontario Early Years Centre of SD&G hosted it and not only were there many interesting vendors all around there were also places for the kids to play, craft and build things.
The kids were great! We loved hanging out with you too!
We had a great time performing 3 shows that day and each show was Full of families.
Thanks for having us Cornwall!!
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Gemma Charlton for choreographing the dance to our vogelJoy Theme Song with us! We love it! We definitely have to do more songs together.
Here she is!
Here are the videos of the vogelJoy Theme Song!
This is the main video of our little number that we open many shows:
And the we put together a video so you can practice learning the dance too!
Brent Charlton was also a huge help being our videographer for these videos. Thanks Brent -- You are the best!
He also filmed the video for the title track of our new album "A Friend Like You"
These two made our day!
We are really excited to have a CD Release Party to launch all of the new music from our new CD! The party is in Aylmer Ontario at the Old Town Hall Theatre Saturday November 3 2012 at 10AM! We hope you can come out! Of course we even have crafts for you and the kids and because of our love of circus we are even having Stilt-walking Bogle the Clown coming from Stratford Ontario! Our new CD will be available at the show too!
To promote our show we made up these beautiful posters! And while we're promoting the party you will even be able to download one here:
To read about our album "A Friend Like You" click here!
We are spreading the word about our band and the party through word of mouth and getting out and talking to people. This is how it's going so far:
If you are in the area come out to the party! We'd love to meet you and sing you all of our new songs!
Thanks so much for your support!
We are happy to officially release the Artwork for our new album!
Our release date will be November 1 2012! So keep your eyes peeled for our new album on our website and iTunes. ***ok, it got done early... October 22 2012 to be exact! YaHoo!!
Here is our official album description! :
We can't wait for you to hear it!