Singer-songwriter Chanelle Davis has created her first children’s album and she is bringing her music to Gore.
Davis, of Tauranga, spent 18 months working on the album and to celebrate its release is having an “Album Party Tour”.
On July 31 she is bringing the party to Gore Kids Hub.
Davis said the idea to create the album, entitled The Little Green Turtle and Other Songs for Kids, came after she won Apra New Zealand’s Best Children’s Song Award in 2013 for her song If I Was A Fuzzy Buzzy Bumblebee
“I thought maybe I should write more songs for kids,” she said.
The album was filled with exciting, fun music for children aged 2 to 10, she said.
“There is a lot of dancing and upbeat songs.”
The show would include a concert and game followed by cake, Davis said.
“It’s like a kids’ birthday party.”
She was enjoying the party theme.
“You wake up every morning and get to have another party.”
It did not make sense for her to book out a theatre and charge for tickets, Davis said.
“People don’t know me yet, so people wouldn’t come. I thought if I have cake people would come.”
The tour had gone well so far.
“It’s about hanging out and meeting new friends across the country.”
She was looking forward to heading back to to Gore, Davis said.
“I love Gore, and I love country music.
“I have spent a lot of time in Gore with the country music awards.”
Spaces for bookings were limited but if enough people were interested she would add more parties, she said.