For Kids, By Kids, is an album like no other. It has been entirely written and co produced by
children, for other children to enjoy.
Unlike typical children's albums which are usually written and sung by adults, on this album the
kids are the ones calling the shots! The children who feature on the album chose their subject
matter, wrote and recorded, as well as co produced the backing tracks - all with the help and
guidance of music mentor and Drum n Bass artist Natalia Sheppard (aka Tali).
The concept grew from Natalia’s frustration at the amount of pop music she heard her students
singing and playing - that she, (and other teachers and parents) felt contained inappropriate
lyrical content for young children.
"Kids are super intuitive and have amazing imaginations. Radio and often Youtube is constantly
assaulting them with pop music that actually isn't really that suitable content wise, there is
literally nothing for them to realistically relate to - so why not let them decide what they want to hear and sing along to? By making the album a charity project for the Starship Foundation, it means the kids - some who have spent some time in Starship themselves - learn about the joys of giving and creating art that has a real purpose". Natalia states.
Last week saw the release of the album’s first single “Night Birds” with an accompanying music
video on YouTube which is already generating money for Starship Children’s Hospital via
The video can be viewed her: https://youtu.be/cKW2m9BnR3Y
Buy the single here: ttps://youtu.be/cKW2m9BnR3Y