Have you heard of the Wiggles? They’re an Australian band who makes music for kids like you. Their names are Simon, Emma, Lachy and Anthony.
I met the Wiggles a few days ago, and they were very nice! I asked them a few questions, and we even took a picture together.
Read on to see what they had to say.
Chirp: Where do you get ideas for new songs?
ANTHONY: Ideas are everywhere! You can write a song about waking up or going to sleep, the food you ate for breakfast or going to school.
C: What is your favourite Wiggles song?
SIMON: An old-school Wiggle song, Hot Potato.
EMMA: I really like Shake Your Hips With Wags The Dog, because I love dancing to that song.
LACHY: One of my favourites is Skeleton Scat. It was on one of our Halloween CD’s, and it’s been a really fun one to do. We do that one live a lot.
ANTHONY: My favourite song would be Ballerina, Ballerina.
C: How old were you when you started to do music?
SIMON: It wasn’t until I was in drama school that I started singing.
EMMA: I grew up as a dancer. I started dancing when I was four. My mom played the piano and she wanted me to play an instrument, so I tried the piano, then I learned a bit of a violin and flute.
LACHY: I started playing the piano when I was four, when I had lessons every week. I started singing at about grade 3 or 4, in school choirs.
ANTHONY: I learned violin when I was four. I played violin all through school.
C: How many hours do you practise before a concert?
SIMON: We have a rehearsal before we go out on the road, and then we just keep working and rehearsing things and learning new songs.
ANTHONY: We don’t actually practise the show, but we practise our individual instruments and skills for hours every day.
EMMA: The great thing about being on the road and learning new things is that your skills change. Anthony will play the bagpipes, and then the next minute you’ll hear him practising the guitar. The boys might be practising an instrument, and then they’ll practise some of the dancing that’s related to the show.
C: What’s your advice for kid musicians?
SIMON: I think it’s about trying everything. Listening to music, learning different styles of dancing and playing different types of instruments. Listen, watch, and learn that way, and make it fun. It’s got to be fun!
Thank you so much to the Wiggles for answering our questions!
For a complete list of tour dates and ticket information for the Big Show! tour, please visit www.thewiggles.com.
Do you have a favourite Wiggles song? Let us know in the comments!
Bye for now,