Several years ago, our grandma sent us some kits so that we could build some cardboard instruments. Mom and Dad helped us glue and screw them together - all the complicated stuff - but the decorations were all our own. We had an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, a mandolin, and a ukulele. The kits came with little songbooks as well with chord positions marked so we could learn to play.
Those were a lot of fun for a year or so, and then they got put away on high shelves and we only got them down occasionally. They were horribly out of tune and sounded just terrible, even to my somewhat tone-deaf ears.
The guitars were resurrected - something that happens to a lot of stuff around here - when Cob and Pete came up with the idea of writing songs and coming up with finger positions on the frets to go along with it. I personally didn't think it would last long - what kind of an attention span and focused creativity do a 9-year-old and an 8-year-old have? Turns out, they have a lot. Mom has already got them to promise that she gets free tickets to all their shows, and they've got a band name, a songbook, and everything.
Please welcome the Garage Band Boys, self-taught musicians and songwriters. They're currently working on their first album, which will feature the 22 songs they've written so far, and if they write more songs they'll start work on a second album. Booking is available, so if you'd like to pay them to do a gig for you, leave a comment below and we'll get back to you. To give you a sampling of some of their best songs, here's the Garage Band Boys in their first live recording. Enjoy.
Well, I don't know about you, but I thought that was pretty nice. That was the Garage Band Boys, Pete and Cob. And today is Pete's 9th birthday!!