Pleased to Meet You by Key Wilde and mr Clarke

"Angry alligators always arguing"
"Bigga bagga bigga bagga, bulla pigga bigga boom"
"Lumpy plumpy diddley dumpy, rabbit sitting on his rumpy"
Key Wilde and Mr Clarke Greet Listeners
with 15 Whimsical and Witty New Tunes
Pleased To Meet You   
Available May 21

Watch Key Wilde's animated video for "Animal Alphabet"

New York, May 2013 ~ Key Wilde and Mr Clarke will release their highly anticipated second family music album, Pleased To Meet You. Whether you were "Raised by Trolls" or you'd like to meet the "Lazy Raisins" or "Eggplant Man," you will travel on a fantastical adventure with this  critically acclaimed and musically eclectic duo.

Grammy winning producer Dean Jones added new levels of musical complexity and interest as producer of this new collection of 15 original songs, which will be available anywhere music is sold, on May 21 ($15, Burnside Distribution).

Pleased To Meet You reflects Key Wilde and Mr Clarke’s musical versatility, which can skillfully move from rockers like the title track and “Bigga Bagga” to quieter tunes like the bluegrassy “Chuckers” and the ukulele lullaby (tinged with toy piano), “Falling Star.” Most of the songs on Pleased To Meet You are originals, the result of the duo’s offbeat and wide-ranging musical sensibilities. The “Railroad Medley” is a lively arrangement of well-loved train songs, and “Candyman” is a sweetly acoustic and child-friendly version of the Reverend Gary Davis blues classic. “Eggplant Man” exemplifies the Key Wilde and Mr Clarke sensibility, using creative rhyming and word play to tell the story about a “lumpy grumpy” gardener trying to stop the wily John the Rabbit from munching away at his vegetables. Each song evokes vibrant imagery, and the CD packaging featuring Wilde’s illustrations helps tell each little musical tale.

Key Wilde and Mr Clarke are planning a summer of family concerts to celebrate the release, including all-ages shows at ArtsQuest Steel Stacks in PA on June 29th and Union Square in NYC on July 25th.

About Key Wilde and Mr Clarke

Key Wilde and Mr Clarke are known for their wildly imaginative, whimsically narrative songwriting and distinctive harmonic sound. Their 2009 release Rise and Shine won a Parents’ Choice GOLD Award, and their EPs Hey, Pepito! and Happy Holidays attracted national acclaim and radio play. Their kid-friendly and sophistically funny songs get regular rotation on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN FM’s Kids Corner radio, among many other shows nationwide.

At theaters including Symphony Space to World Café Live and at more informal venues including Kindiefest and the NYC summer parks series, the dynamic duo delivers their whimsical story-songs with involving, visually dynamic performances.
Critics love their “farm-funk sound, as fresh as it is entertaining” (Cookie magazine) whose music “will lift kids’ spirits in the morning, or anytime” (Parenting magazine). As Dadnabbit /Popdose notes,“Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke don’t pander with their arrangements, which are stripped-down,folk-flavored, and often totally rockin’ in the bargain — not to mention catchy, too.” And Parents’ Choice simply says that the duo create “clever, laugh-out-loud lyrics, from musicians who clearly enjoy their work.”

The duo began their musical collaboration in the 1990s in New York, honing their antifolk repertoire and tight harmonies. Wilde, now the father of two children, grew up in Texas and has built a reputation not only for his music but also for his illustrations, which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, Avanti greeting cards and children’s books. Mr Clarke was born in the U.K., grew up in France and has lived in New York since the 1980s. Currently a high school science and special education teacher, he hones his performance skills before the toughest audience on the planet—adolescents—by blowing things up in front of the classroom. “It does get their attention,” he quips.

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