When I think about what I miss most about Brooklyn, the Amy Miles singalongs definitely fall in my top 5. Every week we’d meet our friends for a half hour of dancing, singing, bubbles and lots and lots of smiles and laughter. Her energy, ability to connect with the little ones on such a meaningful level and her unbelievably beautiful voice has the ability to light up anyone’s day - EVEN the crankiest 2 YO. Oh, and did I mention she had a show on PBS, she’s performed and collaborated with Amy Poehler and They Might be Giants, sang on Jimmy Kimmel.. just to mention a few of her many, many achievements. And, most importantly, she’s one of the coolest human beings you will ever meet. Let’s get to know more about Amy in this month’s interview!
SSP: We want to know a little about you. How did you become such a
popular children’s music artist? What path led you to this point?
Well it's been quite a road to kid music. After years of performing and composing for mostly adults, I had the opportunity to star in a PBS Kids show called Lomax the Hound of Music. It was a great experience and definitely put the idea in my head. After that I continued work as a composer for TV and film as well as perform as a solo artist. Then came baby. After having kids the stars aligned and it just seemed to make sense in my new life as a Mom. It's been awesome and rewarding and works with my "Mom schedule"!!
SSP: For parents with older children, they might recognize you from
“Lomax the Hound of Music” on PBS. You’ve performed and collaborated
with Amy Poehler and created the underground show “Soundtracks Live”
at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. You’ve become every Park
Slope toddler’s BFF. What would you say is your most important
Well if I don't say my kids I'd be crazy right???
SSP: How has being a mom of two influenced your path as a performer?
Well I'm much sleepier, so no more late night shows for me!! But also I guess I'm a bit less worried about perception and more concerned with connection and enjoying the moment. I love being present with the kids that come hear me. Feels good in the heart.
SSP: We were lucky enough to have you perform at our daughter’s 4 YO
birthday, which will go down as the best birthday ever and I’ll never
top it. Are you still doing special events, and how can someone get
in touch with you?
Yes!!! Anyone can reach out for kids parties and events through my website amymilesmusic.com
SSP: Your album “Ready Let’s Go!” is played almost daily in this
house. Can you please give us a little insight into how that album
came to be? Where can we find it? Any new albums or projects on the
The first kid's record came together pretty quickly and it was really fun. And then I had my second son and I slowed down a bit and I REALLY need to get the next record out ASAP!! Hoping for a late Spring release.
SSP: For those who are unfamiliar with your sing-alongs, can you tell
them a little about what to expect?
I like to read the room at each sing along, so sometimes it's more structured and has an actual music class feel, and other times it's more casual. But regardless there are always bubbles, kitties and songs!!!!
SSP: Where can we find you and when?
Currently I am at Lark Cafe on Sundays at 10am and 11am and at Parkette Brooklyn on Thursdays at 11am.
Keep updated on all things Amy Miles: amymilesmusic.com.