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Teeny Tiny Stevies

Colourful and bright. You might think you’re walking into a regular kids show, but what you don’t realise is that the adults are about to enjoy this show just as much as the little ones.

By Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts

Once upon a time, Teeny Tiny Stevies started out as an “adult band”, The Little Stevies. And they were good. They were touring nationally and internationally, they were top musicians. The two sisters, Byll and Beth, were pretty family-oriented, and at some point along their musical and family journeys, they decided to build a small side project.

Little did they know it would grow into a big new project of its own and, pretty soon, Teeny Tiny Stevies became their primary gig. This month, the band tours their new album How To Be Creative through the NT, with shows in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.

Always wanting to promote empowering messages, the sisters’ writing looks to creativity and inclusiveness, “sharing in the love of creativity in all that it encompasses”. The band is known for their quality song writing, and while they’re skewed towards children, there’s still a lot that appeals to us grownups.

“When we think of children’s music, a lot of peoples’ minds jump to gimmicks. But actually, it’s a really great live music performance,” says Touring Manager Will Hollonds.

“For much of the audience, this is their first experience of live music and, as a result, you get to see how that connects families and touches them. They perform songs that are obviously loved by kids because of their content, but Beth and Byll are great musicians, great performers.

“They’ve grown into a really big beast! With their own books, extensive touring around the country, [plus] they’re the second biggest thing on ABC iView behind Bluey!”

Well, that’s pretty massive in its own right! They’ve also written for Sesame Street and won the 2020 ARIA Award for Best Children’s Album, putting them ahead of the Wiggles. It’s pretty plain to see these sisters are killing it and, really, we shouldn’t miss out on sharing in the musical talents of these not-so-teeny-tiny stars.


Darwin
WHEN SAT 2 JUL | 10.30AM
AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
COST $35 | FREE, U12 MONTHS
INFO yourcentre.com.au

Katherine
WHEN SUN 3 JUL | 10.30AM
AT GODINYMAYIN YIJARD RIVERS ARTS & CULTURE CENTRE
COST $30
INFO gyracc.org.au

Alice Springs
WHEN TUE 5 JUL | 10.30am
AT ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE
COST $30
INFO araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au

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