Itty-Bitty Review: We’re a Club in the Woods – Bears and Lions

My introduction to the Florida-based duo Bears and Lions was at Kindiefest a couple years back, where a couple guys dressed up as, yes, a bear and a lion (in ’70s era basketball uniforms, no less), strode up on stage and proceeded to play one of the more goofy sets of songs I’d heard in kids music. Jangly, southern-fried guitar-pop songs about jumping out of airplanes, man’s best friend, and PAN! CAKE! SWEEP! STAKES! (Just listen to “Pancakes” all the way through, trust me.)

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Newborn: Bears and Lions

Wild Animals!

Wild Animals!

There are lots of words and pictures to share from Kindiefest 2013, and I’ll be doing that shortly.  But I didn’t want too much time to pass by before sharing the music from Bears and Lions, a new band from Hollywood, South Carolina.

I think there were other sets that were more popular and frankly better at the industry showcase on Saturday night.  But I’m pretty sure if I polled those of us huddled stage right, the set that had us laughing the most and saying something like, “I have no idea what that was, but it might have been brilliant” was from this duo of two guys dressed up as a bear and a lion wearing basketball uniforms and strumming guitars, telling the story in song of a bear and a lion who… oh, what does it matter?

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Bears and Lions on Kid Tune

Circus Animals!

Two guys, one wearing a bear costume, the other donning a lion suit, singing songs.  Their website explains that the pair of animals used to be circus performers who looked forward to their post-show treat of pancakes brought to them by the Bearded Lady.  One day they escaped to pursue their dreams of making it big, writing songs along the way about their adventures.

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