Children’s Music Mom & Dad Can Enjoy
Chesterfield, Michigan – September 7, 2017 – There are clearly things out there only kids enjoy. Things that make their parents either fall asleep or pretend to be to avoid it like childish movies, television shows and of course music. Then there are the types where the writers are the good guys and keep the adults in mind while still pertaining to their youthful audience. Mark Meisel is one of those good guys as he creates what he has dubbed “non-condescending music” for children. Think of Dreamworks movies like Shrek, but in the form of a musician.
Mark Meisel has spent his career playing in a number of bands including being the founding member of Detroit rock band Opie’s Dream. Nominated for a Detroit Music Award in 1998, Opie’s Dream dropped three albums together before Mark started focusing on his solo work creating music that a whole family could enjoy together. Alone he’s released Pick Up Your Toys and is currently working on the follow-up.
Rock with a bit of the blues and Americana thrown into the mix, Mark describes his overall solo sound and mission, “The difference between my music for children and what one might consider typical is that I don’t treat kids like simpletons. I strive to write songs that if you didn’t speak English would just be good music, but for English speaking children the stories and themes examine aspects of their everyday lives and give them something to relate to (laugh about). Another feature I suppose is that they are written in such a way that they should appeal to the parents as well – I have heard a LOT of children’s music that I found incredibly banal – I am trying hard to avoid that!”
With his music, he plans on entering the television realm with his eyes set on Nick Jr. and Disney. Those interested in picking up Pick Up Your Toys by adding it to their playlists, speaking with him about his career thus far, or connecting with him for business opportunities, can reach out via the information provided below.
Mark Meisel is a musician with a rocker past who has switched gears just a bit to focus on creating children’s music that an adult audience can appreciate as well.