Our album “THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS” has been out for almost a year now, so we were pleasantly surprised to find that the School Library Journal had recently reviewed it! The reviewer, Beverly Wrigglesworth, called it a “funny album that will have listeners rolling on the floor laughing!”….we agree (if we do say so ourselves)!!
We are thrilled to announce that our song "Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies" has been picked as a finalist in the Children's Music category of the International Songwriting Competition!! Final results of judging in this category will be announced in April, but since we are a finalist, we are also included in the PEOPLE'S VOICE, which is an online voting contest where anyone can vote for their favorite in each category. We would be honored if you would click on the link below and vote for our song....you can vote once a day until April 3rd! (make sure to scroll all the way down the page...we are the last song alphabetically!) Thank you!!!
Hi Everyone! We were recently invited to guest DJ on the Hilltown Family Variety Show. In case you missed it, here is the link to the podcast version. We hope you like it. We had so much fun putting it together!!!
Thank you to Eat The Marshmallow for the fun review!
“Debut album alert! The Green Orbs threw down their first album earlier this month and announced their notable presence on the kindie scene. Pulling from a wide array of musical influences from 60s-80s, The Green Orbs dish up a big scoop of surrealist silly (Monster Spray Parts I, II, and III, Flower In My Shower) peppered with moments of heartfelt kid advice (Tips From Toby the Turtle, Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies) and story songs (Doug the Bug, Ruby the Tooth Fairy, Robert Broccoli, The Duck of Whistleburg). The record kicks off with its title track Thumb Wrestling Champions which echoes the concept of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match– if the wrestlers were only using their thumbs for combat! Musically the song has a definite 80s influence, reminiscent of The Buggles, Sparks, The Plimsouls, and Devo. But, as aforementioned, the album does not remain in that 80s sonic space, the musical influences shift from song to song and range from 80s to folksy to broadway theatrical to 50s/60s doo-wop. There is even a funny, driving, guitar-laden, Neil Young-esque song called Soup. The album, structurally speaking, is divided into three parts with each section punctuated by a faux advertising interstitial. Despite this, I wouldn’t call this record a concept album per se, however, you could safely say that this record was made possible by the generous support by the good people behind Monster Spray!”
Find the whole review here!!
Thank you so much to MRJEFF2000 for his fun review of "THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS!!
"The family band concept has existed forever. Most recently, the Oot 'n Oots feature four brothers and one of their daughters. Keeping in the sibling spirit is the brother and sister team The Green Orbs. Eddie RosenBerg III and Heather Hirshfield first decided to collaborate musically in 2015 for the YouTube Audio Library. Three years (and 50 songs) later, the duo have released their debut CD, THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS.
While every family has their resident goofball, the Green Orbs divide the wackiness evenly. That way, Eddie can sing "Soup is the best food in the world" and Heather can belt the '60s Romper Room meets Shindig! romp, "The Suction Cup Shuffle.""
For the rest of the review, click here!
We are so excited to finally share the first video off our soon-to-be-released album THUMB WRESTLING CHAMPIONS! We proudly present to you.....
"THE SUCTION CUP SHUFFLE"!!!!!!
Heather was recently interviewed for the blog Rock Mommy about our new album Thumb Wrestling Champions, and what it is like to be a rocking' mom! Here's a portion of the interview:
Rockmommy: I read a bit about how you and your brother got started — can you tell me about how your latest collection of songs came about? Was there an inspiring idea/theme?
Heather Hirshfield: Our new album “Thumb Wrestling Champions” is the end result after many, many years of work. We were just writing different fun songs over the years, until we realized we had enough for an album! There is no overarching theme, but many of the songs were inspired by my girls, either through stories that I told them when they were little, or by something that they may have said.
Click here to read the whole interview: