Kids’ band rocks their new single in city centre launch

Magician's Nephew

Magician's Nephew - Credit: Archant

An up and coming kids’ rock band launches its new single at a live gig in St Albans city centre this weekend.

The Magician’s Nephew Band recently made national headlines after posting a song on iTunes about growing out of liking Peppa Pig.

It was banned by the show’s producers for using the same name as the TV character but the song is now back up after an agreement with the producers to rename it “Pep Up Pig”.

The band is made up of children from St Albans and consists of Joshua Lima, 10, lead vocals and guitar, Noah Lima, eight, saxophone, Euan Campbell, 11, on keyboards and Keeran Richardson, 10, rhythm guitar.

Their new single, ‘Monday Mornings’ describes a child’s woe at having to go back to school after the weekend - something most kids and their parents can relate to and includes lines such as: “Grammar and spellings doesn’t make any sense / The Future is not simple and the past is all tense.”

The gig will take place at the St Albans Clock Tower on Saturday from 1pm for about an hour.

The boys will also perform all their original tracks including Pep Up Pig, Ice Cream and Super Heroes and the gig will also support HomeStart St Albans by selling Magician’s Nephew Band badges and T-shirts. All proceeds will go to Home Start.

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A second music video is also currently being produced, which was shot at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in the city centre earlier this month.

Their first CD is scheduled to be released towards the end of this year, and just recently the band was approached by and is getting involved with the Worry-Free Content Organisation, which promotes positive and constructive music content among young people.