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The Bee's Knees Performing in Toronto June 2-3

   Toronto - Talented Toronto trio The Bee's Knees brings their fresh, engaging blend of children's music to two free upcoming Toronto performances. 

The first show is Sat., June 2 at 11 am at the Chapters Runnymede store, 2225 Bloor St. W. (416-761-9284) and the second is Sun., June 3 at 11 am at the Indigo Eglinton location, 2300 Yonge St. (416-544-8874).

The Bees' Knees will perform songs from their newly-released debut CD, What's The Buzz?!  From the catchy title track and first single to songs about recycling and hockey to saying "hello" in numerous languages, this CD is sure to be a hit with children, parents, teachers, librarians and music lovers of all ages.

With great production and incredible vocals, the CD features 22 original songs showcasing a wide variety of musical styles including Rock, Jazz, Calypso, Classical and Reggae.  The Bee's Knees produced a music video for their first single, What's the Buzz?!, which is on their website at

Andie Duncan (Lead Vocals & Piano/Keyboards) is an accomplished musician whose 20 year career has included performances on the Lilith Fair stage as well as opening for a number of higher profile artists such as k.d. lang, Bruce Guthro, Paula Cole, Duncan Sheik and Joe Cocker.  She has also toured with Jann Arden and Holly Cole. "We strive to write really catchy melodies with lyrics that have a strong educational awareness...basically songs that we would want to sing and dance to ourselves!" she says about the CD.

Cyndi Duncan-Lumsden (Background Vocals & Percussion) brings an educational component to the project.  Since most of her career was spent teaching Kindergarten and Grade One students at inner-city schools, Cyndi knows the importance music and movement play in the classroom.  Her musical experience includes professional background singing and collaborations with Andie on various musical projects.

Joe Gaitanis (Guitars, Bass & Programming) has been playing guitar and performing in and around the Toronto music scene for the better part of 25 years.  As a gifted player and songwriter, Joe has collaborated on a number of albums, including Andie Duncan's "Who You Are" and Ana Mulrooney's CD "Supermarket style".  Joe is a graduate of The Audio Recording Academy (T.A.R.A.) in Toronto.

Previously only available independently, The Bee's Knees - What's The Buzz?! CD is marketed and distributed by The Children's Group, the leading presenter of storytelling and classical music CDs for children. The CD is available in Canada through Children's Book Store Distribution (CBSD). Suggested retail price: $13.99.


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