FRECKLELAND creates engaging, pop-based children’s music that delivers a socially/emotionally educational (+ FUN!) message.

Longtime friends Kyler England and Lalo Crane create family-friendly music inspired and approved by their toughest critics/most appreciative fans: their young kids…

Before trading in the tour bus for the minivan, you may have heard band member/singer-songwriter Kyler England writing and singing at the top of the dance charts with Tiesto, topping the iTunes charts with LA band The Rescues, or licensed on numerous shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars to name a few.

Vibraphonist/percussionist, composer + songwriter Lalo Crane spent years touring as a performer and educator throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe; was featured on NPR, Jazziz, Jazztimes, Downbeat, JazzWeek, the Village Voice, etc.; and now records mallets for film (“Don Jon”, PBS, etc.) and advertising (AT&T, Cheerios, etc.) in her LA studio.

Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner 2015 + 2016
NAPPA Gold Award Winner
2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Children’s category Grand Prize Winner
2015 International Songwriting Competition 1st Place Winner
2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Children’s Category Finalist
Featured Creator in the YouTube Kids App
Featured Music in the Photo/Memories App (iOS10)

 

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Kyler and Lalo, the team that creates the big smiles

Kyler (co-writer, vocals and ukelele):

Kyler started writing songs as a child while swinging on the swing set in her backyard and serenading the trees and sky. She’s been writing grownup songs for more than a decade.

Kyler cowrote and is featured on Tiesto’s latest single “Take Me” which was #5 on Billboard’s and FMBQ’s dance charts for weeks; is a member of the LA band The Rescues which signed to Universal Republic and had a featured iTunes single of the week; has had numerous placements of songs on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice, Drop Dead Diva, One Tree Hill, Switched At Birth, etc. as well as in Words With Friends and Special K commercials. She also won first place in the Electronica category in the International Songwriting Contest.

When Kyler’s daughter arrived in January 2013, lullabies and children’s songs naturally started arriving too. Mama friend Lalo moved into the neighborhood with loads of ideas and inspiration from her two girls, and boom! Freckleland was born.

www.kylerengland.com

About Lalo (co-writer, vibraphone and other mallets):

Lalo has loved hitting bars with mallets ever since she came across a vibraphone being used as a storage table in her middle school jazz band closet. This unusual fascination has led her on tours throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe performing her original compositions to the accompaniment of rave reviews in numerous jazz, percussion, and other music publications for her playing, composing and recording. Jazziz lists Lalo among the top 20 Fine Vibists; Jazztimes, Downbeat, JazzWeek, the Village Voice, etc. have given kudos for her albums; and NPR did a feature interview with her on their Weekend Edition Sunday.

She has traveled to numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. as both a performer and clinician and often as an artist-in-residence. Lalo has recorded on numerous commercials and films such as “Insurgent”, Disney’s “Snow Monkeys”, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon”. After playing all of this “serious” music for years, one songwriting session with brilliant musician Kyler was all it took for Lalo to fall in love with both songwriting and with making music for kids!

Lalo endorses Hohner instruments, Vic Firth mallets, and Alternate Mode, Inc.

www.lalovibe.com