Children Medieval Band
After one of our videos went viral on youtube, and got posted on the Rammstein official site (sometimes in April 2012 – and again, more recently in 2016, with same video! viewed by 10 million on facebook), a lot of people wanted to find out more about this kids group.
An article has been submitted to wikipedia a while ago, but got rejected…
Also mass-media totally ignored this interesting young band – and this proves something – completely oblivious to important events like, for instance, the great performance of these kids in front of 10,000, when opening for the Rammstein concert in Denver, Colorado.
The main goals of our activity are:
- to promote the medieval music as an alternative in music education,
- to have a good influence on other kids so they choose good music as opposed to most of the mainstream,
- to learn and promote the “good rock” – sincere, rebel, strong and heart-felt – as opposed to “evil-rock” and “frivolous-rock” (‘drugs-sex-rr’, ‘shake-butt’ and ‘aspartame’ mainstream pollution).
Formed in the spring of 2011, Children Medieval Band became quickly known because of several unique features:
The enumeration above may look as a lack of modesty, but these are facts, and omitting them would be unfair for the kids, after all their efforts. Being taught to be modest, they know there are many other children very talented with amazing singing or instrumental performances. But they are also aware of their own accomplishments. In less than 3 years (2011-2014), practicing not more than one hour per day, they succeeded:
1. as medieval music performers as they already participated with great success at several Renaissance Faires.
2. as Rammstein young admirers as they made several R+ covers which became popular on youtube, and even played live on stage, opening for Rammstein themselves in Denver 2012.
3. as Beatles music fans as they learned and recorded several Beatles covers, and one got featured recently on a Beatles TV commercial.
Stefan (14 yo) – voice, guitar, violin, recorder, keyboard, etc…
and his two sisters:
Olga (13 yo) – keyboard, voice, violin, recorder
Cornelia (10 yo) – drum, harp, voice
(updated ages in 2016)
Many visitors to our site would like to know what country we are from.
Stefan and his two sisters (as well as the parents) are US citizens of Romanian nationality, living in Southern California (previously in Colorado).
Style and influences
This young band likes the “good” rock and avoids frivolous rock and evil rock. We call it “tense rock”. Our first album – “Treasure Underground” – reflects this.
The main influences are Beatles, Cream, Stranglers and Rammstein.
We are trying to find our own style: a fusion of heavy tense industrial metal, with elements of medieval music. CMB is one of the very few neo-medieval bands in USA.
Besides playing rock, we also have participated at several Medieval Faires in California, where we played only medieval songs. Trying to promote the early medieval fairy tale music as an alternative in music education is one of our goals.
The group has been formed in the spring of 2011 by the kids themselves. Stefan came out with two composition attempts and the girls joined him with enthusiasm.
While learning and playing medieval music (several videos posted on youtube), they also started doing covers of rock songs, mostly as a learning project. They played and posted on youtube.com three 60’s songs and three Rammstein covers. They quickly became popular on youtube, the cover of Sonne reaching more than 2 million views in a few weeks.
On May 20th 2012, the kids from Children Medieval Band played live as an opening act for the Rammstein show in Denver. It was a great audience. The kids performed very well. They met with the Rammstein group members, took pictures, had interesting discussions. It was a memorable evening.
Reviews from Amazon – about our 1st album:
- Inventive, pure, audacious, and refreshing.
These kids have made a genuine effort to find their own voice and as a result ten emotionally rich songs have been created. I cannot wait to hear their upcoming releases.
By Oscar on January 8, 2016
- This is better than most records put out by adults.
It’s creative, inventive and sounds solid. I would’ve killed to put out a record this good when i was 13. These kids have got something special Can’t wait to see where these kids are in 10 years.
by Jonathan Webb on January 8, 2016
Our plans for the future?
To continue learning Early Music, to play a few more covers of most notable rock bands and to continue creating our own compositions.
More details about CMB: hello-world and 3rd anniversary.CMB videos can be watched on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/cartemarte1
Some info about a new education system, available here: http://intelligentmusicalchildren.wordpress.com/
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