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Itty Bitty Beats

Award Winning New Zealand children’s music duo Itty Bitty Beats formed in 2014. Their debut album “Bath Time” was nominated for Best Children’s Album of the Year in 2015. In August 2016 they won the Tui Award for Best Children’s Album and Best Children’s Song at the Children’s Music Awards. In 2016 they released their travelling album ‘On The Move’ and their Christmas EP ‘Itty Bitty Christmas’. Itty Bitty Beats were excited to release their first music video for “Kiwi Convoy” feat. Chris Lam Sam (from the Funky Monkeys) in November 2016.

Itty Bitty Beats makes music for little ones with parents in mind. Parents need to listen to these songs too (on loop at times) so it’s been exciting to hear from grandparents, parents and kids alike that they are enjoying the music. With the combo of their tertiary music training and parenthood, Jenny and Lucy have found a way to write songs that appeal to the ears of all generations.

The pair met at Jazz School in Christchurch back in 2002 (where they also met their music-making husbands). Since having their children, the two friends decided to create music for their kids, which snowballed into this awesome adventure. Jenny’s husband Rob Payne has produced all of their music.

As well as writing and recording music for kids; Itty Bitty Beats have released two songs for Baby Loss Awareness Month. “The Last Lullaby” was released in 2015 and in 2016 the duo released a new song called “Soaring Through Skies”. These songs are both free to download for anyone grieving the loss of a child. Their baby loss songs are being used worldwide, especially in the UK, by baby loss support groups and stillborn photographers. The reason they released this music is sadly Jenny and Rob lost their beautiful son Leo in 2009 at just 3 days old. This music is a legacy to his memory and it is their hope that these songs bring some comfort to families in their time of loss and to help shine a light on the topic of baby & child loss, so it becomes a less taboo subject.

Itty Bitty Beats were finalists in all three categories for the 2017 Children’s Music Awards:
Best Children’s Song & Video for “Kiwi Convoy” and Best Children’s Album for ‘On The Move’. They've also been nominated for best children's video for the 2018 Children's Music Awards.