Chanelle & Friends have planned a huge massive enormous 14-date tour around Aotearoa to celebrate the release of The Little Green Turtle and Other Songs for Kids!

Chanelle will be brightening winter days for excited kids and their parents with world-class entertainment in all corners of New Zealand this July and August and is promising stories, sing-alongs, loads of laughter and of course a huge massive enormous amount of dancing along the way!

Making the shows as accessible for as many people as possible, most of the tour dates will take place in libraries with free entry, as well as some unique, fun, kid friendly places to perform where her show is included in the venue’s standard entrance fee.

Chanelle who has a rich history with music for grownups, made the shift to making music for kids in 2013 after her song If I Was A Fuzzy Buzzy Bumblebee won that year’s APRA New Zealand’s Best Children’s Song. By 2016 she had been on quite a few exciting amazing adventures, including spending four weeks in Hawaii where she made a little friend who became the inspiration for the title track for the album – The Little Green Turtle!

The Little Green Turtle and Other Songs for Kids! was recorded in Te Awamutu and illustrated by local Waikato artist Kat Merewether. Chanelle pulled out all the stops to make a magical, wonderous, sing-along, dance-along album – even creating a pop-up turtle that swims when you open the CD cover, just like her childhood favourite pop-up books.

With gorgeous tunes to delight the little ones about a menagerie of characters – not only turtles but gorillas, unicorns, cows, caterpillars, mice, bunnies, bumblebees, snails, kiwis, and pukekos all make an appearance – don’t miss your chance to make some treasured musical memories with Chanelle & Friends!


Mon 17        Taupo                 10.30am        Taupo Library               Free entry
Tues 18        Napier               10.30am          Taradale Library          Free entry
Wed 19        Tauranga            8.00am           Flip Out                         Venue entry fee
Thurs 20      Te Awamutu      10.30am         Walton St                      Free entry
Fri 21            Hamilton            10.30am        The Fun Shed                Venue entry fee
Sat 22           Whangarei         10.30am        Whangarei Library       Free entry
Sun 23          Auckland           11.00am         BFF Adventureland      Venue entry fee
Wed 26         Blenheim           3.30pm          Blenheim Library         Free entry
Fri 28             Kaikoura           10.30am         Kaikoura Library          Free entry
Sat 29           Christchurch      11.30am         SOYO                            $5 or yogurt purchase
Sun 30          Dunedin             11.30am         Dunedin Library          Free entry
Mon 31         Gore                   10.00am         Kids Hub                       $2 doorsale

Tues 1          Invercargill         10.30am       Invercargill Library      Free entry
Thurs 3         Wellington          10.30am      Capital E Central          Free entry

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