HFVS Music Giveaway: “A Family Album” by The Verve Pipe

New Music Giveaway
A Family Album by The Verve Pipe

By far, A Family Album by The Verve Pipe is one of our favorite family CD’s to come out this year – and we have two copies to giveaway to two lucky families!

Your family is going to love the fun pop songs on this album. The foodie in me loves the playfulness of “Suppertime!” and the mom in me gets choked up to “Only One of You.”  My 8yo daugher (and co-host of the Hilltown Family Variety Show) can’t get enough of “Complimentary Love” and “When One Became Two” (I’m raising a little romantic!).  A Family Album is a great CD to have in the family car for enjoyable listening by all members of the family.

Randy and Donnie from The Verve Pipe recently hosted the Hilltown Family Variety Show, selecting songs from A Family Album, along with great selection of songs from their childhood. Listen to the Podcast anytime, or tune in to an encore on WXOJ 103.3FM Northampton, MA on Saturday from 9-10am and Sunday from 7-8pm.

Lend your hand in the creation of a community playlist by posting a playful tune you remember from your childhood (or recently discovered), and be entered to win.  Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, August 18th at 7pm (EST). Details below.


“Bridging middle ground between Sesame Street albums and The Beatles, The Verve Pipe has created a record that both children and parents can listen to and enjoy. The ten songs that encompass the record are full of bright choruses and contagious melodies that will swim inside your head after one listen. It’s their experience with writing melodic gems that allows them to get away with a record that induces a smile at every turn. "A Family Album" can keep you company with its insanely fun, playful and memorable songs that will turn your smile upward.” (antiMusicnetwork.com)

With sales of three million albums worldwide and a reputation for spectacular live performances, in 2009, The Verve Pipe was approached to submit a new track for a compilation album of children’s songs. That session inspired A Family Album, an original collection of songs intended for the entire family, with fun and inventive lyrics set to the memorable melodies the band is known for.  Adding the artwork of Kate Cosgrove, gives the CD a lovely whimsical element to the cover and liner notes.

In 1996, RCA Records released their award-winning debut album, Villains, featuring their signature inventive arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocal. Their follow-up release, the critically acclaimed self-titled LP The Verve Pipe, featured ‘Hero,’ a Top 15 hit at Modern Rock radio. Their most recent album for adults, Underneath, produced the singles ‘Happiness Is’ and ‘Never Let You Down,’ one of the most played songs for Adult Top 40 and Modern A/C radio that year. The album also included ‘Colorful,’ the emotive ballad featured in the film and soundtrack Rock Star, starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston and also co-starring lead singer Brian Vander Ark in his first major film role.

These guys have performed sold-out concert throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, been featured in Spin and Rolling Stone and videos on MTV and VH1, TV appearances (The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With David Letterman) and a stellar guest DJ appearance on the Hilltown Family Variety Show!

The Verve Pipe is currently on tour performing both old favorites as well as music from the new album for adults and kids of all ages.


Your chance to win a free copy of The Verve Pipe’s new CD, A Family Album, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply

  1. SHARE A PLAYFUL SONG FROM YESTERYEAR BELOW and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town and state to be eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner from those who leave a comment (along with their full name and town/state) and contact the winner via email.  So be sure to leave an
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL in the email field of the comment box (we never share your email address).

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, August 18th 2010 @ 7pm (EST).

14 Comments on “HFVS Music Giveaway: “A Family Album” by The Verve Pipe

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Sarah Cooper of State College, PA
    • Kerry Anderson of Southwick, MA

    Both ladies have won a copy of The Verve Pipe’s new CD, “A Family Album,” and should email hilltownfamilies@gmail.com with their mailing address.

    Thank you to all of our participants for their playlist recommendations. Tune in to future episodes of the Hilltown Family Variety Show to hear your suggestion as part of our music line-up!

  2. Jim Crawley – Allendale, Michigan – Lullaby and Good Night, and like Sarah I remember “A Bushel and a Peck” as my mom used to sing it. Also “My Name is Zoom and I live on the Moon”.

  3. oops forgot our town – florence ma

  4. “kookaburra sits in an old gum tree” , and “the lion sleeps tonight” were favorites on our old record player when I was a girl. You could not sing along with either without smiling.

  5. “I’m a little Teapot” – my sister and I had a little record player that played 45’s and this was one we listened to all the time….

    Kerry Anderson Southwick, MA

  6. Anything by Pete Seeger…like froggie went a courtin’…

  7. I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee…I sang it for years now my five year old finds it hysterical too.

    We live in Easthampton

  8. I like Bushel and a Peck, my grandma sang it to me when I was young, now I sing it to my son!

    Sarah Cooper, State College, PA

  9. Inky dinky ba bowinky close your pretty eyes, the sandman will be here to take you on a trip to paradise……

    D. MacFadzen, Southampton, MA (forgot my e-mail)

  10. Inky dinky ba bowinky close your pretty eyes, the sandman will be here to take you on a trip to paradise……

    D. MacFadzen, Southampton, MA

  11. I love Kermit singing “Its Not Easy Being Green” – not sure if that is the exact title, but that’s what WE always called it.

    Amanda Saklad

  12. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine….

    Northampton, MA

  13. The theme song from Sesame Street was always a feel-good, playful song for me! “Sunny day, keeping the clouds away!”

    Hatfield, MA

  14. * “Sing a song” (as in “Sing, sing a song, keep it simple, make it last the whole day long…don’t worry if it’s not good enough for anyone else but you”

    *Leigh Salvage, Amherst, MA

    * Yay!

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