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Ooh La La
Too Doo Na Na
Oop Bop Oop Bop
Ribbit

 

A compilation of
Kelli Welli's award-winning
favorites
and some new songs!

 

Take a listen on Pandora, Spotify, Apple, SoundCloud, Amazon, Bandcamp, YouTube

 

“We like Kelli. We LoVE her music! and we also like... her songs. They’re loveable. and funny. and... she’s a girl. and... anything else? Not to my knowledge.” - Reagan, age 5, speaking for herself and little sister, bennett

listen & sing along...

 

New Compilation Album - 16 songs, remastered, including kid and grownup favorites and some newly released songs! Download FREE coloring sheets!

Includes award-winning songs: "Turtlurtlurtle" (2019 West Coast Songwriters Song Contest Winner - Children's) and "Little Ray of Sunshine" (2019 International Songwriting Competition Finalist and 2019 SongDoor Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention)

 

 

Here's something new and fun to do!

Kelli Welli Pick-a-Song activity

Print out a copy of this Pick-a-Song, follow the notes to fold it up, then play along with the "Ooh La La Too Doo Na Na Oop Bop Oop Bop Ribbit" album!

 

PICK-A-SONGOther Activities & Coloring Pages

 

How-to video - learn how to fold it up here!

 

 

Kelli Welli Pick-a-Song Print Page

 

Click now to download the Pick-a-Song activity pages (2-page PDF can be printed for two or double-sided for one, to go along with all 16 songs)

 

Here are the instructions too:
1. Cut along dotted lines.

2. Fold the paper into fourths.

3. Unfold the paper.

4. Fold over the four corners, evenly into the middle.

5. Flip over the paper.

6. Fold over the corners on this side into the middle.

7. Fold into fourths again.

8. Fit your fingers into the slits and open to play.

 

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"LOVE" - EP - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - Songs Celebrating Love for Kids and the People Who Love Them. Download FREE coloring sheets!

 

Includes first release of "Little Ray of Sunshine" (2019 International Songwriting Competition Finalist and 2019 SongDoor Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention)

 

 

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"Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La!" - EP of Animal Songs - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - For Kids and the People and the Pets Too Who Love Them. Download FREE coloring sheets!

Includes first release of: "Turtlurtlurtle" (2019 West Coast Songwriters Song Contest Winner - Children's)

 

 

 

"Lullabies: For Kids and the People Who Love Them" - EP of Lullabies - Editor's Pick on CD Baby!

 

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"Cooking Up Some Happiness " - Single - A quirky sing-along song. Recently featured on the Hilltown Family Variety Hour! | Chords & Lyrics

Thank you to producer Tim Uecker, who also plays on guitar, mandolin, bass, and sings background vocal. Artwork by Kelli Caldwell.

 

 

"Springtime Dance" - Single - A counting song celebrating nature! Chords & Lyrics - Released as a single - Also included on the "Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La!" EP

Thank you to producer Tim Uecker, who also plays on guitar, bass, and sings background vocal. And thank you to my awesome dad, Will Caldwell, bringing some family love to this song on congas. Artwork by Kelli Caldwell.

 

 
 
 
"Twas in the Moon of Wintertime" also calld the "Huron Carol." Produced by the amazing Tim Uecker, who also did the arrangement and played acoustic guitar. Recorded with Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon. Cover photo and design by Kelli.
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Barn Banter with Cowboy Andy - Kelli Welli
 
Barn Banter - Ep 28 - Split Personalities interview with Kelli Welli: "Kelli Welli continues our series of Split Personalities, performers who pursue both music for kids/children and also, separately, perform for older or “adult” crowds. A mother of young twins, Kelli balances home/work life really well and has some powerful perspective on being courageous, brave, Portland, and why it is critical to feel free to pursue your creative muse. Also a story about what happens when kid’s get an accidental listen to a song with, well… harsher language! Kelli shares a couple of her tunes with us to bookend the conversation."
 
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Had a great time in this conversation about Portland music on XRAY.FM's World of Noise podcast!
 
Hilltown Families Variety Show
 
Excited to be part of this Hilltown Family Variety Show!
 
 
Take a listen to "Froggie on My Windowsill" in this PDX Parents Summer Roadtrip Soundtrack playlist!
 
Playtime Playlist
 
Yay! Love being part of Playtime Playlist!
 

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Ooh La La Too Doo Na Na Oop Bop Oop Bop Ribbit Album Cover

 

"OOH LA LA TOO DOO NA NA OOP BOP OOP BOP RIBBIT" - A compilation of Kelli Welli favorites and some new songs! 16 songs

 

Download FREE coloring sheets!

 

My excitement about releasing this album is eclipsed only by my gratitude to everyone who has helped bring it to life! Thank you to these incredible folks...

 

Tim Uecker - guitars, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and background vocals

Gabe Johnston - percussion and engineering

Chris Gorman - ukulele and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free" and human to Smokey, the dog

Jordan Disko - banjo and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free Too" and "You Are My Sunshine"

Paul DeHaan - guitar on "Turtlurtlurtle" and dad to the real Turtlurtlurtle (aka Loo)

Will Caldwell (my dad) congas

Torin Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Brynn Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Myra Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Kelli Welli (Caldwell) - guitar on "The Ooh La La Song"


A special thanks to the Gastich kids, Torin, Myra, and Brynn, who came in one day to see what a recording studio looked like and ended up doing background vocals for the "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats" song! And thank you to all the kids who have been inspirations.

 

Thank you to Natalia Lynn Perrault for the French translation on "La Lullaby."

 

Artwork by Kelli Caldwell. Photography by Crystal Petit Photography.



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Mr. Torin Gastich, background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

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Miss Brynn Gastich and Miss Myra Gastich, background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"


Tim Uecker

 

Timothy James Uecker, producer and musician

 

Gabe Johnston

 

Gabe Johnston, co-producer, engineer at Falcon Recording Studio

 

Chris Gorman and Jordan Disko

 

Chris Gorman and Jordan Disko

 

Paul Dehaan and Will Caldwell

 

Paul DeHaan and Will Caldwell (my dad) on congas

 

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"LOVE" - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - Songs Celebrating Love for Kids and the People Who Love Them. Download FREE coloring sheets!

 

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Credits:
Tim Uecker - producing and playing guitars, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and background vocals

Gabe Johnston - producing, percussion and engineering

Will Caldwell (my dad) - congas on "Got So Much Love for You"
Torin Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Brynn Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Myra Gastich - background vocals on "Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats"

Kelli Welli (Caldwell) - guitar on "The Ooh La La Song"


Artwork by Olka Kostenko and Kelli Caldwell.

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"Turtle Doggie Monkey Froggie La La La La La!" - EP of Animal Songs - EDITOR'S PICK ON CD BABY! - For Kids and the People and the Pets Too Who Love Them

 

Album cover

 

Thank you to the amazing Timothy James Uecker and to my awesome friends and my super-coolio dad for coming to in to play and add some more love to these songs. And thank you to the kids and dogs who have been inspirations!

 

Tim Uecker - guitars, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and background vocals

Gabe Johnston - percussion and engineering

Chris Gorman - ukulele and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free" and human to Smokey, the dog

Jordan Disko - banjo and background vocals on "Then You Will Run Free"

Paul DeHaan - guitar on "Turtlurtlurtle" and dad to the real Turtlurtlurtle (aka Loo)

Will Caldwell (my dad) congas on "Springtime Dance"

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Lyrics

 

"Got So Much Love for You " - Love song for kids and the people who love them

"Little Ray of Sunshine" - Love and toe tapping

"The Ooh La La Song " - Version 2 - Ukulele added!

"Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats " - Songwriting lesson sing-a-long

"I'm in Love with You " - Love song - Lullaby
"Then You Will Run Free" - A song for every good dog - Children's - Dog Music

"Turtlurtlurtle" - Children's - Carribean flavor

"Froggie on My Windowsill" - Children's - Frog Music

"Springtime Dance" - Counting sing-a-long

• "Hello I Am a Monkey" - Children's - Monkey Music

• "Cooking Up Some Happiness" - Food & Folk

'La Lullaby" - Lullaby - Children's

"Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh" - Lullaby - Children's

"Just Snuggle In" - Lullaby - Children's

"Baby Grace" - Lullaby - Children's - Christian

"A Sleepy Song" - Lullaby - Children's - Christian

"Twas in the Moon of Wintertime" - The Huron Carol - Christmas - Classic - Canadian

 

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Earth Day Coloring Page - Kelli Welli

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LOVE the Earth Coloring Page - Kelli Welli

 

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Love Your Planet Coloring Page - Kelli Welli

 

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LOVE coloring page Rocket

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Turtlurtlurtle Coloring Page

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"Lullabies: For Kids and the People Who Love Them" - Editor's Pick on CD Baby!

 

Lullabies

 

Produced by the masterful Tim Uecker, who is also on acoustic and electric guitars and mandolin. Recorded with Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Special thanks to Natalia Lynn Perrault for the French translation on "La Lullaby".

 

Featuring my dad, Will Caldwell, on congas for "Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh".

Cover artwork is a painting of me when I was a tiny person, by my mom, Sharon Caldwell.

 

Questions? Email hello[at]kelliwelli.com

 

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thank you...

HUGE thanks to Tim Uecker for not only lending his many incredible musical talents and guidance in bringing these songs to life, but also for the never-ending flow of encouragement—simply amazing!

And special thanks to Gabe Johnston at Falcon Recording Studios for masterfully stitching all the pieces together, turning these ideas into real-live sing-alongable somethings.

Thanks to Anne Weiss for taking her patient and heartfelt teaching, counseling, and inspiration.

And thanks to good friends, Chris Gorman, Natalia Lynn Perrault, Jordan Disko, Paul and Allison DeHaan for bringing your love to this kid's album project. What fun people!

 

Thank you to Crystal Pettit Photography for the fun photo shoot with kids and family and a lot of paint!

 

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Short bio:

www.kelliwelli.com | www.kellicaldwell.com (Kelli Caldwell - Songwriter music for grown ups too)

 

2019 Finalist - International Songwriting Competition - Best Children's Song
2019 Winner - West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest – Best Children’s Song
2019 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition - Honorable Mention for 2 Songs - Pop Category
2018 Finalist - Local Roots Annual Song Contest – Americana
2014 Honorable Mention - Artists in Music Awards – Best Pop Song

Kelli Welli - Writing songs and stories for kids and the people who love them. Drawing on her unique upbringing and often inspired by the kids and animals in her life, Kelli Welli’s wide ranging songwriting is smart, fun, often hilarious, sometimes reflective and deeply sweet. Always genuine. Her original songs and lullabies weave wonderful tales, celebrate love, sunshine, nature, different languages, and honor all the details that come with raising these amazing little people in our lives.

Kelli’s been called, “hysterical and superbly talented” by fellow artists and parents often say, “This is music I can actually listen to over and over… and over… and still enjoy!” Alongside her amazing friend and masterful musician, Timothy James Uecker, the Portland, OR based artist shares tidbits from her life as a new mom, with songs she and her twins actually use to learn and encourage, or just to have fun and laugh along with, as well as songs she has written to honor all the little people she loves. Come sing and dance and play along with Kelli Welli!

Kelli has a Master of Publishing degree and a B.A. in Speech Communication with minors in Japanese and German. She's been a prolific writer and songwriter for over 20 years, a board member of the Portland Songwriters Association for 8 years, currently a member of West Coast Songwriters and Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) and Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

 

More background info...

 

Kelli has always danced to her own beat. She is the daughter of two fine artists—her mother, an award-winning wearable artist and illustrator, who has created props for movies and children's author promotion; and her father, a successful oil painter, who has painted local cultures throughout the world, as well as creating music and producing community concerts.

 

As a child, Kelli did a stint as a French clown named Rosebud; started kindergarten from a tent; lived in an octagon-shaped house on stilts with her one-eyed cat named Mighty Mouse; had a best friend named Summer Wind O'Redwoods; and had 50+ hamsters at one point. She has raised angel fish from eggs and kittens with a bottle, plays ice hockey, and (with lots of trial and error) has developed a fairly green thumb.

Kelli grew up in Northern California and small-town Oregon, with summers in the creeks of Idaho, and has spent time living solo in Finland, Tokyo, Vancouver B.C., and at the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue in New York City.

 

Kelli has a Master of Publishing degree and a B.A. in Speech Communication with minors in Japanese and German. After working in public relations for Harper's Magazine in NYC, she returned to Portland, Oregon, where she started a corporate publishing business in 2004. Kelli has studied speech-level singing with The Voice Project and spent 8+ years as a key member of the Portland Songwriters Association board of directors.

 

Kelli is now the lucky mom of twins, a boy and a girl. She's been writing songs and stories for a long time—find more at Kelli Caldwell - Songwriter—but some of her first songs were kid's songs, written long before she had kids of her own.

"I remember a lot from my days as a kid. I remember the details, what mattered to me, and what it felt like to be a kid in a big world. I have tons of respect for kids and I want them to feel believed in."

 

Kelli Welli - Writing songs and stories for kids and the people who love them.

kelli caldwell single cover

First album I kept next to my pillow as a kid...

Grease Album cover

 

First book I ever read in full all by myself... Pickle Pickle Pickle Juice by Patty Wolcott, illustrated by Blair Drawson

 

pickle pickle pickle juice by Patty Wolcott

     

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TED Talk: "Every Kid Needs a Champion" - Rita Pierson
 
 

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

 

 
PDX Parent Magazine TOP 5 Parent Pick 2020 - Kelli Welli
ISC 2019 WINNER
2020 West Coast Songwriters winner Kelli Caldwell Children
 
Kelli Caldwell - Kelli Welli - 2019 Songdoor Contest - Honorable Mentions - Baby Baby Baby and Little Ray of Sunshine
 
Kelli Caldwell - Kelli Welli - 2019 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest Winner - Children's
 
Kelli Caldwell - 2014 Artist in Music Awards - Best Pop Song Honorable Mention
 
 
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i like...

these books a lot:

 

Hedgehugs

 

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long

 

Haiku Baby

 

Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

 

Hair in My Dirt

 

book of bedtime prayer

 

Pout Pout Fish

 

Baby Loves to Boogie

 

We Go Together

 

I Am Lucille Ball by Brad Meltzer

 

Canada in Colours

 

Little Blue Truck

 

and more...

i like...

  • these CDs a lot:
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Deep Woods CD Red Yarn
  • Harmonica Pocket
  • Tim Uecker Dialogues CD
  • Snowdance Tim Uecker

  • Bare Naked Ladies Snack Time CD
  • World of Dreams - Charlie Hope

Elizabeth Mitchell You Are My Sunshine


Putamayo Dreamland CD

 

Putamayo Asian Dreamland

 

They Might Be Giants

 

 

West Coast Songwriter International Song Contest Winner Childrens - Kelli Welli PDX Parent Magazine TOP 5 2020 - Kelli Welli Children's Music Network Member Kelli Welli on guitar

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