Lah-Lah from ABC Kids is returning to Newcastle in August and you could win a VIP pass for 4 people which includes a pre show meet and greet with the band valued at $200. (See below for all the details).

ARIA-nominated Best Children’s Act and Sony Music-signed family favourite Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band are thrilled to announce their new national live tour The Stripy Sock Club Live Show, ahead of their highly-anticipated new TV show.

Production on the TV show, featuring the loveable gang from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band, has already commenced and now the bunch are pulling up their stripy socks and hitting the road to meet and play for thousands of fans across the country.

Grab your stripes and join the Club! Here at Newy with Kids, we love the way Lah-Lah introduces kids to music and musical instruments!

Here’s your chance to Join Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they perform LIVE in concert. The Stripy Sock Club is for every girl & boy (and mums & dads too!) So grab your stripes and get ready to dance!

If you’re looking for the best musical experience for your child, this is it. Up close, no stadiums, 100% live and playing at NEX Newcastle on Sunday 4t August.

Meet Lah-Lah and the band, touch and try the real musical instruments, have your photo taken with the stars, and collect their autographs – it’s all included in your ticket. Lah-Lah – made with music.

Lah-Lah play at NEX Newcastle on Sunday 4 August at 10am. General Admission is $27.50 including GST.  Infants less than 12 months free with paying adult.

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Newy with Kids caught up with Tina Harris (aka Lah-Lah) for a Q&A.

For parents not familiar with Lah-Lah and the Big Live Band, can you give us some background on yourself and the band?

Well, my hubby Mark (aka Buzz) and I started the band almost 12 years ago. I had been singing with the Opera company and when our two little girls were born a friend suggested I start teaching early childhood music classes. I just loved it and the class became a school and the school became 4 schools. At the end of every term Mark would bring the double bass (who has always been called Lola) into class and we’d do a little concert. It was the families who said “you guys are great and you should do a show” so off we went, self-produced our first season.

What makes Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band so unique?

Lah-Lah is all about introducing kids to music and musical instruments. I think it’s the unique blend of musical styles we play from Gypsy jazz world music to surf rock. I think it’s the musicians themselves, all professionals who when they don’t have stripy socks on are touring both Australia and Internationally with the best jazz and world music groups.

Tell us about last year’s crowdfunding campaign

Last year, we successfully raised over $100,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to go towards the Stripy Sock Club TV series . The support we received from families around the country has been incredible. For the first time ever, parents joined with us to have a voice about the kind of show they want us to make for their children. It just shows that families around the country are craving locally produced quality children’s content on their screens.

What can your audience expect at your upcoming Newcastle show?

We’re all so excited about this year’s tour, The Stripy Sock Club Live Show has been created around the new TV series and features new songs and dances, which Aussie kids will be able to see on TV later this year. It’s a live show tour with real musicians that absolutely everyone can enjoy and be a part of, with no backing tracks or big stadiums.

We really believe it’s important for children to have an up-close experience at our live shows, with room for families to dance plus a storyline that’s guaranteed to engage all. 

Plus after every show, all the musicians come into the audience so the children can touch and play all the musical instruments, that bit is always fun! This is the magic of Lah-Lah. 

Apart from the Newcastle show, how else can fans enjoy your music?

We have a wonderful YouTube channel where we post regular videos or you can catch Lah-Lah’s Adventures on ABC KIDS and ABC IVIEW or STAN plus we have some very groovy CDS and DVDS available for sale on our website.

What’s your favourite type of music?

I really like all music, I guess being married to Mark for so long I’ve been influenced by a lot of Jazz and World Music. I love music that has interesting chord changes and goes unexpected places.

What tips do you have for parents wanting to expose their kids to different types of music?

Oh yes, music is the best gift you can give your child. Imagine if you could give your child something that would make them happier, smarter, and help all their studies and social development? You would do it wouldn’t you? Well research has shown that music can do this. Introducing your little one to music and live music and learning a musical instrument…this is the best gift you can give your child. So come to a concert, put on the radio, jump onto YouTube, there is so much amazing music out there, ready to be enjoyed!


Thanks to our friends at Lah-Lah, Newy with Kids is giving away a VIP pass for 4 people which includes a pre show meet and greet with the band valued at $200 on Sunday 4 August at NEX Newcastle.

Fill in the form below and tell why you want to win this fabulous prize. Enter before midnight Friday 19 July 2019.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • The name of the promotion is: Lah-Lah Giveaway
  • The promoter is Newy with Kids in conjunction with Lah-Lah
  • The conditions of entry are: answer the question provided, one entry per person, contact details must be provided in above form.
  • Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter.
  • The giveaway will close on Friday 19 July 2019 at midnight (Newcastle time). Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.
  • This is a game of skill. The winners will be awarded based on the strength of their creative answer to the question “Why do you want to see Lah-Lah live in concert?
  • Judging will be done by Reena of Newy with Kids.
  • The prize will be in the form of VIP pass for 4 people which includes a pre show meet and greet with Lah-Lah.
  • The results of the giveaway will be published on this website on Sunday 21 July 2019.
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. The total prize value is $200.
  • The competition is open to Australian residents only.
  • If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control the agreed prize is not available a product of equal or greater value will be provided.