A video Clifton and Melody shared on Instagram quickly went viral after people realized just how much rhythm and talent these kids have. It is highly entertaining to watch them enjoy their cover of the song “Getaway” by Earth, Wind & Fire. The video already has over 20,000 views.
The history behind the magic
Their dad is a music teacher and he started teaching them how to play drums when they were two years old. Since then, they have learned to play the flute, bass, RavDrum, keyboards, and trumpets… and they are only ten. Well, Clifton is ten, Melody is nine!
Although they have a natural affinity towards music, they practice two hours a day. Sometimes dad even joins in on those jam sessions.
Let’s admit it, there are a lot of older and successful musicians that keep to one genre, but Clifton and Melody have tried everything from Stevie Wonder and The Police to psychedelic funk. With those kind of skills, no wonder they already have tens of thousands of fans.
Making it a band
Currently, their dad is acting as a drummer, but these kids are looking for the newest addition to their team. According to a recent interview with RightThisMinute, Clifton thinks that they should find a new drummer that can play all kinds of beats because they are doing some really sophisticated songs these days. Melody agrees but also notes that they are looking for someone a little younger than day. In fact, they want their newest band member to be around the same as they are.
Their cover of Getaway is so entertaining to watch that even the band that wrote the song had to share their video on Instagram and congratulate them on an amazing job. This is one of those times we are all grateful that dad recognized their talent and turned them into little groovy legends. It is quite the achievement to have the band you are covering recognize how awesome you are!
They are adorable and more importantly, they are young, which means they have more than enough time to find their own style and dazzle the world with what they become.
Luckily for all the new talent lovers, this is not the first time kids have dazzled the world with their skills. There are lots of examples where kids picked an instrument early on and became masters by the time they were 12.
One example is Jaden Lehman, a young guitar player who shows some astounding skill in playing a Fender Stratocaster. You can check him out on YouTube if you would like to. Of course, there are numerous videos you can find online with kids showing amazing singing or instrument playing skills.
There is another star in the making worth mentioning, a 13-year-old girl who auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2016. When Laura Bretan showed up on that stage she seemed too nervous to even speak, but when she released her voice, she left the audience speechless. She can be found on YouTube as well. Actually, speechless would be a diminutive. Her voice was so powerful, coming from such a tiny body that judges couldn’t believe it was her singing the song. That performance earned her a golden buzzer from Mel.
We wonder what it would be like if all four of these mini musicians got together for a jam session.
Watch their funky performance below.
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