Three school- teachers walk into a bar, onto the stage, plug in instruments and then melt your face.
In July of 2015, No Small Children released their third album, “Hold Tight, I’m Flying”. Produced by Lisa Pimentel and mixed by legendary Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Filter, etc.), this new album is heavier and more complex, but just as bold and unapologetic as their first two, “Trophy Wife” (2014) and “Dear Youth” (2013). All three albums are available on ITunes and CDBaby.
NSC’s animated, edgy and break-neck live show both invites you in and calls you out all while you sing along to the fresh, yet familiar, refrains of their carefully constructed songs. Their glamorous matching dresses and bona fide command of the stage will have you leaving at the end of the night a little hoarse, with a smile, and a warm fuzzy feeling.
“I was struck not only by their musicianship but by how well they engage an audience. Lisa and Joanie are a powerful pair of front women” -Alice Bag Razorcake Mag
No Small Children is an all-girl band, or as they call themselves, a band. They were born on the playground in the spring of 2012. Elementary school-teachers by day, guitarist and singer Lisa Pimentel and drummer Nicola Berlinsky decided to start the band while covering recess duty. Three months later they had an EP, countless shows behind them and an east coast tour booked. By October 2013, bass player and singer Joanie Pimentel had moved to Los Angeles to join the group. With all three teaching at the same school, lunch breaks became band meetings, after-school times became rehearsals and holidays were reserved for touring.
“Relatively new on the L.A. scene, all lady trio No Small Children have been tearing it up, one dive bar at a time” Aileen Frasier, The LA Beat 2015
In 2014, NSC toured both east and west coasts and played three shows at SXSW. In 2015, NSC played frequent California shows and toured Colorado and the East Coast. In 2016, NSC will release their video for “Big Steps” in the beginning of the year. Tour plans include North California in late January, the Midwest in March and April, and the East Coast in August.
“It’s not unusual for kids to wear a T-shirt to school with their favorite band on it. But at this school., that T-shirt may also have a picture of their teacher — actually, three of their teachers.” NPR –Secret Lives of Teachers, 2014.
These ladies eat, live and breathe music and you can feel it in their songs. They create it, perform it, and then pass their love of it onto the next generation of music lovers. Soon to be playing at a big theatre near you…