If you live in Park Slope or Gowanus and you have a kid(s) running around your premises, you’ve surely heard of Mil’s Trills.
And if you haven’t, well, it’s time you do. And specifically, this Sunday, January 29 at ShapeShifter Lab.
Park Slope neighbor and Brooklyn-bred Amelia Robinson continues her impressive journey performing under the name Mil’s Trills.
“Well, my nickname is Mil (as a kid, my younger brother couldn’t say my full name, so he just called me Mil because it was easier). ‘Mil’s Trills’ actually came from my college years – that was around about the time I started writing songs as gifts (college students have to be thrifty!),” she told me when I interviewed her for Park Slope Stoop back in 2015. “My dear friend Lona, who was in an a cappella group with me, used to call my original ditties ‘Mil’s Trills’ and so years later when it came time to find a name for my project, she brought it back up again and it just felt right.”
Robinson’s acumen as an accomplished artist is based in the diversity of her oeuvre. In addition to her work as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer, her ability to draw in an audience during live performance knits her talents together.
She’s also renowned for her sophisticated work on the ukulele, which she describes as a “little instrument that evokes big smiles.”
So onto Sunday’s shindig. “In true ‘Bash’ fashion, our live show will include a raucous infusion of brand new playful, whimsical, and highly interactive tunes that support our mission to bring people together toward a peaceful global community through open minds and compassionate hearts,” says Robinson.
In addition, Mil’s Trills promises new material, including the premiere of her latest music video of “Say Hey!” off her album Now That We’re Friends…
You can check it out here:
Mil’s Trill’s will perform with a full band packed with specials guests, including fellow Brooklyn kids musician Katie Ha Ha Ha.
“I am dedicated to creating positive inclusive experiences that strive to empower and embrace young audiences and guide us all towards a peaceful global community,” says Robinson.
It’s a tall order. But keep in mind, we’re in the confident hands of Amelia Robinson.
Winter blues, be damned.
Mil’s Trills 7th Annual Winter Bash
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, between 1st and Carroll Streets
When: Sunday, January 29 at 10am.
Ticket Information: $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Family rate $45 day of show. Babes in arms free. Purchase tickets online here.