All of Replay’s members had been taking music lessons for a few years by the time they formed the band, and their parents were eager to keep them engaged with music.
“The whole point was to make it a social experience to keep them interested in learning music. I’d always heard that getting them to play with a group would be the best way to do that,” says Julie Egan, mother of George and Charlie. She insists that the goal of Replay is to maintain a social musical outlet, rather than parents pushing their boys into early stardom. Maybe so, but when her son belts out “I wanna be a rock star,” he sounds like he means it.
To see Replay’s blog, photos, and YouTube videos, go to http://replayhingham.blogspot.com/
Sara Mason Ader can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.