Ann Arbor Music Phenoms Star In National TV Show

What’s it like to be three kids from Ann Arbor starring in a national TV show? WWJ’s Kathryn Larson meets up with Ariel, Zoey and Eli just in time for their third season on PBS.

9th grade twins Ariel and Zoey and their little brother Eli love the limelight, but the home-schooled trio take the fame in stride. They claim they aren’t a big deal … just yet.

Their dad and manager Matt Engelbert says his children really don’t know know the half of it. “I think they get a kick out of it. They don’t talk about it. They’re strangely humble about all of the excitement that goes along with what they’re doing. When they have a show, there’s always a huge line afterwards with kids wanting them to sign everything from their shirts to thier arm to their teddy bear.” Engelbert said.

So what can you expect if you tune into the locally produced tv show? “It’s about empowering young people through music. It’s a musical variety show. So a lot of it involves music,” said Zoey.

“Nothing dark to it. Always happy,” Eli added.

The kids are now being featured in an upcoming music video entitled “Hey Bully,” written by the “Eye of The Tiger” songwriter Jim Peterson.

For more on that and when to catch Ariel, Zoey and Eli visit


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