CHILDREN'S RECORDING ARTIST
TO RELEASE NEW COMPILATION OF FAN FAVORITES
THE ULTIMATE LAURIE BERKNER BAND COLLECTION
October 14, 2014
"The queen of children's music."
-- People Magazine
"A kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow."
-- Time Magazine
"One of the hippest children's artists ... Berkner's a blast."
-- Family Fun
NEW YORK -- Beloved children's recording artist and preschool TV favorite Laurie Berkner will release a compilation of greatest hits, The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection, on October 14th. The album is the follow-up to The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band, which has consistently been a top-seller on the children's music chart since it was released in 2010.
Six of The Laurie Berkner Band's CDs are represented: Whaddaya Think of That? (1997); Buzz Buzz (1998); Victor Vito (1999); Under A Shady Tree (2002); Rocketship Run (2008) and the DVD/CD Party Day! (2011). The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection also features three bonus tracks, including the song "One Seed," which has not appeared on any previous album.
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the "kindie" music genre and was dubbed "The undisputed queen of kindie rock" by USA Today. The Wall Street Journal noted, "Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups."
Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and was featured in nearly all of the episodes of the channel's Jack's Big Music Show. She currently stars in the animated musical short-form series Sing It, Laurie! on the Sprout preschool channel and makes regular appearances on Sprout's Sunny Side Up Show.
The Laurie Berkner Band features: Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion. Visit www.laurieberkner.com for more about the band, including tour dates and links to the band's Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages.
My five year old daughter is a huge Laurie Berkner fan! For her birthday last year she got her own CD player... and this CD has been playing for days. It is a truly fabulous mix of some of our favorite Laurie Berkner Band favorites all in one CD. I love watching her and her little brother dance around to their favorites, like I'm A Mess and The Airplane Song. And even my favorite, My Family, made it on in an extended full band version!
This CD has been providing my kids with hours of music and movement. It is sure to be a hit with any Laurie Berkner Band fan! And while I hate to say it so early... this is a GREAT stocking stuffer idea!