Award-Winning, Best-Selling Children’s Recording Artist Laurie Berkner To Release New Compilation Of Fan Favorites, The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection October 14th
“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
Beloved children’s recording artist and preschool TV favorite Laurie Berkner will release a compilation of greatest hits, The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection, (Two Tomatoes Records, distributed by Razor & Tie, running time 59:12) on October 14th. The CD 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 CD’s 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 albums.
Says Laurie, “As soon as I released The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band, I couldn’t wait for my next compilation to come out – because there were so many songs that I felt should have also been included on that album! Now that The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection is finally here, I am thrilled that it will not only include those hits, but also songs I’ve written since then that have already become classics. With a total of 22 favorite songs, this really is the ‘Ultimate’ collection!”
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, You Tube and Twitter pages. Media assets and press photos are available here: www.razorandtiepublicity.com.
THE ULTIMATE LAURIE BERKNER BAND COLLECTION TRACK LISTING:
Walk Along the River from Rocketship Run
Telephone from Buzz Buzz
Where Is The Cake? from Party Day
Choc-o-lot In My Pock-o-Lot from Under A Shady Tree
Bottle Caps from Victor Vito
The Cat Came Back from Whaddaya Think of That?
Party Day from Party Day
My Energy from Under A Shady Tree
The Airplane Song from Whaddaya Think of That?
I’m A Mess from Buzz Buzz
Mahalo from Under A Shady Tree
Mouse In My Toolbox from Rocketship Run
These Are My Glasses from Whaddaya Think of That?
Running Down The Hill from Under A Shady Tree
The Cookie Bakers of the Night from Buzz Buzz
Googleheads from Victor Vito
Shake Your Body Down from Party Day
Drive My Car from Under A Shady Tree
Goodnight from Victor Vito
My Family (extended full band version)
Magic Box (full band version)