"Once upon a time, Elvis brought out the screaming fans, and then there were the Beatles. These days there's Laurie Berkner." - Good Morning America, August 2006.
Children's music phenomenon Laurie Berkner turned her experience as a preschool music specialist by day and rock singer by night into a career as one of the biggest names in family music. Laurie's intelligent, accessible songwriting, warm, captivating vocals and infectious melodies stand out among other children's entertainment and have won legions of little fans as well as their parents.
Over the past several years, The Laurie Berkner Band has garnered rave reviews from the press, made appearances on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly and enjoyed huge CD/DVD sales. The band's DVD debuted in 2006 at NO. 1 on Billboard's Top Music Video chart, and is nearing quadruple platinum status. The Laurie Berkner Band appears in nearly every episode of Jack's Big Music Show on the Noggin TV channel (Nickelodeon's commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers), as well as in music videos between programming.
The Laurie Berkner Band's albums have received rave reviews in publications ranging from People to Time magazines and won multiple awards including an N.A.P.P.A. Gold Award and a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award. The band enjoys a strong touring base, with sold-out shows across the country. The Washington Post took note of the band's popularity in concert: "Jimmy Buffett has his Parrotheads. The Grateful Dead have their legendary Deadheads. Laurie Berkner has, um, Dino-heads? Or as one parent described herself and other fanatics, 'Laurie heads.'"
Photos by Noggin and Laurie Berkner