CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE LAURIE BERKNER BAND!
"The queen of children's music" —People Magazine
"What's better than a visit with Santa Claus? How about hearing Laurie Berkner sing?" —The New York Times
Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner loves the holidays so much she's planned three festive holiday concerts for NYC Tri-State Area families this year! Laurie invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with The Laurie Berkner Band on:
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m.
WHEN: Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m.
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, at 11:00 a.m.
Says Laurie Berkner, "One of my favorite things about the winter holidays is playing our Laurie Berkner Band holiday shows! I love singing the songs I grew up celebrating with (plus some new favorites!) and sharing them with the kids and families who so generously allow us to become part of their holiday traditions."
The Laurie Berkner Band's concerts will celebrate the season with such traditional, secular songs as "Jingle Bells," and "Frosty the Snowman," plus originals from Laurie's well-loved album, A Laurie Berkner Christmas, like "Santa's Coming to My House Tonight." Laurie and the band will pay tribute to Hanukkah with "Candle Chase" and "The Dreidel Song." They'll also perform an array of Laurie's greatest hits, such as "We Are The Dinosaurs," "Victor Vito," and "Pig On Her Head," along with several soon-to-be classics from Laurie's new album, Superhero. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads), and Laurie hopes everyone will join in the holiday spirit and sing along!
Laurie Berkner's holiday shows have become a beloved seasonal tradition for many families, as essential as chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Enthused Westchester Magazine, "Laurie Berkner is considered a godsend by parents for being one of a handful of children's musicians that all members of the family can enjoy in equal measure. If your kids are climbing the walls waiting for Santa to arrive and think they'll burst before December 25, have them let off some steam seeing Berkner in concert."
Dubbed "one of children's music's biggest success stories" by USA Today, Laurie Berkner's original songs, albums, DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie is the uncrowned queen of children's music and the power behind the progressive "kindie rock" movement.
Laurie Berkner was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and was featured in nearly all 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 has made frequent appearances on Sprout's Sunny Side Up morning show. Laurie is also a familiar presence on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live.
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music nearly twenty years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. Time Magazine lauded Laurie as "a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow ... Berkner inhabits a kid's curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated—very repeated—listenings." The Wall Street Journal called Laurie "one of the most popular children's performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups."
Watch Laurie Berkner in action on her Youtube channel HERE.
The Laurie Berkner Band features Laurie Berkner, vocals/guitar; Susie Lampert, keyboards; Brady Rymer, bass; and Bobby Golden, drums/percussion.