Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Laurie from?
Laurie is from Princeton, New Jersey.
Who are the other three members of the band? Where are Brian and Adam?
The Laurie Berkner Band features Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass), and Bob Golden (drums, percussion). Brian Mueller, the band's first bassist (until 2008), is Laurie's husband! However, Brian has decided to move on and pursue his other interests and talents. Adam Bernstein, the band's bassist from 2008-2012, is playing a lot of adult music shows under his own name, with Jonathan Coulton and many others. He also released a children's album of his own, called "Big Kid, Little Kid". You can find him on Twitter: @iamthebassman or on his website!
Is Laurie a Mommy?
Yes! She and Brian have a daughter named Lucy.
Does Laurie perform at private parties?
Is Laurie playing near me?!
Check our concert calendar for a performance schedule! And sign up for the mailing list to get updates on shows in your area and to purchase advance tickets.
Does Laurie have a fan club?
Yes! Become a part of our fan page and "Like" us on Facebook! You can also sign up for her mailing list to receive emails when she books a show in your area - and fans on the email list are eligible for presale tickets!
Does Laurie have a DVD out?
Yes! Her first DVD, "We are... The Laurie Berkner Band" came out in 2006. You can get it at the store on our website, at musicspace.com and at retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Barnes and Noble! Nickelodeon released "Let's Hear It for The Laurie Berkner Band" , a collection of videos seen on Nick Jr., on September 28th, 2010. The band released their latest DVD, "Party Day!" on July 26th, 2011. You can see all the DVD's here.
Are the "We are. . . The Laurie Berkner Band" videos the same as the ones on Nick Jr?
No... However, Nickelodeon has released a compilation DVD of many of the band's Nick Jr. videos called "Let's Hear It for The Laurie Berkner Band".
Why do the songs on the CDs sound a little different from the songs on Nick Jr?
When Laurie shot the videos, she also re-recorded all the songs for Nick Jr.
Are the versions of the songs heard on Nick Jr. available on CD?
What CDs does Laurie have out? DVD? Books?
Laurie has lots of CDs, DVDs, books and more. For the most up to date list, check out the Music section of our website! You can purchase these items in many place, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, our online store, and more!
Does Laurie have a greatest hits CD?
Yes! "The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band" was released on June 29th, 2010, and can be found at our online store, Amazon, iTunes, and at most major CD retailers! Her second greatest hits compilation, "The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection" comes out on October 14th, 2014.
Can I buy Laurie's CDs, books, and DVD's in a store? Which stores?
How can I order Laurie's CDs and other merchandise?
Is Laurie making any new videos for Nick Jr?
No new videos have been recorded, but will let you know when we do! You can check out the TV show that Laurie co-created on Sprout, called "Sing it, Laurie!"
Is there a DVD of the videos seen on Nick Jr?
I bought a CD/DVD and it doesn't work, what do I do?
Whom do I contact if I want to inquire about booking Laurie and the band for a concert?
Is there sheet music available for Laurie's music?
Yes - we have a Songbook!
How can I write to Laurie?
Does Laurie read her fan mail?
Laurie tries hard to read and reply to all her emails, but being a working mom keeps her very busy, so she has little helper bees to help with her fan mail.
Are Laurie's songs available to download?
Yes! You can see all the buying options for each song on the song's page on our site, along with all the albums the song is featured on. You can download Laurie's music on iTunes and Amazon, and many other favorite download sites.
Is "My Family" available for purchase or download?
Yes you may purchase and download it from iTunes! An acoustic version of the song can also be found in the bonus material and on the bonus CD of our "Party Day!" DVD, and a full band version is featured on "The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection" (out on October 14th, 2014)
Where do I purchase, "Let's Hear It for the LBB"?
It is not scheduled to air again, but the DVD of the special "Let's Hear It for The Laurie Berkner Band" was released in September, 2010.
How do I stay up to date with the latest on the LBB?