December 23, 2015 - "A Magical Christmas" 

I'd like to present my newest song, "A Magical Christmas", which came to me in a flash on December 15, 2015.  I quickly recorded the idea, and it was finished on Thursday December 17th.  It's a happy, upbeat song, with a swingin' beat and plenty of girl-group harmonies to celebrate the season!  I hope you enjoy!  

November 29, 2013  -  Videos from "Sanctuary of Sound"

Castle of Sand

Two of a Kind

Beautiful World

Run to the Sun

Monkey Business

Gold Plated Girl

July 25, 2013

International Pop Overthrow 16 Compilation CD and my Vancouver Performance Date 

On this year's International Pop Overthrow compilation CD, I have written a brand-new song, called "On With The Show".  It's part of a triple-disc compilation of the great bands who are taking part in The International Pop Overthrow Festival hosted in various cities in the USA, Canada, and the UK.  If you are interested in this compilation, there are more details here.   

I'm also happy to announce my performance date for the Vancouver Festival:

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 8pm, my set is from 8:45-9:15pm 
Venue: The Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC)
Cover: $10

I will be performing songs from each of my albums, plus the new song that I wrote for the IPO compilation CD. 

If you are interested in purchasing any of my own CD's, I will have a small supply of them available for sale ($10 each) at the merchandise table that night.


June 20, 2013

 NOW AVAILABLE - Special edition PODCAST - (75 minute show) - Radio Outlet with Lee Rosevere (from CBC Radio One) - I was interviewed about my new album, my musical process, and I also got to play guest DJ with a list of some of the coolest songs from the 60's. You'll hear tracks from my new album, groovy music from my influences, and our banter in between! 


Episode #18 - special guest Laurie Biagini by Radio Outlet on Mixcloud

May 30, 2013

Live interview on Blog Talk Radio on Larry Battson's Wild World radio show!  Listen to the podcast here.  (Interview starts right after the news updates)


May 11, 2013   

Cover art for "Sanctuary of Sound"

May 8, 2013

Presenting "Sanctuary of Sound"!

After almost 18 months of writing and production, my 4th CD, "Sanctuary of Sound" has now been officially released, on May 8, 2013.  There are 14 songs on this album, that fall into different groups of themes that sort of fell into place after all the songs were written and recorded.  From the seasons, to experiences along the way, reminiscing, and the creative use of metaphor , I wrote the music with no particular theme in mind, just jotting down ideas in my notebook as I was capturing the melodies that seemed to materialize out of nowhere, yet were heavily influenced by all my favorite music from the 60's.  It was by chance that the songs happened to form into clusters of themes, and the album was sequenced to reflect this.   

"Sanctuary of Sound" refers to my own studio - my happy place, where I can just relax and have fun making music.  This album is the result of doing just that. Special thanks go out to my guest artists, Fabrizio Serrecchia (from Ciampino, Rome, Italy) and Vinnie Zummo (from New York, NY, USA) for adding some fantastic guitar work to my music.  Vinnie also cowrote and added vocals on the final track "Sunset".  Many thanks go out to my mastering engineer, Steve Turnidge for his excellent work in mastering and sequencing the songs into an album that I am very proud of. 

I hope you enjoy listening to the album, as much as I enjoyed to make it!  

Happy summer!  Have fun!  


May 4, 2013

Official release date for "Sanctuary of Sound" is Wednesday, May 8, 2013!  The first shipment of CD's is on its way to the CD Baby warehouse, and I also have an option for people to purchase directly from my manufacturer, Kunaki, which is located in Nevada.  They ship worldwide.  CD's are priced at $10 each plus shipping.  Ordering information is located on my website's home page

April 27, 2013

Back from UltraViolet Studios in Seattle, with my Production Master of "Sanctuary of Sound"!

April 24, 2013

We are fast approaching the release of my 4th album, "Sanctuary of Sound"!  The final song was finished and mastered on April 22, and I will be making the trip to Seattle this weekend to visit my Mastering Engineer, Steve Turnidge, to sequence the album and make the master disc!  

In the meantime, I'm designing the artwork for the CD and attending to the other details involved in getting the finished product ready for release.  I don't have a firm date for release, as everything depends on how fast CD Baby can process the new addition to my catalogue, (and also how fast the mail can get the first set of discs over to the CD Baby warehouse).  But I am hoping to have the release sometime in early May!  

Stay tuned! 

In the meantime you can hear some of my new music on my Music, Videos & Photos page. 

July 12, 2012

Halfway into 2012, and I'm pleased to to report that production is going well for my 4th album.  I currently have 5 new songs finished with 2 more in progress at this time.  The album at this point is untitled, though I have a few themes in mind.  If all goes well, I expect to have this album ready for release in spring 2013, but in the meantime, I've been posting the new tunes at for you to hear as production on the album progresses.

November 23, 2011

I'm happy to announce the official release of my 3rd album, "A Go-Go Girl in a Modern World" today!  This album took 20 months to complete, and features 14 songs, inspired by the music and fun themes from the 1960's! 

There are 2 songs on the album that were co-written.  The first of these is  "In the Eyes of a Little Girl", cowritten and performed as a duet with the fabulous Maxi Dunn, a brilliant songwriter and artist in her own right,  and with the talented Peter Hackett (of Cult of Wedge) on lead guitar.
The 2nd co-write is a song about a brand new dance called "The California Quake", with lyrics and choreography by Elaine McAfee Bender.  Elaine was a go-go dancer in the sixties and now is a choreographer and dance teacher.  Her lyrics and experience brought a nice authenticity to this dance song. 

I was also very happy to have Richard Snow Hattersley (of Richard Snow and the Inlaws) record the guitars, bass and drums on the song "My Little SUV", a song that is my modern spin on the car songs of the 60's. 

And last but not least, I am grateful to my talented friend, Fabrizio Serrecchia (of Soundserif), for playing lead guitar on "A Go-Go Girl in a Modern World", "The Invisible Guy", "Chameleon Man", and "A Ride on the Train".  The album is available through CD Baby.  

Dance Steps to "The California Quake"

(Choreography by Elaine McAfee Bender)

In 8 counts -
Stroll to the left (step step step touch) Step Touch Step Touch
1, 2, 3, 4 5 6 7 8
Swim - Swim (Right arm, Left arm)
1-2 3-4
Hip - Hip (Right arm to hip, Left arm to hip)
5-6 7-8
Step - Step (forward) Clap Clap
1 2 3 4
Step Step (back) Clap Clap
5 6 7 8
Pulse and shake turning in a full circle
8 counts
Repeat above, but this time moving to the Right with opposite footwork and arms.

 Go-Go girl, Elaine McAfee Bender

February 14, 2011  

Valentines Day 2011 marks the official launch of my website,

It's a work in progress, and will be the central point for information about my music, videos, and performances. In the coming months, expect to see more information, photos, and interactive features!

Last updated May11, 2013