You know what's better than a bio? Bullet points!
-- In a parallel universe, Larkin is probably a farmer... or a small kitten.
--Larkin speaks Italian fluently. Although, when she's in Italy they downgrade her to "reasonably proficient".
--She has no medical background, but Larkin has performed minor invasive surgery on someone. Seriously!...but just that one time.
--It was Sarah Vaughan's piano accompanist, the late George Gaffney that told Larkin she should make an album.
-- CDbaby.com called Larkin's first CD titled, "Larkin McLean" one of the "Best CD's to have sex to". Feel free to give it a try!
--Larkin once spontaneously jumped up on stage and participated in a "drop it like it's hot" contest. She did not win.
--Larkin's highly anticpated CD titled, "If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye" is her 3rd CD with musician/producer Kenny Lyon. Kenny has worked with Brazzaville, The Lemonheads, Jim Bianco, Los Super Elegantes, Petra Haden, Joel Virgel, Mark Curry, Joe Frank, Josie Cotton, James Lee Stanley....and the list goes on.
Here is a list of the musicians that are on the CD "If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye":
Kenny Lyon- producer, arranger, engineer, guitar and bass. Kenny is a rocanteur, super producer, song writer, and side man. Kenny has worked with Brazzaville, The Lemonheads, Jim Bianco, Los Super Elegantes, Petra Haden, Joel Virgel, Mark Curry, Joe Frank, Josie Cotton, James Lee Stanley....and the list goes on. (Here is a little radio interview about his experiences being a producer of gangster rap. Click here: The Unsung Pelon. It is a few stories in at the beginning.)
Jim DeJulio-bass- Jim is a force in music having worked the New York clubs with the likes of Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, Earl Garner, Lee Konitz and Hank Jones. He was on The Mike Douglas Show band for 19 years. During the show’s Philadelphia years he would tape a show and go over and work at Sigma Studios. Jim was also the bass player on the Frank Sinatra Orchestra and accompanied Anita O’day. He has done studio work in Los Angeles for many top movies and TV shows.
Gary Mallaber-drums- For an extensive look at his bio and disography click here: Gary
Jim Ehinger-piano- Jim was the keyboardist of choice to play on albums and/or tours with musical greats such as Coco Montoya, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, George Harrison, Steven Stills and Bob Weir. His rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue" opened the 1984 Olympics in LA and he served as Dennis Quaid's piano coach for the movie "Great Balls of Fire." His performance on "At This Moment" with Billy Vera and the Beaters helped propel the tune to be a million selling number one record. In NYC, Jim served as musical director for B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill and for the Mayer Theater in addition to his playing with other greats.
David Ralicke-horns- A respected veteran of the L.A. music scene, Ralicke's resume includes eight years playing with the Hollywood ska band Jump with Joey. He has also recorded and/or toured with the esteemed and varied likes of Macy Gray, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, Natalie Merchant, Beck, Ozomotli, Action Figure Party, Smokey Hormel's Henri, Jude, Boom Shaka and Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever.
Mike Boito-piano-Mike is a seasoned Los Angeles musician. He has played with Beck, The Brand New Heavies, Jump with Joey, The Latin band Sono-lux, Big Willie’s Burlesque, and Marques Wyatt to name a few.
Jason Pipkin-is currently with Jim Bianco, The Electones, and Breakestra.
Jason Meyers- Waiting on bio
Mike Duffy- Waiting on bio