Larkin McLean
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Larkin McLean

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
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"Los Angeles Daily News"

all about having fun - the naughtier the better, but with enough class to stay just to the nice side of the nasty line. This is a jazzy collection of swinging anthems encouraging ladies to cut loose; they'd work just as well in a hip cabaret as they would at a spring break kegger. - Los Angeles Daily News


"jsitop21.com"

"If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye" by LarkinMcLean treats you to a voice that's incredible. Like a runaway train. I go crazy every time I play it. Check it out. You'll feel the same.-John Shelton Ivany - jsitop21.com


"Lifegoesstrong.com"

"Live musicians, spunky gal thrush out in front — all that's missing is an old-school variety show for McLean to appear on! Dean Martin, where have ye gone??"-David Weiss - lifegoesstrong.com


"jazzreview.com"

Larkin's voice is ever present to cajole, inflame and inspire desire -Mike Brannon
- jazzreview.com


"International Review of Music"

I think it’s possible that this CD may be a bit like a Buster Keaton silent film. Funny, engaging, fast paced and oh so very well constructed.-Brian Arsenault - IROM.wordpress.com


"smother.net"

Hot and sultry vocals against a bossa nova and jazz background tell the age old story about lust and love and sex and everything between. Sensuous lyrics that are told with breathy and wispy vocals will titillate your inner sensuality. Soulful jazz blues that are fit for lounges or hipster living rooms. And despite the title this isn’t a vulgar album whatsoever—unless you’re too much of a prude to a beautiful lady in her underwear. I like the Tahitian influences that popped up on a couple of the tracks.-Smother.net (J.Sin)
- smother.net


"CDbaby.com"

Larkin McLean continues to AMAZE with her latest effort, X-Rated Musical. Larkin's song writing talent combined with her sultry, enveloping voice makes this cd a must have in every collection. Don't delay. You won't be disappointed! CDbaby.com Reviewer: Tom Woolley


- CDbaby.com


"platterpicks.com"

Larkin McLean sounds as she was just pulled from the set of Chicago. Yet, to label her as a lounge lizard would be shameful. Her raspy, sweet voice is easy to listen to, while her lyrics are a surprise.- Lauren Rabadi - platterpicks.com


"Metro L.A."

Sure, there are mentions of love and sex, but they're really done with a bit of a wink and a smile, as compared with being sexy, steamy, sultry songs themselves. Larkin's voice is very pleasant and full of whimsy, and the tunes are produced in a very simple way.- Jay Matsueda - Metro L.A.


"Reviewermag.com"

A talented chanteuse who is arriving in time to freshen up a wilting musical spectrum.-KM - Reviewermag.com


"Collected Sound "Women In Music""

There is a definite theatrical aspect to this music. I feel like it is something I want to see performed live in a dark club with a martini in front of me. The songs range from peppy silly to sevy and sultry, but all in the same style. McLean's voice is perfect for this genre. It's lovely.-Amy Lotsberg - Collected Sounds


Discography

3 CD's "Larkin McLean", "X-rated Musical", "If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye"

The song "Roma Roma" from the CD "X-rated Musical" was chosen for the radioexpress compilation to be played on 3000 radio stations overseas. It continues to play in China.

The song "My Bottom's Gonna Get Me To The Top" & Tom Waits Cover "Pasties & A G-String" was played on The Dr. Demento Show.

The song "Pasties & A G-String was chosen for "Single of The Day" by Jody Whitesides.

The song "Bachelorette" was chosen for the IndieMusicSampler.com blog.

The Song "Bachlorette", "If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye" & a Tom Waits cover of "Pasties & A G-String was played on Carolyn Fox's Hollywood Spotlight 1580 AM.

Many songs from "If You're A Wild Girl Say Aye" were played on The Buddahman Experience on Monsterrock.net and the Seattle affiliate station.

The song "Crashing" has been played on Freshair FM in Edinburgh Scotland.

The song "Do I still Love You" and "Devil Tuesday" from the CD "X-rated Musical" and "No Mooon At All" from the CD "Larkin McLean" played on Carolyn Fox's KHZ 1590 AM in Los Angeles California and in Baltimore Maryland

The first 4 songs off of "X-rated Musical" was played on the femalemusician.com radio program which also is syndicated in Canada.

Live TV performance on March 31st 2006. "Eye on the Desert" CBS 2 Palm Springs California. Performing "Do I Still Love You" and the rest of the songs as bumpers for the the commercial breaks.

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Bio

You know what's better than a bio? Bullet points!

--It was Sarah Vaughn's paino accompanist, the late George Gaffney that told Larkin she should make an album.

-- "If You're A Wild Girl" is a featured top seller in the jazz pop genre at CDbaby.com

-- 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!

-- Burlesque fans love Larkin's music video, "Devil Tuesday" from her second CD "X-rated Musical". She's been complimented by many people... and one guy in particular, many times.

--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.