The Grammy-nominated Milkshake Band has released five award-winning CDs, a Parent’s Choice Silver Award-winning DVD Screen Play, and a comic book inspired by a TV show idea the band had.
Milkshake has had music videos on Nick Jr., PBS KIDS and the Emmy-winning cartoon ToddsWorld. Their fourth CD, Great Day, was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Musical Recording for Children” in 2010. Their latest release, Got A Minute? features 32 short songs inspired by and including the 13 one-minute songs they created for PBS KIDS.
Milkshake is known for incredibly interactive and energetic live performances that please all ages.
2002 - Happy Songs
2004 - Bottle of Sunshine
2007 - Play!
2009 - Great Day
2013 - Got A Minute?
LOVE RIOT biography by John Duffy
Formed in Baltimore in 1994 by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, Love Riot came to epitomize the sweet and sophisticated pop sounds emanating from countless mix format radio stations in the 1990s. The two had worked together in various bands for at least ten years. And while the band persistently flirted with success in that very genre through well-placed television exposure and constant performances, it must have been all the more frustrating when they went on an indefinite sabbatical in 1999.
In 1996, the band released Maybe She Will on the small, California-based Squirrel Boy Records. A skillful blending of lightweight acoustic instrumentation and unabashedly radio-friendly pop, the record achieved respectable regional attention from slightly adventurous adult contemporary listeners.
An EP, Killing Time, was released a year later to capitalize on the band's performance on the television series Providence and the Baltimore-lensed Homicide: Life on the Street. They played the title song as subway buskers in one episode, giving them brief national attention. Royalty payments helped the band fund Heaven Can Wait, released in early 1999 and paid for out of their own pocket. Later that same year, Mathews became pregnant with her first child. After a few months of playing well-attended smoke-free shows, the band called it quits.