The Frog Kissed Me:
(and pending online release for Barnes & Nobel and Kobo)
Abby Berman is a singer, songwriter and piano player based out of Los Angeles, California. Her melodic vocal and piano based music relates to fans of Fiona Apple, Adele, Regina Spektor, Joss Stone, Feist, and Florence and the Machine and many other soulful blues and pop musicians. Influenced by a wide variety of musicians like Billy Joel, Prince, Tori Amos, Cake, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Carole King and Fiona Apple, this is music that touches anyone, at any place and time.
Born and raised in Ventura County, Abby started playing piano at the age of 5 and wrote her first song at age 6. Classically trained in piano and singing in church growing up, she didn’t put the two together until the age of 13. After performing for friends and family so frequently, and realizing how much she could touch people with her music, it was obvious that this was Abby’s calling.
At 18, Abby decided to focus on a solo career. She released a demo, which included her song “Russian Roulette.” The song was later turned into a video, released at the independent New York and Los Angeles film festivals.
More recently, Abby has been the front person, singer, keyboard player and co-songwriter for her bluesy funk rock band Tracing Amber. They had 2 full length albums, both self titled, and an untitled EP. Developing her stage performance and bluesy, soulful voice, this was Abby’s destined venue, which is evident in her immense talent.
Currently, Abby is recording her first full length solo album, which is scheduled to release on iTunes later this year. It will be going back to her roots of blues pop and folk. Abby feels it is the perfect representation of who she is as a musician.