Patty Spiglanin: Vocals and Guitar: Patty founded the band back in 1990
as The Naked Barbie Dolls. Throughout the group's long history, including
name changes and a shifting lineup of lead guitarists, Patty's striking,
crystal clear voice has been the focal point of their recordings and stage
performances. She writes most of the band's songs, either on her own
or in collaboration with her fellow Barbies.
Patty grew up in Orange County, CA, but has lived in the Bay Area for many
years. She occasionally performs solo acoustic showcases in local
nightclubs and has toured various parts of the U.S. with other singer/songwriters.
Mike Conner: Keyboards, Accordion, Harp, etc.: Whether he's playing the
electric piano, blasting away on a harmonica or squeezing the accordion,
Mike is the Naked Barbie's all around utility instrumentalist. You
can always count on him to fill in the gaps and add texture to the band's
rootsy sound. On at least one occasion, he has actually taken a turn
at the microphone, too. Perhaps, we should rename him Mike Versatility.
If you think his talents end here, you would be mistaken. Mike is
also an award winning science fiction novelist, with a number of published
titles under his name. He is married to Lisa Seitz, a beautiful young
scientist, and they recently purchased a home in the Oakland hills. Mike
has now surprisingly taken up gardening. Notice Mike's new straight
Dan Lashkoff: Drums, Percussion, Vocals: Danny discovered drumming at an
early age and spent most of his youth in Modesto, California playing along
to Beatles records. Name a Beatles song and Danny can drum out Ringo's part.
He is also a salesman extraordinaire (ask anyone who walked into Bancroft
Clothing in the last 15 years to buy a pair of shoes) who now works as a
Sales Rep. He is married to the smart and lovely Annie Perry and is the
proud papa of Marnie, age 3 and new arrival Thomas.
Evan Eustis: Basses, Vocals: Evan, a native of Colorado, has been with the
Barbies almost from the band's inception in 1990. Before then he and Danny
played in a power trio called the Furlongs, which was one of the first bands
signed to Alias Records back in 1988. By day he is an Animal Control Officer
in Contra Costa County, by night he is an avid ice hockey player and tends
to his beloved dogs, Miss Bucket and Younger Gigi.