'Man, do they make sweet music,' praises Country Weekly columnist Larry Holden. He's talking about the all-girl country pop harmony group Honey Pig, who've been catching the eyes and ears of fans and industry folk alike. The band has received airplay on L.A.'s country flagship KZLA, appearing on both the morning show with Peter Tilden, and Buzz's influential alt-country music roundup, 'Altville'. The 'Pigs' also sang their 3 part National Anthem at this year's Laker's vs Mavericks game at the Staples Center. Musically, 'Honey Pig present their country-pop tunes in three-part harmonies that carry you right into the heart of Dixie Chick territory,' says Music Connection Club Editor Bernard Baur. 'I'd compare us to the Judds, Dixie Chicks and Emmy Lou, Dolly, and Linda Ronstadt as a trio,' says Honey Pig vocalist Laura Milby, who, along with Corrie Shenigo and Debi Derryberry, make up the vocal front for the band. 'My grandfather was a professional singer... I've been singing for as long as I can remember' smiles Derryberry. 'At the age of 9 I got my first guitar and wrote my first song. My family would always entertain ourselves on road trips with 3 part harmonies.' Derryberry's voice has been heard internationally in Paramount/Nickelodeon's Academy Award-nominated character Jimmy Neutron. Derryberry supplies voices for a gamut of characters, including the Emmy Award-winning show Life with Louie, Charlotte's Web II and Disney's Lady and the Tramp II, as well as the voice of Mattel's hugely popular lead Diva Star doll 'Alexa.' Some of Derryberry's on-camera credits include Party of Five, Ghostworld, and ComicBook the Movie. Laura Milby got her vocal training in the same age-old place as Bach and Elvis - church. 'Church choir, church musicals, church, church, church,' she recalls. Milby grew up in Varina, Virginia (outside Richmond) with six brothers to make her tough - and keep her that way. She tinkered with a variety of instruments, including piano, flute and bass. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech. Musical tours have taken her all over the East coast and as far as Seoul, Korea. Milby's on-camera career has exploded in the past year and she can be seen on The OC, NYPD Blue and several commercials including Comcast, Gateway and State Farm. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, Corrie Shenigo was raised by an opera singer and a rock n' roll guitarist, which explains her wide range of music influences. She has appeared on stage, screen and radio, most memorably working alongside Al Pacino in the feature film Hits. She also appeared with Ernest Borgnine in The Blue Light and on The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives. She spent a summer touring with Smokey Joe's Café and returned to LA in search of a project that she could really 'sink her teeth into'. She found that with Laura and Debi and is thrilled to be the newest member of Honey Pig. 'It's been so great...I can't imagine doing anything else.' Another multi-talented Honey Pig, Shenigo can also be heard on the movie soundtrack Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel and has recently voiced two character's in the soon to be released children's project, The Liddles. Honey Pig formed in the San Fernando Valley and quickly released Exactly As We Are, which drew regional acclaim. 'So good it'll make you holler soo-wee!' praises Country Weekly, while Music Connection flat out declares, 'go get the CD - it's right purty!' Fellow trade Music Biz lauded, 'Vocally tight and strong, high in the quality of the tunes,' adding '...their music speaks the language of the new millennium.' Honey Pig's live shows also gained the band accolades. 'Honey Pig is a heart-warming, endearing and very funny group,' says Music Connection, adding ' Their harmonies are magical and their countrified folk tunes are ingeniously written. This is an act that could make the Grinch smile and have you humming their songs all the way home.' Sweet music, indeed!
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