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
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
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 choppers!
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.