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High stakes mysteries with original music composed from the storyline

About the Author

It all started with music for me.  After years of singing and playing music by the creative giants of the past several decades, I   began writing my own songs.  Most song lyrics tell a story, and after singing so many of those stories,  I got the idea to write my own stories about a world that's often misunderstood:  the music business!

Today's journeyman musicians have to be savvy and hardworking to survive.  They're passionate and ambitious. The Liz Hanlon series takes readers inside the lives of singer-songwriter Liz Hanlon, and dozens of creative characters, offering a close-up of the actual songwriting process, and live performances.  Hear the songs they write and perform on each book's "SOUNDTRACK," or chose individual songs or books from the download links above.

She Saw You Comin'
The way you look tonight

Don’t miss . . .

The Barbara Reed Group 


“Great Vocals.  So entertaining . . . The Real Deal!”

--Beth McGuire, About Town Magazine


“. . . I heard everything from Bonnie Raitt to Blue Moon . . .”

---Valley Weekend

Los Angeles Times


“Barbara Reed exudes class.”

--Al Rudis, Long Beach Press Telegram


See below for Repeat performances 


The show . . .


Upbeat, entertaining, and classy, with plenty of kick for dancing or listening to your favorite Pop & Blues hits, along with classic Jazz standards of several decades.  The shows are stacked with styles and rhythms featuring the most requested songs from renowned giants such as Billy Joel, Earth Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Orleans, Doobie Bros., Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Sam Cook, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Elvis, the Beatles, Elton John, Carol King and dozens more.  You’ll hear unforgettable titles by the memorable rockers of the 50s & 60s, plus previous hits from the big band era, early blues classics by Bessie Smith, piano classics from Fats Waller, and theme music for special events.  



  • Dodger Stadium  A five-year stay as the house band for Barbara & Jeff Fish (Blue Fish) at the Stadium Club

  • The Black Marlin, Tustin

  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

  • City of Los Angeles

  • Los Alamitos Bay Yacht Club

  • Long Beach Yacht Club

  • Phil Trani’s Restaurant, Long Beach

  • The Jazz Kitchen  For 8 yrs, Barbara performed at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.  

  • Summer City Concerts:

    • San Gabriel, 

    • San Dimas, 

    • Long Beach, 

    • Laguna,

    • Laguna Niguel,

    • Lakewood,

    • Brea 

  • Galli's--8 yrs for The Barbara Reed Trio at Galli’s Piano Jazz in Rancho Cucamonga 

  • Barbara& Jeff Fish are back at Park Ave. in Stanton   Check schedule


  • The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach 

  • Staples Center

  • Ritz Carlton Hotel, Laguna Beach

  • Hamilton’s Steakhouse


  • Baci’s Italian Restaurant, Huntington Beach, CA

  • Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dana Point—Barbara performed solo piano & vocal weekly for over two years.


  • Calimesa Country Club

  • Long Beach Yacht Club

  • Lakewood Country Club

  • Seal Beach Yacht Club

  • Maggiano’s Italian Restaurants

  • The Sea Country Center’s Summer Concert at Laguna Niguel

  • Countless shows throughout Southern California for lounge entertainment as well as private, corporate and promotional events. 

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