With a voice like “liquid silver”, she has “the Smokey quality of great saloon singers, with a distinctly modern edge.” That’s how a festival promoter and a newspaper columnist for the “The Columbian”, Vancouver, Washington described Laini Risto and her warm sultry voice.
For the last 20 years, Laini Risto has been belting out swing tunes, country ballads, jazz standards and pop classics performing at festivals, fairs, jazz clubs, corporate events and private parties throughout Washington, Oregon, California and Texas. Laini Risto has performed thousands of dates and her music has been heard by millions of people around the world!
“Viking Agency has been coordinating entertainment for West Coast Fairs and Events for over 30 years…Laini is a HUGE hit with event patrons…She promises and delivers an exciting, well polished show which entertains all ages. Laini Risto is professional, consistently good and always reliable. Definitely an asset to any venue or event!”
– Judie Fatland, President, Viking Entertainment Agency
Talk to Laini’s many fans and you will hear them compare her to Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, Anne Murray, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Martina McBride or even Bette Midler. Laini has a knack for connecting with people at all ages by playing tunes that everyone can relate to like “Crazy,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “The Rose,” and “The Letter.” During the last 30 years she has performed at some of the biggest fairs/festivals in the Western US including the: Big Fresno Fair, Ventura County Fair, Alameda County Fair, Orange County Fair, Clark County Fair, Oregon State Fair, and many more!
“Laini’s crystal clear powerful voice is a perfect fit for any corporate event, fair or festival. She has a knack for playing songs that everybody knows and in a style that captivates you to keep listening for more!!!!”
– Lloyd Mabrey, Entertainer / Comedian at Do Your Best, Inc.
Fairs, Agents, Talent Reps, Corporate Event Planners and Festivals LOVE using Laini Risto because of the flexibility of her act and that her credentials speak for themselves including:
• “Best Traditional Female Country Artist” by Indie World Country Record Report in Nashville, TN.
• Reached # 1 with “Sweet Dreams” on the Indie World Country Charts in Nashville, TN.
• Topped the #1 spot on the country music chart of Spain with her version of “Crazy”.
• “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” reached #1 on the Indie World Country chart in Nashville, TN
Laini has recorded 6 Albums, 1 Multi-Media DVD, and has released various videos including “I’ll Be Here For You”, a tribute to the men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces around the world. All of her music is currently in rotation on radio stations all over the world and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and CDBaby.
“Laini is a great vocalist and these songs show it! Very Smooth, Delightful singer!”
– Real Country Radio (Japan)
“Great Voice – Laini has a knack for the classics!”
– Compagnie Radio (Netherlands)
“Oh Laini what beautiful music. So soothing. Angel voice.”
- Susie, USA (Fan on Jango Internet Radio)