Lorraine and the Flames is an exciting new sophisticated jazz band emerging from Covid-19 lockdowns. Together they produce a highly polished smooth jazz sound that would not be out of place in a Las Vegas Palace.
Lorraine is very engaging and performs golden oldies from The Great American Song Book with flourish and her highly skilled musicians, piano, double bass, guitar and drums, will fulfil your up-and-coming events requirements with a touch of class!
Lorraine is a new name to the UK’s music world but with an accomplished voice and elegant and stylish sound, you would be forgiven for thinking the Irish singer was a seasoned pro.
A chance meeting with her idol Barbra Streisand in Italy a couple of years ago, gave Lorraine the drive to focus once again on her own music after raising three children. The result being a confident and compelling collection of original songs and covers, released in the autumn of 2018.
Lorraine has honed her sound into a smooth and soulful blend of jazz and pop with a distinct Celtic flavour - a nod to her Irish roots.
Her own songs, tackle universal topics like love, loss, pain and physical attraction.
Inspiration originally came from Lorraine’s formative record collection which included Bobby Freeman’s seminal version of Do You Wanna Dance, as well as some Gilbert O’Sullivan and Manhattan Transfer. Influences since have been equally diverse – she cites Earth Wind & Fire, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Pavarotti and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson but her two biggest influences are Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald, hence the recent jazz set she has compiled with her band Lorraine and The Flames, covering many of the great melodies from The Great American Songbook.
John Martin – Drums and Percussion.
John studied for four years at the National Academy of Rudimentary Drummers of Australia, under the highly renowned tutor Harry Lebler.
John’s drumming style is based on strong technique and the application of rudiments to the drum set. He is also an accomplished player of a range of percussion instruments.
Over a period extending more than five decades John has performed internationally with numerous jazz, fusion, soul and rock groups in some thirty countries around the world.
John recently completed a six-year stint with Asian band Graveyard Shift based in Singapore.
He resides in London, UK
Mike Pratt Bass Guitarist
Is a double bass and bass guitar player, composer and producer based in London. He has recently written and performed with country artist and TV presenter Laura Evans, West End musical star Oliver Tompsett, and 90's soul band Curiosity Killed the Cat. He is musical director for the live theatre rockumentary Seven Decades which recently ran at the V&A. Mike is currently producing songs for Jamie Johnson, semi-finalist of The Voice. On the London jazz scene, Mike has performed with Acantha Lang, Dave O'Higgins and Liane Carroll, and at venues including Ronnie Scott's, The Jazz Cafe, the Royal Albert Hall and the Cape Town Jazz Festival.
Pete Roth - Guitarist
Pete Roth has just finished his fourth international tour for MGP records promoting his albums Meridian and Circus in the Sky. As well as touring the country with the musical-show “That’s the way it was”. He is also in an internationally touring trio with Nicolas Meier (Jeff Beck group) and Dave Suttle.
Pete has worked professionally since 1998 on the German prime time Television show “ Hitparade der Volksmusik” He has been Musical Director in a private TV production and plays+ MD’s different bands all over the country as well as having travelled the world on his work for P&O cruise ships on board the Oriana.
Most recently he was MD in a jazz club for an 8 gig series of themed jazz events playing and coordinating with Englands jazz elite.
Robert Webb - Keyboards
Robert was born and brought up in Dagenham, East London.
From aged 4, he attended the Barking & Dagenham Saturday morning music school and quickly learnt how to read, write, and play music on several instruments.
Originally, he trained classically, but in his teens grew a passion for Pop, Soul and Jazz music.
Professionally, Robert has played and recorded for many artists such as Cliff Richard, The Supremes, Kim Wilde and Rietta Austin.
Robert also works as a studio producer and arranger recording albums for various artists.
More recently, Robert arranged the music for the hit musical Love Beyond which performed multiple dates at Wembly Arena
Fascinating Rhythm(George & Ira Gershwin)The Man I Love(George & Ira Gershwin) Stardust(Hoagy Carmichael)How Long Has This Been Going On(George & IraGershwin)You Took Advantage of Me(Rogers & Hart)Makin’ Whoopee(Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn)You Do Something to Me(Cole Porter)All of Me(Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons)Dream A Little Dream(Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt,Gus Kahn)It’s Only A Paper Moon(Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg,Billy rose)Night & Day(Cole Porter)Blue Moon(Rogers & Hart)Summertime(George Gershwin & Dubose Heyward)Pennies From Heaven(Arthur Johnson, Johnny Burke)That Old Black Magic(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
La Vie En Rose(Louiguy, Marguerit Monnot)Every Time We Say Goodbye(Cole Porter)Don’t Explain(Billie Holiday, Arthur Hertzog)I’m Gonna Love Til I Die(Walter Kent, MannCurtis, Al Hoffman)Unforgettable(Irving Gorgon)Sway(Pablo Beltran Ruiz, Norman Gimbel)Smile(Charlie Chaplin)Fly Me to The Moon(Bart Howard)Wee Small Hours(David Mann)Boy From Ipanema(Antonio Carlos Jobim, ViniciusDe Moraes)Oh Lori(The Alessi Brohers)Dance Me To The End of Love(Leonard Cohen)Damn U(Prince)Slow(Rumer)
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Celebrities - (Personal Appearances)
20 min performance 15 min meet and greet
It was a brilliant set and Lorraine was stunning and her voice is amazing. The Flames are incredibly talented. The repertoire contained a beautifully composed selection. The introductions to each song were thoughtful and gave insight. It was a marvellous evening, and I would definitely go to another.
Councillor Samantha Rayner
Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Business, Corporate & Resident Services, Culture & Heritage, & Windsor; Armed Forces Champion