Uplifting Harmonies & Mellow Vocals
(You can book Lorrayn as a soloist on her own or with her band Dark Sparkle)
Performing on my own I sing classic jazz standards old and new to include songs from Anita Baker, Karen Souza, Sade, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Renee Olstead, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and many more. With my live band Dark Sparkle I am joined by the amazing singer that is Ian Raines and we perform a combination of Easy Listening and more Up Tempo music: Soul, Motown, R&B , contemporary Pop and Rock classics once your partly gets going.
I am just as comfortable performing as a solist using backing tracks or as a duo with an accompanist pianist or guitarist; or with Ian and a live full four piece band of Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys as required. It all depend on the nature of your event and the kind of music you want. Just fill in the booking form below and we will get back to you to discuss the details.
My mission statement is that we bring enjoyment and pleasure to your event and make it something really memorable and special for you. I have a lot of fun performing at gigs and many years of experience from singing regularly in the Savoy Hotel, on the continent and in America. It is this infectious joy and love of music that my musicnas and I bring to your event.
We look forward to meeting you and making your event a fantastic occasion.
I am the Musical Director of Dark Sparkle and one of its main front singers. I have a wealth of experience behind me with many years performing in leading London venues and internationally.
When I was based in London I enjoyed long term residencies at major London hotels notably The Savoy Hotel London and London Hilton Hotels. I also appeared at many other prestigious well known venues including Inn on The Park at Hyde Park, The Barbican and The PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho.
I used to tour and appeared regularly in America, Europe and South East Asia in the early part of my musical career. I studied music at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
I am very fortunate to bring in other singers to sing with me and currently I am delighted to have Ian Raines singing with the live band.
Ian Raines is an experienced singer whose professional career has seen him record and perform everything from pop, rock, jazz and soul to gentle ballads. To date, he has appeared on six UK recorded albums and seven UK hit singles after having been discovered by pop writer legend Geoff Morrow whilst recording the vocal for a commercial.
One of his first gigs was as a backing vocalist for Sandy Shaw and also Zaine Griff. He has duetted with Stephanie Lawrence and appeared at the Jazz Cafe, The Rainbow in Finsbury Park and The Marquee Club in Soho and has been lead singer with has a single currently out with rock band Rococo. In addition to being an accomplished vocalist he also plays guitar (six string & bass) and saxophone.
Ian and I have been performing together for two years now. We met when Ian joined one of the local choirs over which I was the Musical Director. On hearing Ian sing a solo I was so blown away that I asked him to join Dark Sparkle Live Band with me. We have never looked back and i feel very lucky to have such a talented singer with me.