Lorraine started her singing career in the early 80’s as lead singer with NYJO, recording her feature album, Shades of Blue and Green, in 1987.

She subsequently joined and recorded with NYJO alumnus Mark Nightingale’s trombone band project, Bone Structure, as feature vocalist.

She took part in the national final to find the British entry for the 1991 Eurovision song contest, where she finished third, behind Samantha Janus and Brendan Faye, with her song A Little Bit of Heaven.

Following this Lorraine toured as lead vocalist with a number of British big bands including the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the BBC Big Band, the BBC Radio Strings and the Joe Loss Orchestra, and has made occasional vocal appearances with Jay Craig (no relation) and His Orchestra.

She came out of ‘retirement’ to record It’s Over, a stunning duet with Andy Wood’s trombone, on A Way With Words – an album recorded as a tribute to Bill Ashton to celebrate his 70th birthday.



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