Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons (CD Release)

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Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons (CD Release)

Kelley Swindall

Thu, November 13, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons
Lorraine Leckie is a New York based singer-songwriter. Lorraine Leckie grew up riding horses in Northern Ontario surrounded by the music of Neil Young. In the seventies she converted to punk rock, married Steve Leckie of the Viletones and started her career as a makeup artist in the fashion industry.

After a decade living in Europe, she put down roots in New York and began working with celebrity clients such as Paul McCartney and Heidi Klum. It wasn’t until the age of 37 that Leckie decided it was time for a change, got a guitar, and was soon performing all over the city playing venues such as Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall & Mercury Lounge. On stage she is often joined by her band of demons which are Hugh Pool on guitar, Paul Triff on drums and Charles DeChants on Bass.

Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons released Four Cold Angels in 2008, a deeply rooted rock album with grungy guitar and heavy-hitting drums. Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre collaborated with Leckie on a cover of the Pogues’ “Dirty Old Town” for the album.

This track went on to become the featured title track for the acclaimed 2011 film Dirty Old Town directed by Jenner Furst—an ode to the Lower East Side starring Billy Leroy, Leckie’s current husband and proprietor of the infamous Billy’s Antiques and Props.

Lorraine's full-length album, Rudely Interrupted (2012), is a collaborative project inspired by the verses of legendary bon vivant/journalist/poet Anthony Haden-Guest. Leckie and Haden-Guest had their first encounter at Rockwood Music Hall.

Leckie was performing songs from her first solo EP Martini Eyes (2010), proclaimed the ‘Best Album of the Year” by Tom Semioli of The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop 2010 list. Haden-Guest is known for his contributions to Esquire, GQ and Britain’s Observer Magazine, and books such as The Last Party: Studio 54, offered his latest collection of cartoons and poems, In The Mean Time, as the inspiration for Rudely Interrupted.

Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons released a brand-new album, Rebel Devil Devil Rebel, produced by George Jackson on November 13th 2014 at Mercury Lounge in NYC. This release followed a Gothic Southern Gothic Tour of the U.S in October. In the Spring of 2015, Lorraine embarked on a European tour, and released another full-length album, The Raven Smiled in Prague with Czech violinist Pavel Cingl On September 29th 2015 she will release the Raven at The Mercury Lounge with Pavel and all of her demons.
Kelley Swindall - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Kelley Swindall
Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Kelley Swindall moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After one of many break ups with her punk of a musician boyfriend, she was inspired to write him her first song using three chords she taught herself online. However, she soon realized that both she and her songs were much better off without him, and that was that. She continued to write while teaching herself guitar, playing regularly around the city at The Red Lion, Banjo Jim's, and the legendary Holiday Cocktail Lounge on St. Mark's, where she became the resident artist and curator of the weekly Sunday night music series.

Drawing from her southern background, her style is a unique blend of bluesy folk coupled with a gritty old school country sensibility reminiscent of a female Johnny Cash. Rooted in story songs and talking blues, her debut album “kelley swindall(pronounced ke le swin ‘dl), was released in July of 2014. She regularly performs around New York City as well as her native South, and is a member of the critically acclaimed Amoralists theater company in NYC.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002