December 2nd, 2023 10pm Stage 1
Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons
Lorraine Leckie was born on a horse in Northern Ontario. In the 1980s, she married punk rocker Steve Leckie of the Viletones and started her career as a makeup artist. After a decade living in Europe, she put down roots in New York and began working with celebrity clients including Paul McCartney and Heidi Klum.
At 37 Leckie got a guitar and was soon performing at venues including Bowery Ballroom Webster Hall and Mercury Lounge with demons Hugh Pool on guitar, Pavel Cingl on electric violin, Keith Robinson on drums and Charles DeChants on bass.
Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons debuted with the album Four Cold Angels in 2008. Leckie's cover of The Pogues "Dirty Old Town"- a collaboration with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre - become the opening title track for the acclaimed 2011 film Dirty Old Town.
Tom Semioli of The Village Voice chose Leckie's 2010 solo album Martini Eyes as ‘Best Album of the Year” in the Voice's annual Pazz & Jop. She released Rudely Interrupted (2012), with legendary bon vivant Anthony Haden- Guest.
In 2014, LL&HD released Rebel Devil Devil Rebel In the Spring of 2015, Lorraine released The Raven Smiled in Prague with Pavel Cingl. In 2015, after playing the New York album release show, Leckie's drummer Paul Triff died. This concert, his final performance, was recorded and released as the 2018 album Live At Mercury Lounge NYC LL lives in Brooklyn with her husband Billy Leroy. LL&HD released Razor Wing Butterfly in June 2020.
In 2021 Lorraine and Hugh Pool released singles Good Morning Andrew and When the War is Over. On Feb 3rd 2023 LLDH released a single “ Blue & Yellow which is a tribute to the Ukrainian people.
Mark Steiner (born 1970) is a Norwegian-American rock musician, guitarist, songwriter and producer.
In 1997, through a classified ad in The Village Voice, Steiner started a band called Piker Ryan's Folly. It gave its last performance in 2000 at CBGB, at an event intended to save a neighboring tenement building, 295 Bowery, from demolition. Afterwards Eric Wolter and Steiner started a new band called Kundera. In 2002, Steiner moved to Oslo, Norway. In 2006, he contributed a track to a tribute CD for Australian musician Rowland S. Howard. In 2007 he recorded songs in Paris and New York for a debut solo CD Fallen Birds. In 2009, a second record "Broken" was released in a two-CD edition by Z-Man Records. In late 2014, he released Saudade under the name of Mark Steiner & His Problems, which featured both original works as well as interpretations of songs by deceased artists Billie Holiday, Lou Reed, Bruno Adams, Robert Burås, and Rowland S. Howard. He has performed as an opening act for Michael Gira, Kid Congo Powers, Devendra Banhart, Mick Harvey, Madrugada, Norwegian singer Ingrid Olava, Rowland S. Howard, Hugo Race and others.