October 6th, 2023 10pm Stage 1
Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons
Lorraine Leckie was born on a horse in Northern Ontario. In the 1980.s 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.