Throughout a varied career, Lorraine has written, produced and performed plays, musicals, albums and stage shows. Her wit and gentle humour has won her many fans across the UK and in lots of countries where ex-pats reside particularly because of her work in promoting WALES to the world.
From her early years of writing and singing pop/rock music through to musicals, Celtic Music and comedy characters such as Polly Pardon (Country and West Wales Singer), through to her script-writing on several film projects. However, at her heart is her passion for all things Welsh, and the songs that she hopes will bring tourists from all over the world to visit the places she sings about.
Due to her continued campaigning for all things Welsh through her witty and observational songs and humorous delivery, she considers herself to be a ‘Simply a Country and West Wales singer’ writing songs about subjects as diverse as ‘THE A470’, and ‘NUMBER 5 CWMDONKIN DRIVE’ about the secret window in the Dylan Thomas house and she currently holds the record for the longest single word song title in the world beating ‘Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious’ by 26 letters! It is of course entitled: ‘LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTISILIOGOGOGOCH’. She writes about diverse subjects, and recently to help in the campaign against Post Office Closure she wrote ‘SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RETAILER’ which is possibly NOT the catchiest title ever! She has also written for a National Library Campaign and several TV advert themes including Visit Jersey.
A fan of Jake Thackery and Victoria Wood, her songs are similarly designed to amuse and entertain, and she loves a writing challenge. To this end, she launched her launching her bespoke song writing service, BEMUBU, writing any style of song for corporate events, marketing campaigns, or weddings and birthdays.
Lorraine is a regular contributor for WORD FOR THE WEEK items for BBC Radio Wales and PAUSE FOR THOUGHT on BBC RADIO 2. She has also written and presented a 6 part series THE MESSAGE for BBC Radio Wales
Her albums of Welsh flavoured songs in the English language are selling all over the world particularly to the ex-pat community, and Hayley Westenra is a fan of her work. She is currently working on a new album
She was lead singer of QUUBA and worked with Ronnie Scott (Writer of It’s A Heartache and Lost In France) and Producer David Mackay (Auf Weidersehn Pet, Cliff Richard, The Bee Gees, The New Seekers). Her favourite singing sessions though were for SASSAFRASS and RACING CARS, and recently she has been the guest singer on the BETTERDAYS album due for released in 2017.
Having won CAN I GYMRU for her song co-written with Paul Gregory, and performed on many S4C, HTV (now ITV Wales) and BBC shows including BBC1’s SONGS OF PRAISE, Lorraine’s career is certainly varied. Her writing skills are coming to the attention of quite a few people and after a chance request to an agent in London for ‘Someone who has funny bones’ she was put forward to a film production company as a screenplay writer. Her first film has been taken up by Bareham Productions. To this end, she is gaining an extraordinary reputation for writing quickly on any subject thrown at her.
One of her favourite challenges was to write a song based on Wrexham, to support their bid for City of Culture. She will admit that it was an interesting challenge. Everyone she told about this commented ʻWhat on earth will you find to rhyme with Wrexham?ʼ and eventually this was the theme she chose and to present a comedy song.
Lorraine also works part time for the Alzheimers Society as a Singing For The Brain Leader and this is possibly the most rewarding work she has ever done.