"I grew up on folk, rock 'n roll, pop, jazz, and good soul music. My family was progressive in their approach to my upbringing," says the Los Angeles born singer who has worked with acts like BILLY IDOL, CHRIS ISSAK, MIKI HOWARD and ROD STEWART.
Early on Lorelei's singing, songwriting and arranging talent caught the attention of producer NILE RODGERS (CHIC, MADONNA, DAVID BOWIE) who recorded her songs with SISTER SLEDGE and PHILLIP BAILEY of Earth Wind and Fire with whom she sang featured vocal harmonies. Lorelei’s additional credit highlights include: LOU REED (backing him with GRACE JONES & DEBBIE HARRY) followed by an appearance on the 1988 Grammy Awards.
LOU REED GRAMMY 1988- backing vocals Lorelei McBroom and Roberta Freeman -
New York City hosted the Grammy Awards and a Big Apple music segment featured George Benson performing his hit “On Broadway,” a remarkably energetic Cab Calloway doing “Minnie The Moocher,” Tito Puente and Celia Cruz (“Quimbara”), Lou Reed (“Walk On The Wild Side”), Run-D.M.C. (“Tougher Than Leather”), Michael Brecker (substituting for an ailing Miles Davis), Marcus Miller and David Sanborn (“Tutu”), and Billy Joel performing “New York State Of Mind.” The show was filmed at Radio City Music Hall.
WAFF 2010 with founder Nile Rodgers Lorelei with honored guest Jackson Brown
Rod Stewart's Soul Book Tour 2010
Bridget Cady, Lorelei McBroom Rod Stewart, Di Reed
As fate would have it, PINK FLOYD (the Godfathers of Psychedelia) gave Lorelei her first exposure to the road on their "Momentary Lapse of Reason "and "Delicate Sound of Thunder" tours. She followed that by touring with the ROLLING STONES. Both the Stones and The Floyd gave her the chance to be both operatic and bluesy, featuring her in duet
with MICK JAGGER on "GIMMIE SHELTER" and "GREAT GIG IN THE SKY" respectively.
Lorelei McBroom, David Gilmour
"PINK FLOYD LIVE IN VENICE' was seen throughout Europe to audiences nearing 350,000. Lorelei and her sister Durga performed together backing Pink Floyd with vocalist Rachel Fury.
The Rolling Stones
Bill Wyman, Sofia Jones, Ron Wood, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Chuck Levell, Lorelei Matt Clifford, Charlie Watts
Lorelei has performed in film with The Rolling Stones, for Spike Lee in "Summer of Sam", Malcolm Lee in "The Best Man", on television on the Grammy's with Lou Reed," Live in Venice" with Pink Floyd, "Live in Barcelona" with The Rolling Stones, "On The Road" with Mark Collie, numerous music videos, live concert tours and in the recording studio. She has ventured into the world of production, co-producing music for XBox, movie house commercials and promoting Classic R&B and House Music concert events for the internationally renowned Underground Network and Soul Party NYC with DJ Don Welch.
WARRIOR hip hop artist featured here in the XBox video game Outlaw Volley Ball.
K Earth 101 FM
A brief move back to LA in 2008 led to an amazing series of appearances on LA's premier Classic Rock and R&B radio station K Earth 101 FM with morning show DJ GaryBryan. He honored Ms. McBroom's career by interviewing her, a record 7 times in 2010! The interviews included 3 guest spots singing live for the stations 'Office of the Day' winners and a featured series called "On the road with Rod Stewart"; conducted during his 'Soul Book Tour'. Rod and the band visited Europe, (with highlights throughout the UK), Dubai, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Prague and Budapest. "Rod is one of my favorite singers and his band is soulful and rockin'! Gary Bryan is a terrific DJ, host and person, and I will always be grateful to him for the features he did with me!"
Gary Bryan, Lorelei McBroom, Antonio, Lisa Stanley
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Colin Wilson, Mike Kidson, Paul Bonney, Dave Fowler, Lara Smiles, Lorelei McBroom,Emily Lynn, Jason Sawford, Alex McNamara, Steve MacElroy
In the fall of 2011 Lorelei joined The Australian Pink Floyd Show, known as the world’s BEST Pink Floyd tribute band. They tour annually throughout Europe, the US and Canada. Lorelei and her sister Durga McBroom (who made guest appearances in 2011 and 2012) performed and videotaped a duo version of "Great Gig In the Sky" with the Aussies. The YouTube posting of their Anaheim California performance is approaching 500,000 views.
Steve Mac, Colin Wilson, Lorelei & Durga McBroom
"I really missed Pink Floyd's music. David Gilmour's stated (after Richard Wright's death in 2008) that Pink Floyd would never tour again, and that lead me to the world's best Floyd tribute band. I am proud to work with them. It's also wonderful to have continuous work performing this wonderful catalog of material around the planet. 27 years and counting says a lot for The Australian Pink Floyd’s credibility.
Nick Mason, Durga & Lorelei McBroom, Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher, guitarist and bassist John Islington
While working with Pink Floyd's Nick Mason & Durga McBroom, at the "Goodwood Festival of Speed" during the summer of 2012, Nick told me the Aussies have performed more gigs than we (Pink Floyd) did!"
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Lorelei will continue to split her focus between backing and lead singing for multiple projects that interest her. "Let’s see what the future holds. I will be contributing to music, film and television for years to come!"
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