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, Keith Robinson 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.
Leckie and Haden-Guest had their first encounter at Rockwood Music Hall.
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 released the Raven at The Mercury Lounge with Pavel and all of her demons.