Lorraine Leckie was born on a horse 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 including 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 at venues including Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and Mercury Lounge. On stage she is often joined by her band of 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, a blend of Americana and psychedelic rock. 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, directed by Jenner Furst—an ode to the Lower East Side starring Billy Leroy, Leckie’s husband and proprietor of the infamous Billy’s Antiques and Props.
Tom Semioli of The Village Voice chose Leckie's 2010 solo acoustic album Martini Eyes as ‘Best Album of the Year” in the Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll. She switched styles again with her third release, Rudely Interrupted (2012), a collaborative project using lyrics by legendary bon vivant Anthony Haden-Guest. The journalist and author of books including The Last Party: Studio 54 and the poetry collection In The Mean Time approached her after seeing her play at Rockwood Music Hall.
In 2014, after completing her first annual Southern Gothic Tour of the United States, Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons released Rebel Devil Devil Rebel, a return to electric rock, at New York's Mercury Lounge. In the Spring of 2015, Lorraine embarked on a European tour, and released the enigmatically orchestrated album The Raven Smiled in Prague with Czech violinist Pavel Cingl. In September, 2015, three days after playing the New York album release show, Leckie's longime drummer Paul Triff died suddenly. The entire concert, his final performance, was recorded and released as the 2018 album Live at Mercury Lounge NYC.
During the pandemic of 2020, Leckie released Razor Wing Butterfly, a full-length studio album, and a single “Lady With The Dark Eyes” which was used as a fundraiser for the Biden/Harris campaign.
In 2021, Leckie released another single “Good Morning Andrew“ to celebrate Governor Cuomo’s inspirational press briefings early in the pandemic.
Her latest release (Aug 2021) is "When the War Is Over" and if is about celebrating the end of the Pandemic.