Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons
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.
Lorraine's full-length album, Rudely Interrupted (2012), is a collaborative project inspired by the verses of legendary bon vivant/journalist/poet Anthony Haden-Guest.
Leckie and Haden-Guest had their first encounter at Rockwood Music Hall.
Leckie was performing songs from her first solo EP Martini Eyes (2010), proclaimed the ‘Best Album of the Year” by Tom Semioli of The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop 2010 list.
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 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. Three days later Paul Triff the demons drummer died. This last performance was recorded and released as a tribute to Paul Triff. Live at Mercury Lounge NYC was released in March 2018.
Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.