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Lorelei Loveridge
  • Female
  • Manchester
  • United Kingdom
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Last leg of a 3-yr UK tour before Qatar in Sept!!! Bookings wanted for Scotland the week of May 8

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Bakhoor: Arabian Incense

Canadian artist Lorelei Loveridge lived for 11 years in Saudi Arabia, pre and post 9/11, and loved it. She experienced religious zealots, compound invasions, a terrorist chase, earthquake, tsunami, war in Lebanon, crazy drivers, nutty expats and more, and survived to tell the tales in story and song.

Her physical, personal, and musical journey is documented in Bakhoor, a 4-year, 15-song album project recorded in India, Canada and Saudi Arabia. It features some of the finest players from across the globe including Brian Hughes (producer of Loreena McKennitt), Harry Manx and Lester Quitzau.

A contemporary acoustic songwriter who draws comparisons with Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell, Loveridge pairs a passionate political sense with an understanding of the complex personal stories that go beyond politics. Loveridge and Canadian producer Rob Hewes have woven the sounds of tabla, oud, darbuka, Tibetan overtone chants, violin, bazouki, Latin/African/slide blues guitar into a richly-textured, multicultural tour-de-force.

While "Home is Where the Heart Is"—a song about the pain of a mother and her Palestinian daughter—is the first single off of the album, U.S. songwriter and guitar legend Dick Wagner says this of Loveridge and Bakhoor: "Her vocals are hauntingly emotive, her songs are beautifully structured folk/pop creations and her musicians are world-class interpreters of her musical vision…The brilliant 'Oh, India' sets the tone and atmosphere for this musical journey…a journey you won't forget. I personally love Lorelei's music and recommend it to all seekers of sophisticated yet accessible music."

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"Lovely voice…be very proud of where you have taken your music." - David Kershenbaum (Producer, Tracy Chapman)

"The album is brilliant." - Dave Ward, CKUA Radio, Edmonton, Canada

"A 15-track opus. Wow, this gal gets around!" - SEE Magazine, Edmonton, Canada

"Like the fragrance of foreign lands, the most memorable quality of the album might be the intangible social insights that seep out from between the lines of Loveridge's songs, on top of the potent images and stories she has woven into this entertaining travelogue...Despite the entrancing music, the greatest strengths of Bakhoor might be in the storytelling. Loveridge was in a unique position to observe the overlap of eastern and western cultures, clashing religious beliefs, rich and poor, terrorism and war, and documents the humanity with an acute vision." - Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada

"Astounding talent." - Julian Lewry Music, Godalming, UK

"Beautiful. Fantastic CD. So listenable, there's so much in it. The front cover is fantastic: 36 small pictures. Every time I look at the CD, I'm seeing something different. They're telling me a story. Oh, India is my favorite. I'm just so envious of the life she's led." - Ali O'Brien, ‘Ali O'Brien's Sounds of Folk' on Oldham Community Radio, Oldham, UK

"Finally Lorelei Loveridge, our visitor from Canada, entertained us royally with some from her latest album of which I Need To Go and Home Is Where The Heart Is...were outstanding." - Don and Heather Davies, Sale Folk Club, Sale

"Wow!! I’m sincerely enjoying these songs and can’t believe how well she tells a story in the lyrics. A lot of singer-songwriters think they have that ability but really don’t. Lorelei does and it’s clear she’s actually spent time in some of these places. Lived it. Not just travelled through in a 5-star." - Daniel Thompson, Radio DJ, Dubai, UAE

"Don’t miss her world; don’t miss her." - Debbie Busby, Folk Northwest for Acoustic Collective, Dukinfield Folk Club

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Lorelei Loveridge is a published songwriter, recording artist, performer, world-traveller, teacher, activist, arts manager, coach, consultant, writer, photographer, director of theatre, marketer, and jill-of-all-trades in the wonderful world of independent music making. She originally hails from Canada and is now based in Manchester, UK after eleven years in Saudi Arabia. Orderly Bazaar Records & Publishing is Loveridge's boutique label specialized in ‘roots, rock, ethnic, jazz, fusion and other travel-related shenanigans’.

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HELP!!!!!! On the very LAST leg of my 3-year UK tour before moving to Doha, Qatar...looking for hosts/gigs/venues en route to Cromarty, Scotland May 8

Hello, Folks!

My name is Lorelei Loveridge. I am a Canadian songwriter. You can read my profile or more about me on my EPK here - where, hey! - you can download 7 free tracks from my album project recorded over 4 years in India, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Some of the finest Canadian artists feature on this album, and they include: Harry Manx, Lester Quitzau and Brian Hughes of Loreena McKennitt.

I am… Continue

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 23:00

Performing Songwriters United Worldwide (PSUW) has grown to 2750+ members since June 2009.

Please join us if you are a performing songwriter or in the business of booking us. We are growing in number and in international stature, and 2010 promises to be an exciting year. Things are already in the works. TBA.



Founder, PSUW

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 3:00

My Canadian music producer and me ARGUING in front of a live audience - the UN-VIDEO

Well, after a very successful Off the Tracks Festival gig in Derby, I'm pleased to get this little video of a special performance in Canada on YouTube. Please do have a look and laugh your head off. Yes, Rob and I fought valiantly over this song in the… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 4:37

Bakhoor is JUST out the gate, and it's charted at No. 14, right below BEN HARPER!!!


Thank you,, listener supported radio (and I did not bribe or pay anyone for this...I know it's a kickin' album).

Week one, and on the charts. I had to have fun with this...…


Posted on May 22, 2009 at 3:30 — 1 Comment

It really is something when someone does a music video for you.

An incredible honor, I think. Please view the video for album track "What You've Seen", produced by Greek artist Katie Mavromati.

The song is about my time in Malaysia. I was there when the tsunami in 2004 swept away people from the beaches around Penang Island, particularly on the Northern Coast. There in Georgetown, I was in the CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION, a… Continue

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

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At 10:57 on February 20, 2010, Roosevelt Bandwagon said…

Hope you’re having a great day. Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you a little about Roosevelt Bandwagon:

Roosevelt Bandwagon's personnel currently reside in London, UK. The band comprises a fluid line-up of extremely experienced musicians who have been writing, recording and touring internationally in various guises for many years. The ethos is to play the music that comes most naturally to its members with absolutely no consideration whatsoever for the trends, fashions and formulae of the commercial music industry.

Having played house concerts many times in the States in years gone by we love the idea of the House Concert Hub – it is certainly more focused than other social networking sites and far more friendly!!!

We’re currently doing sessions for a full length album which should be ready by May of this year. In the mean time, we have put out the ‘Train Roll On’ EP. We have a limited edition of free pressings which we’re mailing out to those people who request it – hurry and drop us a line before we run out! Tracks can also be heard on our home page/ visit us on myspace: where you can download the tracks for free.

Do please drop us a line – we’d love to hear your thoughts on our music/ have you as a friend.

Best wishes & have a great weekend.

Roosevelt Bandwagon
At 17:01 on February 2, 2010, bath fringe festival said…
We are a 17 day city festival, not a several stages with one ticket price event.
This means that every event has to make sense for income, either box office or bar take for free gigs; every event has to attract audience on its own merit.
The vast majority of Fringe music gigs are booked by the venues concerned and not by us, or by people putting themselves on in a venue thay have hired (if you want help or advice in doing this, do get back to us)
Look at the 2009 programme on and contact the venues direct, all the major ones are on the web.
We run a handful of gigs ourselves, most of which are international touring acts or established cult UK performers and a few free entry numbers suitable for bands without a large following or reputation - but the fees are correspondingly low. We have plenty of ideas for that category already, and many acts aren’t suitable for the space, but you're welcome to submit a CD of the music you are proposing, we do listen to everything.

there may well be a ‘wristband-style’ festival weekend too (in collaboration with the big venues in Bath), but the details of that aren’t sorted
try us again in late jan/feb for more on that
At 20:30 on May 14, 2009, Amy Godfrey Arkle said…
Hi Lorelei,
Thank you for your lovely message - it would be great to know you better. Spain is great - we're nowhere near Barcelona but I have been there and it's a pretty "happening" place. Hope you have a fantastic holiday. My internet speed is not great so I haven't managed to listen to any of your music yet but will do at the earliest opportunity.
Speak soon
At 18:02 on May 13, 2009, gregg weiss said…
hi lorelei,

no we haven't met. how are you finding your efforts to book off of this site?
At 17:39 on May 13, 2009, Jan Willem Bos said…
Hi Lorelei, nice meeting you. I listened to your music compilation. I like it. Some different styles, very nice. So as a traveller what are you plans? You want to visit the Netherlands in th near future? If that is so, maybe we can find out some things. Let me know what you have in mind. Jan W
At 14:12 on May 12, 2009, Jon McNamara said…
Hi Lorelei ...
Me a legend - hardly! More a has been - or may be a "leg end" - upper end! Must say I like your style amd music. I don't have too much time for this socialising (dogs to walk and a gig playing for the Morris this evening) and am not too good at it ... I "dip in" now and then when I can
Kind regards



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