has been performing and recording
for over 15 years. Her powerful
three-octave range keeps her
in demand at recording studios
from San Francisco to Nashville.
Loralee Christensen has performed live with soul legend Bettye Lavette, Clarence Clemons (The E-Street Band), Mickey Thomas (The Starship, Elvin Bishop), and Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & the News), as well as many other popular Bay Area bands and musicians at concerts, corporate events, weddings, and in nightclubs.She is first-call for many songwriters and has worked for such luminaries as:
as a commercial vocalist and voice-over artist. Her national television
and radio spots include work for Mazda,
Strauss, Mattell, Taco
Clorox, Jello, Sunkist, Supercuts, PineSol, Kahlua, Pizza Bagel Bites,
Stridex, and Glad Bags.
voice is the embodiment of her spirit... big, lusty, and filled with
love. She is a force of nature."
first time I heard Loralee sing was about six years ago at a songwriter
conference. I was blown away. To this day, I've not heard a voice so
distinctive and powerful."
female vocals, I called upon Bay Area veteran Loralee Christensen, one
of the most professional -- and powerful -- singers I have had the opportunity
to work with..."
started singing at an early age. Every night in her crib, she would
us to a rousing performance of 'Rock-A-Bye Baby,' followed by her own
applause, and topped off with a gracious 'Thank you... Thank
you very much!' That's when we knew a star was born..."
not only has a great voice, but has the ability to own the song. She
lends great depth and power to a performance and I have seen her bring
the house down on more than one occasion."
only we could get her to wear a dress..."
and Loralee spooned out a whole lotta auditory sugar and torch for their
Latimer set. "The Women Were Hot and the Beer Was Cold," "Betty
Jean and Bo," "Insatiable Appetite," and "Slippin'
and Slidin'." Vocalist Loralee Christensen arrives with a long
list of the famous with whom she has sung and/or recorded with. The
same is true of guitarist, composer, singer Dennis Geyer who arrived
in San Francisco, from Milwaukee, in 1968. Their song strolls through
blues, country, rock and originals are like paddling down some old,
heart-felt river where dusted off grown-up memories of all the highs
and lows of some really big love shine up like bright new pennies. Don't
know how the two hooked up, but wouldn't be surprised if Janis Joplin
or Sister Rosetta Tharpe dropped them a hint through the heavens...
Steve: Who were the back-up singers? They did an excellent job.
Davey: On "Judas" there was Loralee Christensen, and my old pal Mike Duke doing the "gospel choir." Mike used to play keyboards for Delbert McClinton, and believe me, is a great singer in his own right. Loralee is just fabulous! She just comes in, hears the song, and asks how many harmonies we want !!! I first met her years ago when I was doing vocals for commercials. Loralee is someone who is so talented, and certainly deserves a solo career. Click here to read the entire interview: DaveyPattisonpicturesinterview