Lorelei McBroom's Biography
"I grew up on folk, rock 'n roll, pop, jazz, and good soul music. My family was progressive in their approach to my upbringing," says the Los Angeles born singer. As fate would have it, PINK FLOYD (the Godfathers of Psychedelia) gave Lorelei her first exposure to the road on their "Momentary Lapse of Reason "and "Delicate Sound of Thunder" tours. She followed that by touring with the ROLLING STONES. Both the Stones and The Floyd gave her the chance to be both operatic and bluesy, featuring her in duet with MICK JAGGER on "GIMMIE SHELTER" and "GREAT GIG IN THE SKY" respectively. Early on Lorelei's singing, songwriting and arranging talent caught the attention of producer NILE RODGERS (CHIC, MADONNA, DAVID BOWIE) who recorded her songs with SISTER SLEDGE and PHILLIP BAILEY of Earth Wind and Fire with whom she sang featured vocal harmonies. Lorelei’s additional credit highlights include: BILLY IDOL, CHRIS ISSAK, MIKI HOWARD, ROD STEWART, STEVE HACKETT, LOU REED (backing him with GRACE JONES & DEBBIE HARRY) AARON NEVILLE, DONNY OSMOND, ALBERT COLLINS, and NILE RODGER’S WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION All Stars.
Lorelei has performed in film with The Rolling Stones, for Spike Lee in "Summer of Sam", Malcolm Lee in "The Best Man", on television on the Grammy's with Lou Reed," Live in Venice" with Pink Floyd, "Live in Barcelona" with The Rolling Stones, "On The Road" with Mark Collie, numerous music videos, live concert tours and albums. She ventured into the world of production, co-producing music for XBox, a movie house commercial and Classic R&B and House Music concert promotion for the internationally renowned Underground Network and Soul Party NYC.
A brief return to LA in 2008, Lorelei appeared on LA's premier Morning Drive radio show, K Earth 101 FM with DJ Gary Bryan. He interviewed her, a record 7 times in 2010! Plus 3 guest spots singing live for the stations call in winners. They created a series called "On the road with Rod Stewart" during his 'Soul Book Tour', with Lorelei reporting to fans from Europe; with highlights throughout the UK, Dubai, Tel Aviv, and Moscow. "Rod is one of my favorite singers and his band is soulful and rockin'.”
Lorelei began touring annually throughout Europe, the US and Canada with the Australian Pink Floyd in 2011. She also tours Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, the Mexican Riviera on the YES sponsored ‘Cruise to the Edge’ and Italy with various other bands. Lorelei and her sister Durga McBroom often sing together. They created a duo version of "Great Gig In the Sky" with the Australian Pink Floyd that remains a big fan favorite. Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason invited The McBroom Sisters to sing it with him at the "Goodwood Festival of Speed" in 2012. Nick said, “The Aussie Floyd have performed more gigs than we (Pink Floyd) did!" In 2019 former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett featured Lorelei and Durga McBroom performing lead vocals on his solo release “The Underground Railroad” from his album ‘At the Edge of Light.’ They performed with him on Cruise to the Edge and On the Blue cruises in early 2019.
The McBroom Sisters plan to debut their first album collaboration in 2020. It will include some of their favorite Pink Floyd covers and original songs they have written with co-writers like the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motor Head) and Jon Caren and Guy Pratt from Pink Floyd. They will have their own featured spot on the 2022 Cruise the the Edge.
In 2021, Lorelei and her production partners launched Season One of the new web series "Who Influenced You?" The series focuses on the influences of the featured guest, someone influenced by them (or their genre/expertise) and young people who are also influenced by the same genre/expertise; creating a geneology of influence in 3 parts per episode. Lorelei will continue to split her focus between backing and lead singing for multiple projects that interest her; creating custom jewelry for her line at JewelryByLorelei.com "I will be contributing to music, film and television for years to come!"