His first stage performance was when he was in kindie in 1944 at Her Majesty's Theatre. He was one of the 'rats' in a school play. During his school years he was a lead soprano soloist in the school choir at Trinity Grammar and at Christ Church Lavender Bay where he won the coveted Silver Medal when he was 12.
During his long career he has won many awards and accolades for his popularity and his singing. A brief overview of his career is below.
This is a random choice of tracks of the very different styles Lonnie has and does now write and record. The titles are listed below the photo. Scroll up to choose.
All these songs are available on albums at the Starlite Records Online Shop
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In 1959 Lonnie signed with Lee Gordon's Leedon Records and then in 1964 with EMI and HMV Records. In 1969 he was with SunshIne Records, then in 1976 with Spotlite Records USA.
Since 1985 Lonnie has been exclusively with Starlite Records of Australia which has already, or is scheduled to, release all his archival material from 1959. To date from the archives, 5 Volumes of audio in the Definitive Original Collection have been released as well 2 volumes of DVD which features some of his appearances on Black and White TV from 1959 in The Black and White Series.
As Lonnie continues to write and record, they will also release new CDs and DVDs as well as current singles. To satisfy many fans who live in areas which will never get to see one of his shows, they release 'live' versions of his show.
This area links us to other web sites about some of Lonnie's shows..
The Cry! Show
The Hillbilly Cat Show
The Roots of Aussie Rock Show
All these shows feature Lonnie and his band, The Leemen and perform at major venues across Australia. They are all very different and together feature over 120 songs.
Solid Gold is the show where Lonnie sings many of his own Gold hits as well as tributes to Rockabilly music and many of his Superstar friends and peers. He also presents songs from his recent albums and tells short stories about his life and career.
Lonnie Lee Radio is a 24/7 non-stop online radio which features all Lonnie Lee songs.
It is also available on all mobiles, ipads etc.
The playlist is made up of virtually every song that Lonnie has ever recorded. There may be different versions of the same song as one maybe recorded in 1959 and the others in 1993 or 2015, either in a studio or as a 'live show' album.
The links below all point to sources for Lonnie Lee Radio 24/7
Every year Lonnie performs at festivals. Some of them are listed with an overview here.
Check the Tour Guide for dates.
Over the years Lonnie has and continues to perform at many festivals.
They could be festivals with music genre's spanning, Blues, Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll, Country, Cabaret or combinations of all or a few of them.
Lonnie's style of music puts him in the middle of all of those genre's.
Some appearances are for full concerts, cameo performances, or dances.
Our motto is.. if you can... book early. This way you have a chance to sit where you want.
Most shows are booked at the venue or an online booking agency.
We suggest you first call or email the club or venue to see how they prefer to book.
Sometimes they have forms on line and other times they want you to book through ticketing agencies.
If you cannot make any sense out of trying to book.. before you pull your hair out or kick the dog..
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LLeon Isackson first joined Lonnie's band as a drummer in 1959, fell in love with his sister and was married to her for over 25 years.. He went on to play in Dig Richard's R-Jays, and led bands for Johnny O'Keefe, Winifred Atwell, The Delltones and his own Rajahs and Mighty Guys. He is also an in demand arranger. He has been back with Lonnie now for many years.
AAlan Freeman is bass player and singer who has been at the top of his field for many years. He was a member of The Delltones for 13 years and a member of the choir who backs Andre Bochelli whenever he his is in Australia. Alan has been with the Leemen for a number of years and other than his own vocals, sings bass in their harmonies.
B Brian Dean has played bass and guitar in many leading orchestras and bands in both New Zealand and Australia. He and wife Jenine as The Romantics, toured the world of luxury hotels as a duo and also performed across the cabaret circuit in Australia. He has been a member of The Leemen playing bass and guitar with vocals for several years.
Absolutely enjoyed your show my husband loved the way you told the stories before each song. The husband was a little hesitant, but he is fully converted now, we think you had an amazing voice. Hope to see you again. We also loved the DVD which we purchased -- This is great to see... Congratulations Lonnie!! Anyone who has ever seen you perform live would know that you are the epitome of "Excellence in live performance". Well deserved and long overdue -- FANTASTIC show last Saturday night Lonnie ... not only a great early Elvis history lesson set to iconic songs, well performed by a REAL legend of Rock'n'Roll, but also your Golden Hits as a second show FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE - what more could a Rock'n'Roll and Country Music fan ask for -- what a great show last night, you are a Class act, a little feedback from the people who accompanied us, Best money I’ve spent in a long while great value, did not expect this, what a quality show, he has a great range, the show was very well put together, WOW , would definitely go and see him again , last but not least Q. How old is he? A.He is in his _ _s,
Lonnie, we just watched your DVD The Black & White Television years. What a great DVD we loved watching the old footage. You are a true icon of Australian rock n roll era. We love what you do -- ..saying on mass that it was the best concert they had ever been to. From my point of view I think it's a fair statement to say that Lonnie is the only artist to emerge from the Golden Era & remain a vital stand-out box office attraction -- it was an awesome show I went 2 times and took friends they enjoyed the concert also still singing as good as ever and just loved the format and stories about the songs and singers well done Lonnie and the Leemen rock on forever -- You were a great entertainer years ago and you are even better now -- I had some guests attending & like me, they were very impressed with Lonnie’s show. -- His courtesy, professionalism, song quality & great all round showmanship was outstanding -- Hes just a pure Rock n Roller with an unfaltering voice singing very naturally. Loved every minute of it
Reckon Lonnie is looking great and he is singing fantastic. My advice if Lonnie is in your area do yourself a favour and get to his show. You won't be disappointed -- thank you for an awesome show last night! You are still as good an entertainer as you were back in the late '50s and early '60s!! Gotta love that Rockabilly music !! -- Once again fantastic show last night. Stacked to the rafters -- Great show Lonnie, we loved it -- Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your show last night at Bankstown Trots. We have seen you perform many times over the years, but last night was a real "surprise packet" keep on rockin'-- Loved the show Lonnie was awesome the songs bought back so many happy memories i will treasure forever bless you for still rockin on -- He's still a fantastic world class entertainer....Go see his show, it'll blow you away. -- Lonnie really has the innate ability to transform his audience back to those great days of early rock & roll