Lee Gordon.. The Last of The BIG SHOWS
|Just like the
old days of the Stadium and the Festival halls across Australia.
Some of the biggest names of the original rock'n'roll era once again
return to some cities they haven't been to since 1960!
Lonnie Lee and The Leemen, Crash CRaddock
and his band, Bobby Vee and the Vees, Lesley Gore and The DeKroo
Bros. From October 4 at Sydney Hordern Pavilion, then Perth
Burswood Theatre, Melbourne Dallas Brooks Theatre, Townsville Entertainment
Centre, Wollongong Entertainment Centre and more.. Call Ticketek
for bookings.. See dates here
the Country Rockabilly Album - 'NORTH WEST MAIL'
|11 songs which
Lonnie wrote to celebrate the styles which influenced him in the
mid 50's. We're gonna Rock' will take you back to the dance halls
and the lead track 'North West Mail' tells the story when Lonnie
had to return to the family sheep property in 1957 and give up his
Rockabilly band. It's getting great play and rave reviews.
Original 50's style ballads album ' LIGHT OF LOVE'
his best for many years, this 10song album features 8 of Lonnie's
songs in the easy gentle 50's ballad style. The title track 'Light
of Love' is a typical Doo Wop song and like the previous singles
from this album, is bringing a whole new generation of fans to Lonnie.
See mopre about the albums
Track 1... 'LONELY NIGHTS and LONELY DAYS'
by Lonnie, this is another romantic Doo Wop style ballad from the
forthcoming Light of Love' album'. It follows the style set down
by 'Can't you see it in my eyes' also from the same album. This
CD like all the others is available
Track 2... 'IT TAKES ME BACK'
|Also written by
Lonnie, this country-rockabilly song gives a brief overview of Lonnie's
life in the country and going to the city to become a star. It also
has a controversial verse comparing life then and life now. If you
like country, you'll get hooked on this. It will be on the 'North
West Mail' album
' BEST FRIENDS' - December 2005
follow up to Lonnie's single 'Can't you see it in my eyes', is released
late November to all stations across Australia. The song is a modern
adult contemporary ballad written by Wayne Jackson of The Memphis
Horns. If you'd like
more information click here
BONUS TRACK on this release is..
a country kicker...'Who made the rules'
Written by Aussie
Blues singer Lil Fi, the song is typical of the new country rock
songs. The arrangement Lonnie has done on it begs you to 'hang
on' as it rocks through the air waves.
If you'd like
more information click here
is a very busy year for Lonnie and The Leemen
return to all capital cities and many provincial cities during
2006. The year started off with his season at the Tamworth Country
Music Festival at the North Tamworth Bowling Club and was once
again a very successful.
He has written 17 new songs for release
in July on two albums. The first is the romantic Doo Wop CD, 'Light
of Love' and the other is to celebrate his 50 Years on
stage in May 1956-2006. The latter CD is country-rockabilly and
features all songs written by Lonnie, it is called 'North
you see it in my eyes' released in May 2005
was Lonnie's first single release for 10 years
At the beginning of June, Starlite Records
released Lonnie's first single release since 'Rain' a song he
write for Roy Orbison.
The new song titled 'Can't you see it
in my eyes', was written by John Marascalco who wrote 'Starlight
Starbright' as well as classics such as Ready Teddy, Rip it Up,
Good Golly Miss Molly etc.
It features some of Lonnie's old Nashville
friends including Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns and Bob Babbitt
of Motown's Funk Bros. Byrd Burton of the Amazing Rhythm Aces
was on guitar as was Tony Burkys of The Leemen.
The beautiful ballad is in the popular
Adult Contemporary - Country style and they are hopeful it will
receive some serious play. There are free copies for radio and
press and they can be ordered here
once proof is obtained the requester is legit.
It has received an excellent reception
by many stations across Australia and the general critique is
Lonnie and the band are performing it at live shows to great
reactions by every audience.
For more information on them
and the song, contact Starlite Promotions
A really cute and unique bonus track comes
with the radio release. Read about it below...
TRACK on this release was..
Aussie legendary blues group 'CHAIN', write and dedicate a song
Recently Matt Taylor, the frontman
of Australia's first and most popular legendary blues band 'Chain',
penned a song as a tribute to Lonnie. The rest of the gang joined
in to polish it off and record it for their next album.
The song is
in Lonnie's rockabilly style and each chorus finishes with the
"There's no place I'd rather be, than Saturday
night at the Trocadero (watching Lonnie Lee).
Now, 30 odd
years after their first No1 ,Chain are still one of the hottest
acts on the Blues Festival circuit across Australia and their
self written CD's are always best sellers in the Blues area.
For more information
on them and the song, contact Starlite Promotions
to be Australia's Rockabilly Ambassador
| The leading
songwriters association in Australia is The Australian Songwriters
Association and they have graciously asked Lonnie to be 'Australia's
Lonnie of course has gratefully accepted
and was given the honour of awarding the major songwriting award
at the ASA Annual May meeting.
He was also one of the judges for the
Blues/Rockabilly songwriting section and says the talent is of
a very high standard.
For more information contact Starlite Promotions