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Where Have I Been?

This website seems to be just full of posts and news from years ago? Where is she?

Allow me to answer that.

The short answer is I have been taking a break from music. The longer answer, sparing you the details, is that I have been working on becoming and being  a Mother. After two years of being pregnant I am now the very proud mother of a bouncing baby boy born in May 2013.  I won’t lie is has been nice to take a break from music. Not really the music part but the trying to get the music out there part. It is a difficult time to make a living making music, I  mean it always has been but now seems extra hard.

Our house is full of singing these days, mostly songs for sleeping and changing diapers but I am starting to crave singing for adults again.  Things are starting to turn. So please don’t forget about me and stay tuned for more music.

Here is my latest release. His name is Ray Cullen Swinghammer

Burt Bacharach- The Way to San Jose

If you are in Toronto please come and join us for an evening of Burt Bacharach songs brought to life by some of Toronto’s most acclaimed artists.

Kurt Swinghammer
David Matheson
Maury Lafoy
Mark Mariash
Bryden Baird

Special Guests Singers:
Lori Cullen
Liberty Silver
Julie Michels
Aaron Jensen

Saturday Feb 25th, 2012 

advance tickets $22.50, $25.00 at the door
reservations recommended 416-531-6604

Come see the facebook event page!!

Here are some pics from last year. Thanks to Graham Powell

Japan Label Releases That Certain Chartreuse

My Asian label Nature Bliss has just released That Certain Chartreuse.  They have released my last 2 recordings and are lovely to work with.  This release has a bonus track “They Don’t Know” by Kristy McColl.

It is being featured in two of the biggest music stores in Japan!!


Design Magazine Comes Inside My House

This beautiful magazine came into our house to show you how and where we live. If you want to see the entire issue go to COVET GARDEN BACK ISSUES – we are the eighth issue.


Here we go, I have a new offering.
My long time band of  David, Maury, Mark and Kurt went into Canterbury sound for two days. I took these raw tracks and  spent days composing and recording vocal arrangements in my studio.  Upstairs Kurt was adding some glimmer and excitement.  Most of the tracks are compete live takes  in studio. There are a few edits and comps but all the vocals are live off the floor.  This is the kind of recording that is only possible with a band of people who know each other well and know to leave space for all the elements.  I am so lucky that these guys let me sing with them! If you are in Toronto please come out and help us celebrate the release with a concert featuring these songs.

Lori interprets 10 eclectic songs by a wide range of writers in her genre defying style, and presents a new original composition as well. Tunes made famous by Shania Twain and Suzanne Vega rub shoulders with a cult classic from King Crimson, while local composers Jory Nash, Kurt Swinghammer and John Millard are represented beside a chestnut from the grandfather of Toronto singer/songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot.

MAY 12th

call (416) 531-6604 for tickets


(includes instant digital download in high quality files)



1.    Emotion-  B. Gibb, R. Gibb
2.    Solitude Standing- Vega, Ferrera, Sanko, Shilman,Visceglia
3.    Careful How you Break My Heart- Jory Nash
4.    Come A Little Closer- Lori Cullen
5.    By The Green Hills- John Millard
6.    Rainy Day People- Gordon Lightfoot
7.    Forever and For Always- Shania Twain, R. Lange
8.    Baubles Bangles and Beads- G. Forrest, R. Wright
9.    Matte Kudasai- A. Belew, W. Bruford, T. Levin
11.  Rose Of Montrose- Kurt Swinghammer
12.  In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning- M. Hilliard



In The Morning We’ll Meet

Years ago via the old fashioned myspace I met a singer/songwriter from Italy, Giorgio Tuma. Years after our introduction I get an email from him asking if I would sing on his newest recording. He sent 11 tracks over the internet, I created vocal arrangements and then sent them back for mix. I am so proud to be singing with this honest, passionate and creative artist.

The recording is not officially out yet but here is a beautiful music video for one of the songs I sing with him. I will post when the cd is released.


Songs Are Like Tattoos- Tribute to Joni Mitchell

We sang Joni’s songs in BC and Ontario and people came to hear it.  It was a great success and a wonderful group of people to tour with.  I have always said my favourite thing about making music is the people I get to surround myself with.

Mia Sheard did a wonderful job of curating and organizing this show. Proud to be a part of it.  Stay tuned for more shows down the road…………….


Hosted by Mia Sheard with Lori Cullen, David Matheson,
Kevin Fox, Chris Gartner, Ryan Granville Martin


January 25, 2011 – Millenium Place, Whistler, B.C.
January 27, 2011 – Roxy Theatre, Revelstoke, B.C.
January 28, 2011 – Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
January 29, 2011 – Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB
February 3, 2011 – Centre for the Arts Brock U – St. Catharines, ON

February 5, 2011 – Capitol Arts Centre – North Bay, ON
February 10, 2011 – Kiwanis Theatre – Chatham, ON