Lorraine Bowen

British singer-songwriter
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Lorraine Bowen (born 31 October 1961 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and comedian.[1] She has released seven studio and compilation albums.[2]

CareerEdit

Bowen was a member for two bands in the 1980s. The bands were See You in Vegas and The Dinner Ladies.[3] She performed regularly with Billy Bragg on the stage and on record.

In 1990, Bragg encouraged Bowen to start a solo career. Bowen started performing solo shows by the name The Lorraine Bowen Experience.[4] Her act had three songs, a Casio keyboard and an ironing board. Her songs are seen as "quirky", have humor and are often with a sense of tacky. Themes often include food, movie actors (one of her most popular songs is about Julie Christie), mobile phones and fish fingers.

Bowen was a contestant on Britain's Got Talent in May 2015. She sang her own song, "The Crumble Song".[5]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Greatest Hits Volume One (1995)[6]
  • Greatest Hits Volume Two (1998)[7]
  • Bossy Nova (2000)[8]
  • Songs from the Living Room (2002, Italian)
  • Vital Organs (2006)[9]
  • Suburban Exotica (2010)[10]
  • The Crumble Lady (2016)

SinglesEdit

  • Faffing Around on Facebook (2012)
  • Drinking Song (in German) (2012)
  • Valentine's Day (in a 21st Century Way) (2013)
  • Japanese Crumble Song (Sushi Song) (2013)
  • Bears (2015)
  • Give My Love to Hull (2015)
  • Christmas Crumble (2015)
  • Crumble de Noel (2015)
  • Reggaeton Crumble Song (2016)

As a contributing artistEdit

Billy Bragg
  • The Internationale (1990)[11]
  • Don't Try This At Home (1991)[12]
Dope Smugglaz
Fantastic Plastic Machine
  • There Must Be An Angel (Playing with My Heart) (Mix for Mirror Ball) (1998)[14]
  • Bossa For Jackie (Dedicated to Mrs Kennedy) (1998)[14]
The Damned
  • So, Who's Paranoid? (2008)[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lorraine Bowen". All Famous. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  2. "Lorraine Bowen". Info Famous People. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  3. "The Dinner Ladies". Discogs.com. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  4. "Who is Lorraine Bowen". The Metro. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  5. "BGT Golden Buzzer Choice Lorraine Bowen". The Radio Times. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  6. "Greatest Hits Vol. 1". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  7. "Greatest Hits Volume 2". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  8. "Bossy Nova!". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  9. "Lorraine Bowen's Vital Organs by Lorraine Bowen: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  10. "Suburban Exotica by Lorraine Bowen: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  11. "Billy Bragg - The Internationale". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  12. "Billy Bragg - Don't Try This At Home". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  13. "Dope Smugglaz - The Word". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Fantastic Plastic Machine - Luxury". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  15. "The Damned - So, Who's Paranoid?". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.