This redhead changes her feathers easily, from the glamorous, sequined chanteuse fronting her 10 piece big band, "Any Swing Goes," to her hilarious, country spoof, The Patsy DeCline Show, her stage presence, humor and ability to connect with her audience always shines through.
Lannie has headlined at prestigious Boettcher Concert Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheater with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She's worked with a diverse group of national entertainers from Bill Cosby, B.B. King and Jay Leno. Lannie and her swinging big band even earned a standing ovation opening a show for her idol, the legend, Mr. Ray Charles.
Her natural stage presence and acting ability landed her a principal movie role as the girlfriend of Anthony Perkins in the movie, "The Destroyer." In the summer of 2002 she guest starred in Eve Ensler's, The Vagina Monologues with veteran New York actresses, Rhonda Ross and Glynis Bells at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
In 1998 she expanded her repertoire with a loving tribute to George Gershwin called, 'S Wonderful." In 2005 she added "Screen Gems," paying tribute to great movie songs. Both shows feature her top-notch quintet, The Errand Boys of Rhythm.
Her other personas include a bell-bottomed belter in the "The Platforms and Polyester Disco Revue," her funky, 8 piece PARTY band, singing classic disco hits, funk and Motown and as a torchy singer ala 1940's, in her jazz and jump show, "A Slick Chick on the Mellow Side."
"Under Paris Skies," is the name of her gypsy jazz influenced show and newest CD. The amazing band, The Gypsy Swing Revue backs her up on songs that pay tribute to Django Reihardt's, Hot Club of France. This show sold out every show of a 3 month run when it premiered for a concert series the summer of 2005.
Her fans know that Lannie is more than just a versatile singer. As emcee for a Colorado AIDS Project fundraiser, her comedic skills prompted a Denver Post columnist to write, "She wowed the crowd with a style reminiscent of Bette Midler...she ad-libbed and the crowd roared its approval .. if her voice ever gives out she could start a career as a stand-up comic."
In 2006, Lannie and writer/producer, Jefferson Arca, opened a nightclub bearing her name, a gorgeous, intimate showroom, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret. The club showcases her many shows and features national acts and the best in Colorado entertainment.
(www.lannies.com for info-303-293-0075)
Lannie always works with the finest musicians and each show is beautifully packaged from the costumes to the pro-sound reinforcement and lighting. She can customize each show to suit the needs of the client and/or audience.
To book Lannie call: 303-331-0744