Lorrie Brown has been performing a tribute show to Dame Vera Lynn for over 25yrs and in 2013 she was honoured for her achievement by the agents association and named UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute.
Lorrie is now taking the next logical step and in March, begins a tour of a show that she has devised with her husband and co producer Gary Birtles. As Lorrie explains, ‘2017 is Dame Vera’s 100th birthday and the nation is going to be honoring all her achievements from her life. During my show we talk about the work she did during WW2 so the next logical step was to tell people about her life and what shaped her into becoming the forces sweetheart. She started her career singing in the dance bands and that is where we will start. We will be performing on stage with a live band and singing many of the songs she would have sung in her early days, then moving on to her time entertaining the troops and hosting her own radio show ‘Sincerely Yours’, which is where the title of the show comes from. Dame Vera had many hits so we will try and get as many in the show as possible all with that live band sound. Also on the bill will be support by another wartime favourite, George Formby performed by one of the country’s leading tribute acts’.