Lorne hails from the Quyon-Pontiac area where his love of music began and where he has entertained on many occasions. He developed his interest in music while playing and entertaining with his family at home, at community events and at St. Paddy's Day celebrations. In 1992, he released a collection of original songs entitled "All for the Love of Dad and Mom", with special guests, brothers Mel and Urbie, and sister Donna.
In the 1970s, Lorne moved to Kitchener-Waterloo for his studies. While there he entertained in local coffee houses and bars with his brother, as well as in the Hamilton-Burlington area. After moving to Sudbury in the late 70's, Lorne continued to perform with a couple of local bands until moving back home to the Ottawa Valley. In the spring of 1986, he formed the "Country Tradition" band, which in 1994 became the "Country Pride" band. In the early 2000’s, the "Ricochet Riders" band was created by Lorne's driving motivation. He sings lead vocals and plays a hot rhythm guitar.
Lorne's concept is to have a "good time, down to earth rock 'n country" band. His music ranges from country to Irish and fiddle tunes to good old rock 'n roll. Lorne and his band interact with their audience to make everyone feel at home, involved and ready to "party"!
All of the "Ricochet Riders" band members are from the Ottawa Valley, with solid professional backgrounds. Their experiences range from T.V. appearances, album productions and headlining large live performances at jamborees, festivals and fairs, as well as working the club circuit.
Summary of Musical Accomplishments & Contributions to the Community
· Formed & led several bands including Country Tradition, Country Pride and Lorne Daley & the Ricochet Riders who are still performing today
· Released four original albums:
o 1992’s For The Love of Mom and Dad
o 1998’s Remembering True Country -This album featured several Ottawa Valley musicians as studio musicians which was produced by Ted Daigle
o 2011's Country From Where I Stand
o 2019's Going With The Flow
· Member of the Seabrook Singers for 12 years
· Entertained at countless events and locations across the Ottawa Valley including:
o Many local bars and Legions
· Clubs including:
o Nepean Sports Club
o Kanata Sports Club
o Army Navy Club
· Private Celebrations
· Thematic Shows (St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.)
· Valley Heritage Radio Kitchen Parties
· Organized numerous musical events including:
o Pontiac Pride Jamboree (7 years, featuring Pontiac musicians which evolved into Quyon Jam Fest. Proceeds were donated to the Pontiac Community Hospital)
o From The Heart, For The Heart Jamboree (11 years, featuring Ottawa Valley musicians. Proceeds were donated to the Ottawa Heart Institute)
o Retirement parties for members of the community, including Canadian musician & radio personality Ted Daigle. Proceeds were donated to the Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame)