Biography

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.