Music

Lorraine’s new album Invincible Decency will be out November 2014!

Segato’s much anticipated new CD Invincible Decency will be released to the public November 2014. The recording took place over a 2-year period with her longtime musical collaborator Producer David Gray (also guitarist/composer for The Parachute Club).

This project marks a return to her groove-oriented roots reminiscent of early Parachute Club material. Songs like Only Human, Hole in the Wall and All Went Wrong (Right Time) feature strong melodies and memorable lyrics.

Segato sings in Italian for the first time in a Latin fueled pop song called Tengo Le Tasche Vuote and pays tribute to her late longtime Parachute Club partner Billy Bryans, in a powerful, stark and touching song called Times Like This.

Order your advance copy  and receive live bonus track “Love is Fire,” featuring members of Parachute Club. You can also listen to some of the tracks below and purchase them individually.

About Lorraine

Lorraine Segato singingFor the past 36 years Lorraine Segato has fueled an impressive artistic career that has produced some excellent and edgy cultural work. Segato’s extensive experience as a respected Musician, Songwriter, Filmmaker, Event Producer, Artistic Director, Speechwriter, Lecturer and Social Justice Activist makes her one of Canada’s leading cultural commentators and best-known recording artists.

As the co-founder and lead singer of The Parachute Club, one of the most critically lauded and commercially successful groups of the eighties, Segato enjoyed an impressive career in the music industry before turning her attention to other creative endeavors.

Lorraine and the Parachute ClubEven before her chart-topping hits with Parachute Club, Segato had already staked a claim as one of the few female artists of the time able to succeed on her own terms.

Ultimately, as one of Canada’s most internationally renowned transcultural music bands, The Parachute Club garnered five Junos, five BMACs, five Casbys, two platinum records and one gold record, and a SOCAN Classic Award for “Rise Up.” Most recently the band was honored with the Indie Hall of Fame Award from CMW’s Indie Music Awards. To this day, the groups’ hits “Rise Up,” “At the Feet of the Moon,” “Love and Compassion,” and “Love is Fire” remain staples on Canadian radio.

Segato has released two critically praised solo recordings—Luminous City and Phoenix—and produced several eminent music scores.

Lorraine SegatoSegato has also devoted time to directing, writing, narrating and music editing a TV and festival documentary called Queen Street West: The Rebel Zone with the award-winning Rhombus Media International. She executive produced an accompanying Sony Records soundtrack CD. The Rebel Zone won her the most promising new female director award at the Inside Out Film Festival.

Over the years Segato has alternated between singing, directing, speechwriting, and producing large cultural events, and now turns her talents to writing a one-woman show, Get Off My Dress. She has also recently finished production on a new CD project entitled Invincible Decency due out in 2014, and will also release updated remixes of classic Parachute Club songs beginning with “At the Feet of the Moon.”

2014 promises to be an interesting year for Segato as internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Shelley Saywell follows Lorraine in a process where together they uncover the stories and talents of the city’s at risk population as they showcase their talents.

In June of 2014 a Rise Up Remix will also be available for download.

Segato’s work, no matter what the medium, remains consistently topical and relevant. Her passion, empathy and charisma have served a career, on stage and in production, that has educated and inspired Canadians for three decades.

LORRAINE SEGATO– DATES DU JOUR

June 19th- 10pm NXNE Festival / Tranzac Club set
June 20th- 9pm The Orbit Room The Parachute Club
June 25th- 8pm World Pride Gala presentation with special guests Micah Barnes, Billy Newton-Davis, Jackie Richardson, Miku Graham. Lea DeLaria & KD Lang Perform.
June 27th- 8pm World Pride Mainstage The Parachute Club
Sept13-Oct5 – 8pm Freda & Jem’s Best of the Week. Directed by Judith Thompson. Written by Lois Fine. Featuring Diane Flacks, Kathryn Haggis, Stephen Joffe, Sadie Epstein-Fine, Lorraine Segato
November 1- 8:30pm Soulpepper Cabaret Series/ Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues featuring Colleen Allen, Miku Graham, Lyne Tremblay, Stacie McGregor,Lorraine Segato
November 7th- 9:00pm Toronto’s Design Exchange’s Annual Fundraiser Politics of Design, Design of Politics honouring Frank Toskan Cofounder of MAC cosmetics.
November 23rd-3pm-6pm Artist in Residency presents Legacy Speaker Series: Lorraine Segato hosts this series of in-depth conversations with prominent Toronto cultural contributors. The first event features radio host Garvia Bailey Jazz FM91.

DAIR

Lorraine’s  Artist-in-Residence Project at Regent Park can be found here:

www.lorrainesegato.com/dair/