Lorna Osborne – Vocals
Born in Dundee, Lorna has been with MOTR for well over a decade. Before that she paid her musical dues with top Jazz/funk band SHAKATAK and has a gold and silver disc for the NIGHTBIRDS album. She then went on to become Scotland’s foremost female session singer, working with top Scottish acts like SIMPLE MINDS, FISH, RUNRIG, BILLY CONNOLLY and FINLAY QUAYE. Lorna then moved south to work with the likes of DARRYL HALL, MICA PARIS, and PRETENDERS. As ‘Dance-Diva’ LORNA B she had several dance hits in the late 90’s topping both the Dance and Club charts as featured vocalist with D.J SCOTT, ZERO V.U. and SHARADA HOUSE GANG, twice making the top 4O with tracks produced by Stock and Aitkin. She spent 2 weeks at No 1 in the Dance Charts with her version of SWEET DREAMS.
As well as studio work for songwriters like Jeff Wayne, Les Reed, Barry Mason, Geoff Stevens, Richard Kerr, Roger Cook, and Elton John, Lorna has appeared at The Montreux Jazz Festival and London’s Albert Hall and T.V. shows like Top of The Pops and Wogan. Her most memorable gig with Middle of the Road was appearing in Germany in front of 45,000 eager fans. She is also an accomplished songwriter and was the only winning featured woman (out of 600 songwriters) in SKY TVs TIN PAN ALLEY, the award for which sits next to her husbands Ivor Novello. But she says that having dinner with Quincy Jones the night before a Ivor Novello awards ceremony was the ultimate highlight.
When she is not gigging Lorna likes to go to the gym and play tennis. She also loves playing the piano, German beer and catching up with family and friends – if she can do them all together that makes her a happy lady!