WE’LL meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when...
It’s a fitting introduction for a woman who makes her living as a Vera Lynn tribute act.
And Lorrie Brown is extremely good at what she does.
So good in fact she’s been nominated in the National Tribute Awards 2013.
The winners are to be announced next month and will appear at the Litchfield Garrick Theatre at the end of the year.
Lorrie, aged 50, of Owlthorpe, Sheffield, got into the tribute business by accident.
She said: “About 25 years ago I started to go into local residential homes to provide a little entertainment by singing a few songs for the residents.
“And the people living there, being of a certain age, would often request Vera Lynn songs which they would all sing along to. I decided to do a little research into the lady and began to like her as much as they did.
“Then it struck me why not don the uniform and give it a go as a tribute act. I’ve been doing that for 18 years.”
Lorrie has toured the country, including a two-year stint with Danny La Rue, sung for the Chelsea Pensioners and twice performed in Blackpool at the Opera House and Tower Ballroom. And her regular shows at the Carlton Park Hotel in Rotherham often sell out. She is also appearing in ‘A Salute to the 1940s’ at the Peace Gardens in June.