• Malo and The Hangout Group Present
    Surely Lorraine
    At The Silver Lake Sessions
    Upstairs at Malo in Los Angeles
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Surely Lorraine is a New Post-Punk/New Wave Music Project
    Produced by Boz Boorer

    LOS ANGELES, CA – May 16, 2014 – The Hangout Group and Malo will feature Surely Lorraine at The Silver Lake Sessions on Wednesday night, May 21, 2014, at Malo Cantina Suavecita on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. Surely Lorraine front woman Anime Wong will perform her post-punk/new wave music project solo. Opening acts include cellist-singer-songwriter Luke Janela (9:15pm) and Kondo Exurbia (10:00pm) fronted by Tom Pinkava, of post-punk band Superbas and experimental sound project Communication Kills. Doors are at 8:00pm, with free drinks until 10:00pm using the super secret password found on the event’s Facebook page, and Happy Hour prices on food all night in the upstairs bar. This is a free, all-ages show. Malo is located at 4326 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323-664-1011; http://www.malorestaurant.com). For more information, please visit www.surelylorraine.com.

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    Line-Up –
    • 9:15pm – Luke Janela
    • 10:00pm – Kondo Exurbia
    • 10:45pm – Surely Lorraine

    Anime Wong/Surely Lorraine –

    The brainchild of Los Angeles’ Anime Wong and Charlie Browne from Portugal, Surely Lorraine’s post-punk EP Tunes of Portugal was produced by famed rockabilly guitarist and indie producer Boz Boorer, at Serra Vista Studios in Portugal, and mastered by Cam Blackwood, at Voltaire Road Recording Studios in London. The video for the first single, “Calling Out,” was released in March, earlier this year.

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    Surely Lorraine – “Calling Out” (click on image to see video)

    With her female perspective of post-punk/new wave love and heartache, Wong joined with Browne’s definitive musical voice to write new arrangements of selections from The Songs of Charlie Browne collection. With Boorer’s genius rock and alternative punk sensibilities and energetic guidance as producer, Wong and Browne forged the beginnings of a new arsenal of steel-hearted songs.

    Wong was classically trained in piano from the age of 6. She achieved honors in the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Certificate of Merit course level 8 and passed the Royal School of Music level 6. Her father bought her a Walkman around the age of 9 and the likes of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and other religiously influential music artists infused her blood with a prescriptive blend of British and American rebellion. She was lucky to find the world of theatre in her teens as a healthy outlet for her other-worldly angst, practicing her craft as a writer, director, lighting designer and technical director for the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Women’s Ensemble Theatre and studying at East West Players’ Summer and Winter Conservatories. She played a feature role (academic decathlon member “Mary”) in director Justin Lin’s breakout MTV Films production, Better Luck Tomorrow.

    She stage managed, assistant directed, and associate produced for Los Angeles’ Lodestone Theatre Ensemble’s stage production of the musical The Mikado Project (adapted from the controversial Gilbert & Sullivan classic The Mikado by Ken Narasaki and Dorie Baizley), directed by Chil Kong. Wong also acted in Euripides’ The Trojan Women (with Emily Kuroda, best known as Mrs. Kim on Gilmore Girls), directed by Alberto Isaac.

    With some experience in performance and production under her belt, Wong is ecstatic to finally join her passion for language and music under the Surely Lorraine project. She will be joining Boorer again in the studio this summer to record a new album.

    Links –
    • Official Site – http://www.surelylorraine.com
    • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/surelylorraine2
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1421891994747575
    • Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/surelylorraine
    • ReverbNation – http://www.reverbnation.com/surelylorraine
    • CD Baby – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/surelylorraine2
    • Twitter – @SurelyLorraine

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    For more information, photos, copies of the new EP, or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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