Latest Original Singles


This song is based on a memory I had as a child in northern Alberta, running with boundless energy in open fields under those endless blue skies and the long sunny days that ran into night, as a billion twinkling stars slowly appeared. This is where time and worry didn’t exist and life was most precious.
These lyrics and music tell that feeling. I hope you feel it too!


This song is dedicated to my beloved mother Molly, who I lost in 1992.
Our parting was too soon and I think of her often.
This brave young woman who left England for Canada in 1950, shortly after the end of World War I.
Once Molly arrived in Canada, she had plans to leave Edmonton, bound for Vancouver, but those plans quickly changed when on an evening outing at the Rainbow Ballroom dance hall, her eyes met those of a tall, handsome Dutchman, and they were married six months later.
This song is for you Molly, always the life of the party.
I miss you always.


This song inhabits the stress, sadness and fear of a failing relationship drowning in a flood of memories tangled in lost love, rage and abuse. It’s time to move on but the water is rising and panic is replacing reason while trying to hold on to something that’s gone.

Debut Album

Black Coffee

Elaine Lakeman

Vocals: Elaine Lakeman
Produced and Arranged by: Lloyd English
Mixed and Mastered by: Myles English and Lloyd English at Syncrosonix (Salt Spring Island)
Rhythm Section and Vocals Tracked by: Zack Cohen at Woodshop Studios, Duncan, BC

James Young: Double Bass (All Tracks)
Dave Emery: Drum Kit (All Tracks)
Lloyd English: Acoustic, Nylon String, Jazz Guitars
Diana English: Background Vocals and Keys
Graphics/Layout Design: Island Gals Media Group
Photographs of Elaine: Sue Ferguson, Outer Limits Digital Photography