This is an excellent track… great vocal that reminds me of the great English girl singers in the 60s  and 70s… great voice and catchy song… if released in England it would go into the charts… 5 stars!!

– Bill Street,  Georgia Straight Jazz Society.

Elaine Lakeman @ Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge – A Sultry Sexy afternoon of smooth Jazz with Elaine and her talented Backup band – what a lovely afternoon

– Ron Klausen

All the songs on the cd are easy listening and will be appreciated by anyone who enjoys music. Loved Elaine’s CD and highly recommend it, great to share with loved ones.

Elaine has a lovely voice and brings emotion and her own authenticity to each of the songs on her new cd. My personal favorite is Can We Still Be Friends. Highly recommend this cd.

Elaine has a lovely, dreamy, passionate voice, that makes you want to keep listening ! I can’t wait to have the chance to see her perform live one day !

We caught the Elaine Lakeman Trio recently at Vista 18 in Victoria, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening! The trio has a real talent for breathing elegant new life into the classic jazz standards, and Elaine’s voice is beautiful! The ensemble, which also features well known jazz guitarist Lloyd English, really lit up the room. If you like Holly Cole, check out the Elaine Lakeman

– Heather Pringle

I’ve been listening to Elaine sing her sultry songs a lot this past year. She has a voice like warm honey mixed in fine whisky, and a delivery that is delicious! Jazzy blues, a little Patsy, and a whole lot of Elaine style. When she pairs up with the English guitar men (Lloyd and Myles) and a big bass player (instrument, not the player!), it makes for a complete show. Whether she’s singing in a high class lounge or a cozy coffee emporium, she makes the audience feel like its just them and her, outside world is gone. I love her disc – When it Rains – for setting the background at home, or for make a road trip more interesting. Really looking forward to hearing some new , original material in the new future from this late blooming songstress.   Carmen Dennis

I went to Vista 18 to listen to my friend sing with Lloyd English and James Young on guitar and double bass respectively and what a treat it was. It had been a long time since I had heard Elaine sing, but if possible, her voice was even better now with that hint of huskiness and passion sounding through. She performed a varied number of songs, some old favorites, some unknown to me, some sad and some uplifting, but all performed with feeling and passion. What a wonderful evening in a lovely locale, I’m definitely coming back. Marvelous!   Bente Bunting

Latest Original Singles

Sleeping With A Dragon

A Time to Dance

Pequeño Poquito Pococo (PPP)

Bank of Love

 

You Make Me Feel Suspicious

 

Shadows
Drowning
Take Me Back

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!

Wild Roses

 

Debut Album

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