host of Demand Country
Rock legend Lorraine Crosby hosts Demand Country from our studios in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, the singer songwriter often known as ‘Mrs Loud’ is best known as the female vocalist on Meatloaf’s 1993 number one smash hit single ‘I Would Do Anything For Love’ – a role for which Cher was initially under consideration. The official video release features the model Dana Patrick miming to the powerful voice of Crosby and went on to reach number one in 28 countries.
In the early 1990s, having heard a vocal demo tape of songs co-written with her then-partner (now husband) Stuart Emerson, American music producer Jim Steinman asked to meet the pair, who were living in New York at the time. They followed Steinman (famous for his work with the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply, Meatloaf, Barry Manilow and Celine Dion) to live in Los Angeles, where he became their manager and secured them a contract with Meatloaf’s recording label MCA. It was while at the label’s recording studios on Sunset Boulevard that Crosby was invited to provide the female vocals for ‘I Would Do Anything For Love’.
Now, living back in her native north east England, Lorraine travels the world performing and is a huge fan of Chris Stapleton. She has recorded with many well-known favourites over the years including her close friends Bonnie Tyler and John Parr, as well as country legend Willie Nelson.