LORNE BEHRMAN IS A NEW YORK CITY-BASED GUITARIST-SONGWRITER WHO HAS TOURED AND RECORDED EXTENSIVELY, AND PLAYS EFFORTLESSLY ACROSS GENRES.
“I remember being 15, buying a cassette of The Replacements Don’t Tell A Soul, and racing to my parent’s car to slip the tape into my Walkman,” Lorne shares. “Upon hearing those coolly comforting first chords of ‘Talent Show’ I never was the same.”
Lorne has performed and recorded in a variety of genres, including punk, rock n’ roll, funk, big band jazz, soul, hip-hop, alt-country, and folk. He’s equally adept at lead and rhythm guitar roles, he’s skilled at fingerstyle and acoustic styles, and he plays acoustic and electric slide guitar.
“I guess I took The Replacements’ musical eclecticism and ran with it. As a kid, I just went all-in with Curtis Mayfield, Tom Waits, John Coltrane, John Frusciante, BB King, The Stooges, Soft Cell, The New York Dolls, and The Rolling Stones,” he details. “That patchwork makes up my musical DNA 30 years later.”
Lorne welcomes sideman recording, performing, and touring opportunities. In addition, Lorne is a seasoned songwriter who enjoys co-writing sessions, and can provide music, lyrics, and vocal melody lines.
“Music consumes me,” he says. “I came alive in my private world of listening to tapes, and practicing guitar. I’ve grown up playing in bands. Through it all, I’m grateful for the journey, even when there have been stones in my path.”
The Sweet Things – lead guitar, songwriter
The Vibrators – guested on lead guitar
L.E.S. Stitches - rhythm guitar
Crisis (produced by Just Blaze) - guitar
Paige Campbell - lead guitar
Dimestore Haloes – lead guitar, songwriter
The Dead Tricks – guitar, songwriter
Alluswe - guitar, songwriter
Social Chaos: UK Subs, D.O.A., D.R.I.
Anti Flag/Bouncing Souls
Swingin Utters/U.S Bombs
Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam (1999)– co-wrote song and performed in the movie
Alison O’Daniel Tuba Thieves (2015) – co-wrote two songs and performed in the movie
NY1 News Channel (2016) -- with The Sweet Things on Record Store Day