Vixen Parts Ways With Singer Lorraine Lewis

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VIXEN and singer Lorraine Lewis have gone their separate ways, marking a shift in the band’s trajectory.

Lewis took to her social media earlier today to share the news, expressing gratitude to the VIXEN Tribe and fans while hinting at forthcoming Rock & Roll endeavors. She reminisced about her time with the band since stepping into the spotlight in 2019, emphasizing the cherished memories and experiences she’s had. Lewis assured her followers that this isn’t the end of her musical journey and promised to continue rocking out with them in the future.

The departure of Lewis follows her recruitment in January 2019 as the replacement for Janet Gardner, who had been recuperating from surgery. Lewis had already showcased her talents with VIXEN in March 2018, filling in during Gardner’s absence.

Before Lewis’s tenure, VIXEN’s core members—drummer Roxy Petrucci, bassist Share Ross, and guitarist Britt Lightning—pledged to honor the band’s legacy while staying true to their musical roots. The classic lineup of VIXEN includes Gardner, Petrucci, and Ross, alongside founding guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, who sadly passed away in October 2013.

Gardner, a pivotal figure in VIXEN’s history, lent her vocals to the band’s most successful studio albums, including “Vixen” (1988), “Rev It Up” (1990), and “Tangerine” (1998), as well as their latest live album, “Live Fire” (2018).

In Ross’s absence, Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock group BARRA DE SAIA and spouse of Richie Kotzen, stepped in as her replacement. Lage made her debut with VIXEN in February 2022 at the pre-Monsters Of Rock cruise concert in Miami, Florida.

Despite the lineup changes, VIXEN remained active, dropping a new single titled “Red” last year. The track, penned and produced by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury, received visual treatment in the form of an official music video directed by Drew Johnston and Vicente Cordero, with editing by Ryan Conion.

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