Mark Ortega To Perform For Benefit

Mark Ortega will be performing live at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach, CA on Sunday May 27th.

Please join Mark for his live performance benefiting AIDS/Life Cycle. Follow @TheMarkOrtega on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest updates.

Can’t make it? Donate instead at http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/CoryK

 

L.M.O. Releases New Single

EDM Duo encourages listeners to “follow their dreams.”

January, 2018. L.A./Phoenix. Electronic dance music duo L.M.O. has released a new original single, “Follow My Dreams.” Written by Lorie Madison and Steve Bronski (of  queer synth-pop trio Bronski Beat ), the dance track is meant to inspire you to get into the groove by “moving up” and “moving on.”

“The song was written for people who have let things in their life hold them back from pursuing their dreams,” says Madison. “It could be referring to a job, relationship, or addiction.” she continued. “Free yourself!”

Follow My Dreams by L.M.O. featuring Lori Madison is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon Digital, Google Play, and via most online music e-tailers.

The track was produced by the fabulous Steve Bronski with additional production by Mark Ortega.

For more information about L.M.O. and “Follow My Dreams,” please visit http://markortegaentertainment.com/l-m-o/

L.M.O.

Lorie Madison and Mark Ortega

Email: MarkOrtegaEntertainment@gmail.com

Twitter: @lebohlie @TheMarkOrtega

https://www.facebook.com/MarkOrtegaEntertainment/

Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ

Mark Ortega Entertainment Adds L.M.O. to Artist Roster

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Mark Ortega Entertainment Adds L.M.O. to Music Roster

The EDM/Soul duo plans summer performances.

Los Angeles/Phoenix (Feb 9, 2017) Mark Ortega Entertainment has announced the addition of EDM-Soul group L.M.O. to its collective of LGBTQI artists. L.M.O is Lorie Madison and Mark Ortega. The duo met in 2002 when Mark Ortega was performing at Pasadena Pride with his group Digital Soldiers and Lorie was performing with (Steve) Bronski Beat at the same event and the friendship was born. Soon after, Lorie was asked to join Digital Soldiers and was an active member ever since.

How their musical careers began

 

Lorie “Madeve” Madison

 

Born in Chicago, Lorie got her musical talents from her parents. Her mother was an accomplished pianist and her father was a singer in several Doo-Wop groups in the 50’s and 60’s. At first, Lorie was shy about her musical abilities until she got enough courage to sing at a wedding. Someone attending the reception asked her to perform at a night club, and soon after she met Sean Niles of (L.A.) Exhibition fame.

 

Lorie performed and recorded with Exhibition, where she was introduced to Steve Bronski of Bronski Beat. Writing and recording songs with Steve, she traveled Europe as Bronski Beat. Lorie and Steve released a collection of club remixes of “Smalltown Boy” during their tour featuring Lorie’s vocals. The remixes reached the top of the dance charts throughout Europe.

 

Mark Ortega

 

Born and raised in Iowa, Mark is a jazz, classical and pop trained singer/songwriter.

 

Besides being a co-founder of synth-pop group Digital Soldiers, Mark also teamed up with Long Beach, CA rocker Danny MacArthur Kemp to form the group Hi-Teck. From 2004 to 2008, the duo performed at Prides in Long Beach, Palm Springs and Phoenix and preceded acts Sir Ari Gold, Brian Kent, and Jennifer Holliday.

 

From 2009-2014, Mark Ortega moved to Chicago and founded a musical showcase series featuring talented local gay artists. The showcases provided exceptional live entertainment while raising funds and awareness for causes important to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community. The showcases benefited The Trevor Project, Ride For AIDS Chicago, Test Positive Aware Network and Lambda Legal. Mark’s showcases were held at various clubs in Chicago including Spin, Circuit, and The Glenwood.

 

In June 2012, Mark was honored to be the opening act for NBC’s The Voice Finalist Beverly McClellan at Capital City Pride in his hometown of Des Moines, IA in front of an attentive crowd of 10,000. Mark was also the opening act for favorite 80’s cover band Sixteen Candles at Pride North in Chicago in June 2013.

 

Also in 2013, Mark released “Boystown,” a song co-written with Danny MacArthur Kemp, about coming out and life within the LGBTQ community based on personal experiences. Available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play, the song debuted at #3 on OutVoice.net’s top 10 in April 2013. “Boystown” was also featured on the “Gaybourhood” podcast hosted by Hong Kong’s DJ Stonedog in March 2014.

 

Mark left Chicago and moved to Phoenix in September of 2014 and was soon reunited with Digital Soldiers. In late 2016, the group released a Christmas album featuring 3 original holiday tunes. “A Very Digital Christmas,” by Digital Soldiers, is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Digital worldwide. The group also hosted a very successful Album Release Party and Performance benefitting Toys For Tots Long Beach at historic Club Ripples.

 

With Digital Soldiers on hiatus in 2017, Lorie and Mark continue to write and perform and are currently applying for Pride events throughout the summer as L.M.O.

Look for the single “Follow My Dreams,” by L.M.O. to be released on iTunes in February 2017.

 

L.M.O. Contact Information

 

Mark Ortega and Lorie Madison

MarkOrtegaEntertainment.com

http://markortegaentertainm.wixsite.com/the-mark-ortega

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/MarkOrtegaEntertainment/

Email: MarkOrtegaEntertainment@gmail.com

Twitter: @LorieMadison @TheMarkOrtega