Singer and performer Lori Michaels
is set to perform and debut her new single “Tattletale”
Winter Music Conference from March 8-13. In addition to her performances in
Miami, Lori is also making a
celebrity guest appearance on March 10 with
Pandora Events at
Mova and will also make another special guest
appearance at Pride. Lori wrote and produced the new
country/pop song “Ride It Like A Cowgirl” currently
available on iTunes. The song,
performed by Naked Cowgirl Cindy Fox, promises to make
you get up and dance like you did to “Macarena,” “Achy
Breaky Heart,” and “The Electric Slide,” Stay tuned for
the video and catch the new dance craze that could quite
possibly sweep the nation. Lori
Michaels recently spoke with Mark’s List about her
upcoming performances, “Out” performers and what’s next
in her career.
|("Tattletale" cover courtesy of Aggressive
performing a new single at Winter Music Conference in
Can you tell us about the single and what fans can
First off, I'm very excited to
be back in Florida.
This is my first time performing at Winter Music
Conference. For me, the main WMC official event is
March 9th to debut my new single
"Tattletale." Since the success surrounding my song
"Rebound" (hitting Top 15 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play
chart and having such incredible remixes & still having
such a great time with that song performing it & hearing
it played) I think if you are a fan, "Tattletale" can
easily be added to your dance favorites. We're starting
off with the release of just the single for this song,
with remixes to follow.
When you are performing at
events, what do you want the audience to take away from
the experience? Are you trying to send a message?
It depends on the event.
Obviously, I hope the audience enjoys the music, but it
has always been more than that for me; and from the
feedback I receive, it seems like audiences can relate
to the songs and enjoy the live performances as well. I
am a seasoned performer and I have always enjoyed
blending the entertainment aspect with other elements as
well; to move people & to affect people in different
For someone who has never
heard you perform, how would you describe your style?
My style varies depending on
my mood and the venue/type of event. I have upbeat,
dance shows with "Me & The Girls" (which is usually a
festival or club show favorite) and I have low key
piano/vocal shows that usually require a box of tissues
for the audience and for me as well.
How important is it to
promote Marriage Equality through your music and
I promote a lot of causes. I
started my own non-profit organization years ago and the
music & our performances/presentations have been a big
part of all that I do. I believe in equality. I believe
in marriage equality. I believe in love.
How do you think society
has changed in terms of accepting “out” performers?
For sure we've all come a long
way. And, let's face it: there are quite a few "out"
performers who are simply FAB-U-LOUS. Period.
Are you still performing at
the OUT Music Awards this spring?
"Rebound" is officially
nominated for OUTstanding dance song and I was also
asked to perform for the Melissa Etheridge tribute.
What has been most exciting
about your career thus far, and what can we expect from
Lori Michaels in the future?
It's been a "wild ride" for me
and that's what I think keeps things exciting. 2010 was
a big year-if you take a "real close" look at all that I
had really going on (international shows, a marriage
equality campaign & other efforts with my non-profit
organization Reach Out, Inc., starting my own record
label & having my first song on Billboard's Dance/Club
play chart, a groundbreaking girl-on-girl duet with
Bravo’s former castmate of “The Real Housewives of New
Jersey,” and appearances/shows/media madness surrounding
all that. I'm just grateful to have a good jump on
2011and I'm looking forward to the projects that I'm
working on. I'm a "do it all, all the time" type of girl
and it should be no surprise that it's going to be more
music, more shows, more good stuff...and yes, probably a
bit more mania as well.