[Spotlights] The Lounge Act Lives

For nearly 20 years, Mark and Lorna have given Orlando a taste of old Vegas. 


Step inside a low-lit time capsule where nostalgia buffs sip stiff drinks in an ambiance overflowing with paisley-patterned wallpaper and hunting décor. But the old-school cocktails and furnishings aren’t the big draw at The Red Fox Lounge. The main attraction is the lounge act of Mark Wayne and Lorna Lambey, or simply Mark and Lorna. The husband-and-wife team has been performing standards and tunes from yesteryear in the lounge at the Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn since 1991.
With permanent smiles on their faces and seemingly inexhaustible enthusiasm, the performers banter good-naturedly. Wayne plays the electric keyboard and drum machine while vocalist Lambey taps a tambourine and belts out songs to blue-hair types, college kids and practically everyone in between.
Wayne and Lambey, who have been married for 37 years, performed on the road together in front of large crowds before settling down to raise a family and taking the stage at The Red Fox Lounge. 
“We’re the last of a dying breed,” says Wayne. “What we’re doing is a Vegas lounge act in Orlando.”
Rumor has it the twosome provided the inspiration for a recurring Saturday Night Live skit, which starred Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer. In “The Culps,” a husband and wife team performed popular songs in a cheesy fashion at middle school functions and the like. Alas, SNL spokesman Marc Liepis  says the parody wasn’t based on Orlando’s lounge-singing duo at all. One thing is certain about Mark and Lorna: they’re legends in the Orlando entertainment scene.

Mark Wayne and Lorna Lambey
Monday-Saturday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Red Fox Lounge
Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn
110 South Orlando Avenue
Winter Park

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