Lorraine Brown manages the administration, front of house, accounts and sales aspect of the company. Lorraine has danced since the age of 4 and has studied Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Highland and Tap & has featured in many shows. She has been a dance instructor for 18 years and hosts monthly events as well as regular classes aimed at all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. Ranch Dance Fife also has a demonstration team who travel to a variety of local events. www.ranchdance-fife.co.uk
Lorraine is also an award winning choreographer in the UK and has had dances published worldwide. Acts as a dance consultant to the company when required. Has also choreographed a pop video. Her new venture is to provide dance lessons and choreography to couples for their wedding day.
Writer John Murray had first journalistic experience as Starsounds columnist in Fife Leader, 1981-82. After extended residence as record reviewer on Ford’s Friday Review for Radio Forth in March 1982, wrote and presented half hour documentary series, Soundcheckin’. Pioneered (with co-presenter Mark Hagen) Monday Monday magazine programme which won Scottish Radio Industries Award. First overnight presenter on Nightclub when Radio Forth became a 24 hour station.
Freelanced with Radio Tay, Radio Borders, Max AM and LBC. Joined voluntary service, Victoria Radio Network in 1977, elected chairman 1992 – 2003. Hired as football reporter, Scot FM, 1994 – 95, Kingdom FM, 1998-99. Currently writing weekly music/media column for Fife Free Press Group (since 1988). Devised and directed first licenced station from a major tourist attraction, Pirate Radio from Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, May 1995. In 1996 co-founded (with George Mackintosh) Kingdom FM in successful bid to run Fife radio service, on air since October 1998. Since its inception Kingdom FM have been officially Fife’s No.1 station (source RAJAR).
With over 35 years service, founded Fife Council Employees’ Fife Charities Trust with £1million raised from staff lottery and all funds going to Fife based needy causes. Founded registered charity Kingdom Kids affiliated to Kingdom FM radio and chairs the group since 1998. Joined Leith FM as
Project Manager and raised funds to realise a community licence from
May 2008. Still presenting a weekly talk show as the station became Castle FM. In 2012 founded k107 FM the only Ofcom licenced community radio in Fife and chairs the group.
a lifelong Sinatra fan and seeing him play live at Ibrox in 1990 John
wrote Sinatra: The Final Curtain over the summer of 2012 with
performances debuting in 2013. He then co-wrote the Dean Martin Christmas Show with Tony Delicata for Fringe 2015 which returned in 2016 along with new production Emerald Diaries with original music from John and Willie Logan. Also premiered in 2016 was What The Funk written by himself.
interest in all things “theatre” goes back as long as he can remember. His
earliest memory of performing goes back to Primary 6! He joined Glenrothes
Amateur Musical Association and Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club in 1981 and
remains an enthusiastic member of both to this day, currently serving as
President for GAMA. On stage he has played many principal and leading roles and
(heaven help us) has even been known to dance on occasion. In 1986, he combined
his professional life as a Manufacturing Engineer with his love of Theatre by
joining the sage lighting manufacturer, Strand Lighting, as Senior Production
Engineer where he stayed for 5 years, undertaking an number of training courses
including one by the renowned lighting designer and author Francis Reid. In
1990 he joined the technical crew at Buckhaven Theatre, initially taking charge
of the lighting, then moving on to working with sound and, latterly serving as
Stage Manager. He “worked” at Buckhaven for 10 years lighting and stage
managing many drama festivals, visiting productions and home grown productions.
The highlight of each year was the pantomime which Buckhaven produced in
collaboration with Fife College Theatre Arts course, which Martin oversaw from
a technical capacity, taking an active role when necessary. Over the years he
has stage managed many shows, musicals and plays. He also regularly serves as
stage director for drama festivals at both local and national level. He
continues to mix his love of performing with the deep satisfaction he gains
from staging all types of shows.
Ryan Buchanan is the Sound Designer and when he is not mixing sound for us he freelances everywhere else. He is a production assistant at BBC Scotland and has previously worked for Edinburgh Tattoo and various touring and West End and Fringe product
ions. From his first opportunity
with Leith Festival, Ryan has worked across Edinburgh's Festivals as a
sound engineer and moving into Lighting at times. He trained at SSR
Manchester after being awarded 'The Charlie Jones Scholarship' and
continued to develop his sound engineering skills. He has worked in many
Edinburgh venues such as 'The Kings Theatre' and 'Edinburgh Festival
Theatre' as well as Fringe Festival Venues. For 2016 he worked as producer on the new series of Top Gear for BBC1 then became fully involved with several Edinburgh productions in August.