I decided to write this blog after being recently introduced to the hypnotic pair who performs at the retro cozy hot spot called The Red Fox Lounge in Winter Park, FL (by Orlando). When I went to this quaint 1970's time capsule I saw a performance of a lifetime from the Vegas-like duo of Mark Wayne and Lorna Lambry (they are said to be friends with Wayne Newton). Mark and Lorna had all eyes on them and the crowd under their spell. Love was in the air and couples of all ages were letting loose on the dance floor to a variety of music including renditions of "Fly Me to the Moon" and "I'm Just a Gigolo." Mark played the synthesizer and occasionally sang while Lorna's role was to sing and dance while randomly playing the tambourine. The crowd ranged from camouflaged country and trendy college to decked out socialites and 1950ish war veterans...we were somewhere in between :)
The energy in the room was electric and contagious. As I looked around I saw an attractive young couple lapped up and smooching at the bar while simultaneously a classy 70ish couple was swing dancing between tables. Cocktails flowed while tambourines and maracas were being passed around the room for everyone to join in. I will definitely be back for more. If you live in the area or plan to come to Orlando for business or vacation, make sure you schedule a night to see Mark and Lorna.
A little history behind Mark and Lorna:
-The husband and wife team have been married for over 39 years years and performing at The Red Fox Lounge since 1991. The two-some are rumored to be the inspiration for the Saturday Night Live skit about a lounge act, the Culp's, which were played by Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer. Paula Pell, an SNL writer and former Orlando resident has been said to have frequently seen Mark and Lorna's act while she was living in the Orlando area.
The Red Fox Lounge is located inside the Best Western Mt. Vernon Hotel which is across from Houston's on 17-92 in Winter Park, FL
* No cover, casual dress is ok, food, fun, dance and full bar.
Mark Wayne and Lorna Lambey
Monday-Saturday 8:30 p.m. till 12:30 a.m.
The Red Fox Lounge
Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn
110 South Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789