Often compared to some of the greatest singers who have performed in this world, such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday, Lorree Slye’s vocals are skillful with a flare of unmistakable class reminiscent of years gone by with a refreshing sound of today that can calm the savage. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Lorree is the daughter of Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Lawrence Montgomery and is the wife of Richard Slye. Her vocal spiritual gift was recognized in her adolescent years, so she competed and won the title “Miss Black Teenage World of D.C.” at the age of 16.
After several years of singing with a variety of groups and performing in night clubs, she experienced an epiphany and felt the dynamic call of the Lord Jesus Christ compelling her to use her vocal gifts for the work of the Kingdom. In 1995, world renowned gospel recording artist Richard Smallwood witnessed Lorree’s performance during a live recording and asked her to join his group “Vision.” Lorree is still touring and has been featured on two Smallwood recordings and has recorded with a number of known gospel artists. In 2008, Lorree joined the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., as an Associate Professor of Voice. She also continues to provide private instruction in Washington, D.C. Lorree has a unique calling with an irrepressible personality that communicates her love for Christ through singing and song writing.