The Fabulous Baker Boys  

No. of Members 2
Location: Johannesburg
Lorri Strauss (Vocals) and Clifford Cooper (Piano)
Clifford Cooper is a musical graduate from Pretoria Technikon. He has performed with the countries’ top artists such as Judy Page, Nataniel, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sibongile Mngoma and Wendy Oldfield to mention but a few. He has been Musical Director and pianist for major theatrical productions including, “Rocky Horror”, “Little Shop Of Horrors”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers”, “Naked Boys Singing” , “Motown Gold”, ”Motown Magic” , “Sisters In Song” , “Boogie Nights”, the world tour of “Spirit of Broadway”, South African tour of “Fame”, The Lion King (Associate MD), Mile High with Cathy Specific and The Rocky Horror Show 2008. In the Uk; ‘Beauty and the Beast”, a pantomime starring Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in 2007/ 8 and Snow White the Pantomime in 2008/9. He was also associate musical director for Popstars South Africa 1 and 2. Lorri Strauss is one of South Africa’s top actresses and vocalists, Lorri played the role of “Nicole” for a year on the ETV soap opera Backstage. She has also performed as a front liner in the musical revue “Blondes” at the Performer theatre, as the lead singer in “The Music in You” at Emperors Palace Casino and as the lead singer in Carlo Spetu’s production of “Hot Shock” at Carnival City. In 2006 Lorri appeared in the national tour of “We Will Rock You”, in 2007 she understudied the lead “Maureen” in the Hazel Feldman’s production of “Rent” and in 2008 played the role of “Janet” in “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Victory theatre. Lorri finished fourth in the MNET reality TV contest “High School Musical Spotlight SA” and most recently was a lead vocalists in “Sisters in Song”.