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Pleased to meet you!

The Problematics are the dynamic duo of Lorraine and Mike Messitt, who perform a wide variety of popular music from ’50s love songs to ’60s British invasion, traditional Celtic to R&B hits. They play concerts, pubs and private events with equal flair, engaging and entertaining audiences and ensuring a highly memorable, original experience. Lorraine’s theatre background and years honing her skills as a musician and singer in numerous blues, bluegrass, swing and Cajun bands blends effortlessly and joyfully with the solid, understated instrumental and vocal skills of partner Michael Messitt, a 35-year+ veteran of traditional and folk-rock bands. We also have an acoustic trio (2 guitars,1 bass) and 4-piece (w/2nd guitar, drummer) available for concerts, dancing events, and an additional sound person for larger venues.

Be well and see you ASAP.

Happy Holidays from Mike and Lorraine The Problematics Trio. We are finishing up the 2018 year with health and happiness…both at the same time! Our schedule has been musically full with the duo, the addition of Bill Boehme in the Trio, and summertime jobs with our always ready drummer, Mike Littlejohn. We are managing The Anchor Coffee House concert venue, and play regularly in local The Delmarva Bluegrass Band.
But The Problematics are available for holiday and winter parties, not to mention booking into the spring events in Sussex and surrounding counties. Thank you for supporting live music in your community, and have a safe and happy New Year!

Fall/Winter 2020 Be Safe,Perform Strong!

We missed having a summer filled with musical moments in our home by the sea, in Delaware. Nothing is better than sharing our music through our Problematic duo, trio or quad, The Anchor Coffee House concerts, or as members of The Delmarva Ramblers Bluegrass Band and our Celtic band Full Of Malarkey. Thanks for supporting […]

March 13, 2021 – 7 Celtic Nations Music Concert at The Anchor Coffee House

Coming this March 13, 2021 The Problematics alter ego, “Full of Malarkey“, @ The Anchor Coffee House, Lewes, DE.  They will be performing a Full Stage Production – Authentic Celtic Nations Concert – Music of 7 Celtic speaking nations: Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany & Galicia.  Local Celtic Musicians, including Mike Messitt/Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals, […]

Home Owners Associations love The Problematics, Book us for your party!

The Problematics have been playing at HOA’s in the area, including the Five Points HOA first party ever, on April 17th, complete with Go Go dancers. Angola and Warwick have also played @ their HOA events this year and last. Let your HOA  know The Problematics will tailor fit a live band for your activities […]