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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 25-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.

Worthy Diversions

2 new projects: we’ve joined the lineup of the Delmarva Ramblers, ,a long standing area Bluegrass-Gospel Group ,an experience we found rewarding and exhilerating. We’ve also directed our energies in launching the Anchor Coffee House within the historic Groome UMC in Lewes.

The Problematics Band are ready for Summer 2017

Mike, Lorraine, drummer Mike Littlejohn and guitarist Bill Boehme are ready for the summer fun of ’17. See you at the parties, clubs and happy hours . Thanks for supporting live music at the BEACH!

Canadian Quebec group ZIGUE at GROOME UMC 1/21/17

Dana Whittle and Claude Methe of ZIGUE, joined forces with Bill, Lorraine and Mike, and additional local banjo player John Beauchamp for an afternoon of trad Quebecois music, with (opener and finale of bluegrass, seafaring shanties and cajun selections), at local Groome UMC. Look for more future “house concerts” in the future. Join our Facebook, …see above.

The Problematics Rock the Ferry @ SUMMER JAMZ

Mike and Lorraine Messitt, Mike Littlejohn and Bill Boehme rocked the ferry at the July SUMMER JAMZ, from Lewes to Cape May. The weather was perfect and the ride was smooth, with audience participation, cranberry beer tastings and light winds a-blowin! Captain gave the thumbs up and the band played on!