Laurie Mayer is a composer, vocalist, pianist, recording artist. She and William Orbit began their music careers with the group Torch Song. They produced two albums, Wish Thing and Ecstasy. They had a dance chart hit, Prepare to Energize, in 1983. In the 90's they were joined by rock musician and producer Rico Conning and released the album Toward the Unknown Region. She has released a solo project this year, Black Lining, on the Theomorph label.