After returning from Japan in 1990 Loretta met Tim Simenon who wanted her to work on the next Bomb The Bass album. In 1991 they wrote Winter in July, which subsequently became a classic dance record and a major hit all over Europe.
Following the success of Bomb The Bass, Loretta worked with various talented writers and producers including Guy Sigsworth, Adamski and David Arnold.
In 2000 after a break from music and London Loretta returned with a whole new perspective, style of music and a new voice, turning to acoustic sounds and new beats. This involved writing and recording with members of Bugz in the Attic, Wai Wan and Victor Davies
In 2006 Loretta started recording her first solo album, The Boy Across The Road. The ingredients were all there but it took the boy across the road, Andy Mitchell, to mix and bind them into the perfect musical cake.
Andy embellished the original songs with his own vision and production skills to create a romantic, acoustic sound with a contemporary twist which includes elements of jazz, folk and dance. All of this was done in Ladbroke Grove during a period stretching over a year. The recordings were then taken to Will Worsley who provided additional production & mixing at Faraway Sounds, in West London. This put the icing on the cake.
Friends and favours were called in to provide additional instrumentation. Dr. Sastry, an eminent Indian Scholar & Sanskrit lecturer taught Loretta the language and intonation necessary to sing the vocals on Bhavanyastakam a sacred Sanskrit chant which is a devotional prayer to Mother Divine.
The Boy Across The Road is simply a collection of songs representing a fourteen year period of life with all it's personal ups and downs, spiritual growth and perseverance.