L's vocal style is the product of many influences. Growing up surrounded by recordings of, amongst others Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Mario Lanza made a love of expression through singing an integral part of life since early childhood. In later years the operatic style of Tito Schipa and Carlo Bergonzi and the continuing 'presence'of Joni Mitchell have all had their influence whilst her work in film sound has contributed a great deal to the cinematic / visual quality of her song interpretation.