While growing up near two big cities in the United States, Brendan Lane frequently found himself sitting on the side of the road and imagining what life might be like if he had the opportunity to travel the globe.
Brendan Lane was raised by a jazz musician father and surrounded by recordings as a youngster, and he has always been a musical guy.
Continue reading to learn more about his music career, aspirations, and his most recent song, a deep cut that took him five years to write and recreate.
What is your real name?
What’s your official Showbiz name?
How did you get into music?
My father is a jazz musician and always had music playing around the house, he put me in music classes at a young age and I took to It immediately, and I never gave up.
What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
I fell in love with Rock’n’Roll at the age of eight and have been chasing that sound ever since. I love any kind of music that gets people moving and feeling.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My first release was an acoustic love song called “For You” which I released independently in 2018.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
I am inspired by my friends and family members who work their tails off every day to provide for their families.
I never had many practical skills, but I love playing music and found I was pretty damn good at entertaining other people. So that became my way of making ends meet and making a living.
Any models you look up to? With reason(s) why?
My father and the musicians in his circle have always been a source of musical and personal inspiration for me.
Beyond them, I have to credit my biggest hero, the Fab Four from Liverpool, specifically John Lennon. His songwriting and stories always touched me, unlike any other songwriter I’ve experienced.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
I’m confused about this question. I love music that moves people emotionally or physically. Stuff that gets people dancing, thinking, and overall feeling.
It’s the most beautiful and universal language and I feel blessed to be able to understand and interpret It.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
My biggest rival is myself. The hardest challenges are the ones I create for myself, usually my lack of personal accountability and, honestly, laziness.
Every day is a challenge to overcome these self-sabotaging obstacles, especially in my music business.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has created incredible opportunities for people like myself to connect with other folks out there in the world.
Another side of the coin is, It has removed several key barriers to entry that have, in a way, overcrowded the marketplace. Social media has given free marketing platforms to artists all over the world and their algorithms connect people with different backgrounds and cultures through music, or whatever their artistic medium may be.
Again, It also creates more responsibility for the artist than ever before.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
The same advice a songwriter whom I admire told me when I was in high school, don’t stop.
What is your current project about?
I grew up in a small town in between two major cities. I never felt comfortable seeing people who were born, grew up, and had kids who were born, grew up and died in the same hometown.
I would ride my bike out to the side of the highway after dinner and I’d sit and watch the cars driving out of town. I didn’t know who was in the cars or where they were going, but I knew they were getting out of town.
This song is about two lovers who, like me, are fed up with living in their small hometown, manifest their destiny and take matters into their own hands.
What are your hobbies?
I love baseball and playing sports, I enjoy swimming in the ocean and spending time with friends.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I used to teach at a high school outside of Baltimore, MD. Currently, I’m performing on the Oasis of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Thank you for your loyalty and for bringing all the energy to our shows. More great music coming soon!