Jeanne Zano

Jeanne Zano

 Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA
BandCountryRock

My music appeals to all ages...it's feel-good, high energy and passionate. My performances are geared to all ages and love interacting with the crowd.

Biography

RECENT AWARDS:

Jeanne Zano Named February 2010 “Best Vocalist Of The Month” With “Can’t Get Over You” by SingerUniverse Magazine !! Jeanne Zano, a talented country/pop singer & writer based in Wyoming, PA, has won the February SingerUniverse “Best Vocalist Of The Month” Competition, for her performance of her song, “Can’t Get Over You.” This song is included on her 10-song debut CD Here I Am, which she released independently in July 2008.

Read more about Jeanne’s award: http://www.singeruniverse.com/competitionwinner65-123.htm

“8 Years of Life” - the heart-felt ballad Jeanne wrote about her sister who died of cancer and is featured on her debut CD “Here I Am” has won the following awards:

WINNER of the HITSONGFINDERS 2009 Songwriting Contest: - this contest is founded by a group of professional songwriters, with placements in international radio/TV advertising campaigns. Winners will receive a single song publishing contract. The committee selecting the winners is comprised of professional singer/songwriters. Songs are judged based on melody, composition, and lyrics. Jeanne is currently negotiating through a one-song publishing deal.

HONORABLE MENTION in the GREAT LAKES SONGWRITING CONTEST 2009: click here to see more http://www.greatlakessongs.com/winners.htm

BIO:

Jeanne (Pizano) Zano was born, raised and still resides in a small northeastern Pennsylvania town. Family is extremely important to her as she comes from a large family, second youngest with 2 brothers and 4 sisters. When she was 6 years old, two very important events happened in her life, one good, one very bad. The good ~ she started taking piano lessons which would be the beginning of a lifetime filled with music. The bad ~ her sister who was 8 years old, battled a war with cancer and lost. It was a devastating time for the family but her parents, strong willed and strong in their faith, kept themselves and the family together, and extremely close to this day.

Jeanne’s mother inquired into piano lessons for her when she was 6 years old because Jeanne would hear a song and then play it on the piano. Her mother knew God gave her talent that should not be wasted. Jeanne continued to take lessons throughout childhood, into high school and also majored for one year in college for music. She accompanied the chorus from middle school through high school and also played the organ in church.

Through a mutual friend, Jeanne auditioned for a band who wanted a keyboard player. She auditioned in a garage and got the job. Jeanne sang back up, but then they asked her if she’d like to sing lead. She said OK and her first song she tried was “What About Love” by Heart. At the time, Jeanne loved to sing but for the most part it was only in her bedroom, practically wearing out her cassette tape of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and any and all Heart records she had at the time, namely Heart and Bad Animals. Pat Benetar was also a favorite as was Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks. So, Jeanne started singing her influences adding to the repertoire of the band.

Her first big gig with this band which consisted of 3 girls and 2 guys, was at a local campground. Jeanne’s family came out and to quote her brother, “I couldn’t believe that voice was coming out of her. I never even knew she sang.”

Main Event started playing some local clubs and word was getting out about a female, keyboard player who also sings lead. Jeanne wanted to expand her horizons so she heard about a band who needed a keyboard player and was from a town about 45 minutes away and who played mostly out of town. She auditioned and got the job. The traveling started to wear on Jeanne so she looked to do something more local. As luck would have it, Jeanne was approached to join a band with local veteran band members from popular groups who had disbanded. The group became very popular locally as well as out of town.

After a few years, Jeanne felt it was time to move on and this time chose to play in a duo with a very talented guitar/singer/songwriter who was previously in a hugely successful club band. The duo also sometimes played with Bill Kelly previously from the very popular band, the Buoys. Jeanne started missing singing in the bigger venues and singing with a band, so she left the duo when she and a long-time friend who was also a drummer, decided to put together a band. That band would be her longest running band she was ever in and still continues to play in today, Flaxy Morgan. Jeanne played with Flaxy Morgan for almost 10 years, but then decided to start a family. She had 2 children within 2 years and thought her days of singing were over. However, Flaxy Morgan needed someone to fill in for the a few gigs one summer and asked Jeanne if she was interested. She said yes and the chemistry clicked once again and they asked her back permanently.

In September 2005, Jeanne entered a vocal talent competition at the Wyoming County Fair. Out of hundreds of entrants, Jeanne wa

Lyrics

Life's A Party

Written By: Kelly Archer, Danielle Peck, Casey Koesel

LIFE’S A PARTY

Life’s a party and you’re invited

What good’s a table if you can’t dance on it
Why get a tattoo if you can’t flaunt it
What good’s a bar without a crowd
What good’s a band if they don’t play loud

What good’s a beer if you can’t drink
What good are lights if they ain’t blinkin’
What good’s a man that you can’t chase
What good’s a shot if it ain’t straight

CHORUS
Come on in for a good time
Ain’t no cover charge, ain’t no line
Bring in all your friends and come meet mine
Check your bad day at the door
Take a little spin on the dance floor
Bet by 2am you’ll feel just fine
Oh love’s a trip, I’m excited
Life’s a party and you’re invited

What good’s a bull if you don’t ride it
What good’s temptation if you fight it
What good are lips that you can’t kiss
What good is trouble that you can’t get in

CHORUS
Come on in for a good time
Ain’t no cover charge, ain’t no line
Bring in all your friends and come meet mine
Check your bad day at the door
Take a little spin on the dance floor
Bet by 2am you’ll feel just fine
Oh love’s a trip, I’m excited
Life’s a party and you’re invited

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LIFE’S A PARTY (page 2)

CHORUS
Come on in for a good time
Ain’t no cover charge, ain’t no line
Bring in all your friends and come meet mine
Check your bad day at the door
Take a little spin on the dance floor
Bet by 2am you’ll feel just fine
Oh love’s a trip, I’m excited
Life’s a party and you’re invited

P A R T Y
P A R T Y
P A R T Y , cause I said so

P A R T Y
P A R T Y
P A R T Y , cause I said so

8 Years of Life

Written By: Jeanne Zano

I went to see you today
A heart-shaped stone engraved with your name
The years note a life taken too young
1963 to '71

I was just 6 years old when you went away
I miss you so much, I wish I could say
I remember those days, I remember the way we played
But the truth is, I don't remember a trace

What did we do
How did we play
What did you like
What would you look like today
If He hadn’t taken you away

You stay in our hearts and our minds
You lightened our lives with your innocent smile
I look to the sky and I wonder why
He took you so soon
8 years of life

8 years of life
8 years of life
You're not by our side
8 years of life

8 years of life
8 years of life
So empty inside
8 years of life

Wish I remembered her laugh
Remembered her voice
Her favorite show
Her favorite toy

8 years of life

I Lost The Feeling

Written By: Jeanne Zano

I know you sense it
That my love for you has passed
I can see it in your eyes
You know it’s over

But you keep hanging on
Refusing to admit
That we won’t be together
Forever like you planned it

You believe so much in the love…
The love we used to share
You keep hoping I’ll get it back
But I just lost it somewhere

Chorus
I lost the feeling, it just slipped away
I lost the feeling, there’s no reason to stay
I tried to keep the fire going
But the flame no longer burns
Losing the feeling is a pain that will always hurt

So why can’t I tell you
That my love for you is gone
We’ve been through so much
And I’ve tried to hang on

Please do it for me
Break the ties that bound us all these years
‘Cause I just can’t handle…I can't take that look on your face
Or face those tears

Chorus
I lost the feeling, it just slipped away
I lost the feeling, there’s no reason to stay
I tried to keep the fire going
But the flame no longer burns
The flame no longer burns
Losing the feeling is a pain that will always hurt

Can't Get Over You

Written By: Jeanne Zano

I remember a time
You loved me so
You just couldn’t hide your feelings
So you let them show

I remember the love
Shining through your eyes
You said that you needed me
Please stay awhile

I tried not to fall
In love with you
But you captured my heart
There was nothing I could

Chorus
Now I just can’t get over you
I just can’t get over you

I remember the days
Where nothing stood in our way
We were so in love now darlin’
No one could take it away

And I remember the nights
When we made love
You held me so tight now baby
You swore you’d never go

So why am I here
All alone
Why did you leave me like this
How did you let go

Chorus
When I just can’t get over you
I just can’t get over you
I can't get over you
I just can't get over you

So why am I here?
All alone
Why did you leave me like this
How did you let go

When I just can't get over you
I just can't get over you
I can't get over you
I just can't get over you

Discography

Here I Am - 2008
Radio airplay on 102.3 The Mountain, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Thunder 102, Sullivan County NY

Set List

"Here I Am" CD songs:
I Lost the Feeling (Jeanne Zano original)
Life's a Party
Sorry Won't Bring Me Back
Losing at Loving
Another Word For Goodbye
Here I Am
Can't Get Over You (Jeanne Zano original)
Break Me Down
Breautiful Accident
8 Years of Life (Jeanne Zano original)

Cover songs performed and/or are working into new sets:
Undo It - Carrie Underwood
Cowboy Casanova - Carrie Underwood
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert
White Liar - Miranda Lambert
Only Prettier - MIranda Lambert
Heart Like Mine - MIranda Lambert
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Best Days Of Your Life - Kellie Pickler
Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
Settlin' - Sugarland
Stay - Sugarland
All I Wanna Do - Sugarland
It Happens - Sugarland
Down In Mississippi - Sugarland
Little White Church - Little Big Town
Lookin' For A Good Time - Lady Antebellum
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Our Song - Taylor Swift