Odds Lane
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Odds Lane

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Rock Alternative





ODDSLANE signed a deal to endorse Steve Clayton, Inc. the makers of custom picks and guitar
accessories. They join artist who also endorse Clayton, Inc.products such as KYLE GASS (Tenacious D),
and STEVE STEVENS (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson) to name a few! We are extremely pleased to be added to such an
impressive list and more so that we can help spread the word about one of the best custom shops in the world. - ODDSLANE


The Breakers are regularly featured in the Local Scenery section of PLAYBACK STL MAGAZINE

The Breakers are regularly featured in STL SOUND MAGAZINE

The Breakers are excited to be a part of BreakThrough Audio's St. Louis Sampler CD.
This is the second compilation CD released by their St. Louis office and features lots of great STL music.
- Playback STL & STL Sound Magazine



We are excited to share the news that through Mike Galaxy and those over at
INDYHITS.com that the Discovery Channel's hit TV show the DEADLIEST CATCH
will be featuring our tune MILES AWAY off our album SONGS FOR YOUNG EXECUTIVES.


Our song "Wait For It" featured in promotion for Adidas new line Adidas Football.


OddsLane is proud to be signed with some very prestigious music libraries that provide music for Film & Television. A few of those included.....

PUMP AUDIO (NY) pumpaudio.com
dBE MUSIC (Boston) dbemusic.com
INDYHITS (LA) indyhits.com
MUSIC DEALERS (Chicago) musicdealers.com
MUSYNC (San Francisco) musync.com
OMNIVORE | (Nashville, TN) trowbridgeplanetearth.com
PUMP AUDIO | (New York, NY) pumpaudio.com
BAND PROMOTE | (Los Angeles, CA) bandpromote.com - various



Selected along with other St. Louis artist Happy Endings, Lost Parade ,
and Seven Star as Semi-Finalist in the Mid-South Grammy Showcase
for their EP The Bottleneck Sessions . The semifinalists attended the
VIP Reception at the Memphis Recording Academy office as well as
the final competition at the New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street.

Coming "Highly Recommend" from the Memphis Recording Academy, were fortunate
enough to be invited to record at the legendary SUN STUDIO (most widely known
as the the studio that gave birth to Elvis) which has been recording legends for years. Along with
Elvis the likes of BB King, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more recently U2, Vertical Horizon,
Maroon 5, Liz Phair, 3 Doors Down have all recorded there. The Breakers join
the ranks of such a legendary studio as a part of an effort by Sun to promote emerging


Oddslane was among finalist at the Missouri Demo Review & Contest
at The Pageant in St. Louis hosted by our good friends at The Memphis Recording Academy.
Ten Missouri artists' demos were heard, critiqued and judged by our panel of industry
experts. Judges included Selim Boaub, A&R Asylum Records; Peter Visvardis, A&R executive;
Kevin Johnson, director/editor Coolfire Media; and Jason McEntire, recording engineer. Among the
other finalist were Tracy Mitchell, Thughouse, Modern Red, Chris Brown, Klutch,
Zee, Bravado, Geoff Kutch, and Ahmad Alaadeen - Memphis Grammy Chapter


ODDSLANE's music can be found on the following radio stations......

IHEARTRADIO | http://www.iheartradio.com/new2/artists/i/276712
KCFV 89.5FM | (St. Louis, MO) www.stlcc.edu/fv/kcfv/
ARTIST FIRST RADIO NETWORK | www.artistfirst.com
101FM | (Springwood, Australia) www.101fm.asn.au
107.7 FM KNYO | (Fort Bragg, CA) www.noyoradio.com
ALEXA DIGITAL RADIO (LIVE 365) | www.live365.com/stations/aamedia
CELTICA RADIO | (Bridgend, United Kingdom) www.celticaradio.com
STREET BLAST RADIO | (Louisville, KY) www.streetblastradio.com
KTRS 550AM | (St. Louis, MO) www.ktrs.com
CRACKLIN RADIO | (Temple, AZ) www.live365.com/stations/ezreal
DOLPHIN RADIO | (Kamloops,BC Canada) www.dolphinradio.com
ELENTREPISO | (Buenos Aires, Argentina) www.elentrepiso.com
FISH THE MUSIC| (Kawasaki, Japan) www.fishthemusic.com
I CHANNEL | (St. Louis, MO) www.ichannelmusic.com
RIVERFRONT RADIO 97| (St. Louis, MO) www.riverfrontradio.com
RADIO FEDRA 106.8 Mhz| (Zrenjanin, Serbia) www.fedraradio.org.yu
INDIE 104 IRADIO LA| (Los Angeles) www.iradiola.com
INDIEPODCASTING.COM | www.indiepodcasting.com/artists/thebreakers.htm
MOOZIKOO RADIO | (Nashville, TN) www.moozikooradio.com
RADIO FREE AMSTERDAM | (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) www.radiofreeamsterdam.com
THE PAUL DUTNALL SHOW | www.uk.pulserated.com
WDYN 100.1 | (Rochester NY) www.wdyn.net
WFHB 91.3FM & 98.1 FM | (Bloomington, Indiana) www.wfhb.org
WRFU 104.5FM | (Urbana-Champaign, IL) www.wrfu.net
-plus many more .............. - various


Doug Byrkit (of ) was named a finalist for the song Wish by songoftheyear.com


"WAIT FOR IT" has been selected as a SEMI FINALIST in UK Songwriting Contest - songoftheyear / UK songwriting contest


”….I listened - exceptionally good band Doug. It is very rare that I get great music from an unsolicited group! …the mood of your music is DEFIANTLY captured….consider me a fan…great work…”
— CHRIS JOHNSON, (West Hollywood CA) Ivy Lane Music www.ivylanemusic.com (producer/engineer/musician - EVANESCENCE, BRIAN ADAMS, BRANDY, CARMEN ELECTRA, PHUNK JUNKIES, JOSH GROBIN, ZEN MAFIA ,ect...)

“From the heart pounding, high octane "Invisible Enemy" with its unnerving, unrelenting guitar power to the Colplayesque beauty and fragility of "Wait For It", The Breakers deliver a focused yet varied record. Sounds like these guys can really play.”
— LOREN ISRAEL (Los Angeles, CA) Co-Founder Band Aide Online bandaideonline.com, former Senior Director of A&R Capitol Records (JIMMY EAT WORLD, LESS THAN JAKE, PLAIN WHITE TEES, ROCK KILLS KID, COLDPLAY, SUGARCULT, ect..)

"The Breakers are a high powered band with a musical style that is hard to put into any musical category. Post modern to alternative rock, The Breakers touch all the bases to a sound totally their own. Give (them) a chance to rock your world in only a way they can”.
— JAY MUMMA, (St. Louis, MO) entertainment buyer, booking agent for CICEROS www.ciceros-stl.com

“…(The Breakers) are dedicated musicians with a sound that resonates of "mainstream radio" yet still unique and personal enough to be their own.”
— BUD MARTIN (Los Angeles, CA) Bud Martin Productions budmartinproductions.com (producer/engineer/musician – JOHN HIAT, JOHNNY LEE, BAD COMPANY, ELIZABETH TAYLOR, TONY FRANKLIN, BEN E KING, DRAKE BELL ,CAPITOL RECORDS, ect..)
- various


"I heard some songs on purevolume and am loving the music. What's even better is that I also live in Missouri, and that's really cool to have a band from Missouri, with such great music..."
SAMANTHA (O’Fallon MO) – street team member comment

” (The Breakers) music is incredible, because it sets new standards on the St. Louis music scene. These guys are clearly not toying around with their commitment to composing and delivering well written and highly entertaining music. Please keep playing "Wait for It," but also please take a look at …some of their other hits."
JOSH (St. Louis MO) - from an email written to StreetBlastRadio.com

“This s**t …is f***ing amazing. Zielie-Byrkit strikes again, and again, and again, and again. Good to see you're still rocking…..rock on”
SCOTT (Los Angeles CA) – website comment

"Joe and Tony, by far the best I've heard from you guys yet!!!!!!! The other two of you...you've come across a great find! :) I honestly can't wait to come to St. Louis and see you live...."
KELI (Indianapolis IN) – website comment

"I noticed you guys on download.com because you’re based out of stl, but after I downloaded one of your songs I was totally hooked. You guys are brilliant. I hope you will be playing a show sometime soon so I can check you out live. My best..."
CHRIS (St. Louis MO) – download.com website comment

"Ultramodern, boys. Way to sound like someone else when you sing, Doug. I mean that in the best possible way. Tres bien, magnifique."
DEREK (St. Louis MO) – website comment
- various


The Breaker's track DON'T WALK AWAY is featured on
JAY ADKINS radio show on Off The Chart Radio.

"Invisible Enemy" has been selected for rotation on Alexa Digital Radio www.live365.com/stations/aamedia The Breakers will be featured on the "Up And Coming" show, daily between 8 PM and 8 AM (EST). "Invisible Enemy" will also play along with major label artists during "Rock-It Radio" daily between 2 PM and 8 PM (EST).

"Wait For It" and "Invisible Enemy" are now both podcasting on www.music4ipods.com a site with 8 podcast steams covering most genres with free, legal, full length mp3's from independent and unsigned musicians around the world.

"Invisible Enemy" is also podcasting through Indiepodcasting.com. View our Artist page at www.indiepodcasting.com/artists/thebreakers.htm

CELTICA RADIO (United Kingdom) |
"Wait For It" has been added to the rotation on CelticaRadio.com. Celtica Radio is receivable worldwide, and has an audience figure of over 1 million. Celtica Radio has been at the forefront of Internet broadcasting for over 5 years, prior to this a full RSL in the locality of Bridgend, Wales (UK).

"Wait For It" has been added to the rotation on StreetBlastRadio.com. The tracks will be at the top of each hour during the Indie music timeslot. Station Manager Quote: "This is a great song, expect heavy rotation!"
- various


DARK MATTERS released 2012

SONGS FOR YOUNG EXECUTIVES released 2007(originally released under the name THE BREAKERS)

SESSIONS released 2005 (originally released under the name THE BREAKERS)



ODDSLANE is a St. Louis based Rootsy Alternative Pop/Rock band that creates music that fuses diverse influences from a wide range of styles, but maintains the integrity of what has become their own original sound. The band primarily focuses on the material of the award winning singer/songwriter Doug Byrkit, who in 2003 co-founded the group with longtime musical partner Brian Zielie. Doug & Brian are continuing their musical partnership with their first album as ODDSLANE their current release entitled DARK MATTERS.

Doug and Brians partnership goes back many years with their first band together while still in high school. Since, they have maintained a close working relationship that has lasted through college and a host of musical projects. Through out their musical careers, they can boast such accomplishments as sharing stages with diverse artist such as Lifehouse, Pete Yorn, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Walter Trout as well as having toured Korea, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. As the core members of ODDSLANE, the pair has formed a creative relationship that blends their broad range of musical influences, ranging from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Tower of Power and Miles Davis, with their years of experience recording and touring. To the outside observer, it may seem that Brian plays a small role in the creative process, but his influence on Doug over the years has been the spearhead to the evolution of his songwriting.

ODDSLANE (originally under the name The Breakers) was formed in 2003 out of the ashes of several other defunct St. Louis groups (Zito, Flynova, Nadine, and The LP Outsiders to name a few) to work on selected material from Dougs recent demo projects. Shortly, they began recording and playing live to a steadily growing fan base. This first line up of the group quickly produced two EPs. The first of which, THE BOTTLENECK SESSIONS, twice earned them attention from the Memphis Regional Grammy Chapter along with some high profile national and international songwriting contests. It also caught the ear of those at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Sun Studio, most widely known as the studio that gave birth to Elvis, has been recording legends for years. ODDSLANE joined the ranks of legendary artist to record at Sun by invitation on the studios part as an effort to promote emerging talent. Both of these recordings were later combined into what became the release simply entitled SESSIONS.

The follow-up recording, SONGS FOR YOUNG EXECUTIVES, is the group's first full-length album. The album contains 13 tracks loosely based around the theme of corporate greed; a subject Doug had became all too familiar with while working in Corporate America before recently leaving to complete a graduate degree and to devote more time to music. The album is a mix of musical influences and real world playing experience, which along with the solid groove foundation provided by drummer Brian Zielie, merge into what can only be described as a true representation of ODDSLANE's own unique rock & roll sound. The album's single "Miles Away" has been featured on the hit television series The Deadliest Catch on The Discovery Channel, and continues to garner attention across the web and other media. The album and single have also gained industry attention among Nashville publishing houses with several independent film score and web placements.

After a successful Kickstarter.com campaign, the group released their 3rd album DARK MATTERS in late 2012, which is the first release under the name ODDSLANE. They have already acquired an endorsement deal with Steve Clayton, Inc. in conjunction with the release of DARK MATTERS and shortly after Doug Byrkit was named 2012 ASCAP Plus Award winner for his achievements in songwriting. The band has begun working the national & international promotional companies which has seen the album begin to chart on internet and terrestrial radio in the US and abroad. The group has secured multiple contracts to license music from the current album to major networks such as MTV, E, Oxygen, Fox Sports, A&E, etc as well as having placed music already in several independent projects including a full-length documentary by a former WWE Wrestler Nigel McGuinness. In addition, ODDSLANE was selected to appear and perform music from DARK MATTERS on The Chevy Music Showcase, with an entire episode in season 2 of the highly regarded syndicated television series devoted to them. The group plans to continue to promote the current album in 2013 and currently performs in the St. Louis metro and travels throughout the region in several different forms, from full electric band to acoustic solo gigs.



Band Members