Regan Lane

Regan Lane

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Regan Lane is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter releasing critically acclaimed full band pop-rock CD's that seamlessly blend power pop and shimmering acoustic pop into an eclectic mix of intelligent catchy songs that stick in your head like bubblegum on a hot day.

Biography

Regan Lane is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, father,husband and recovering addict who releases critically acclaimed full band pop-rock CD's that seamlessly blend power pop and shimmering acoustic pop into an eclectic mix of intelligent catchy songs that stick in your head like bubblegum on a hot day.
He’s also a charismatic and inspirational live performer and a VJ for 'Puget Sounds TV', a northwest video show featuring local and national music performers from various genres.

Regan's had placement and airplay of his heartfelt pop/rock songs on numerous TV shows throught the US.
His jubilant pop song 'U Won't Believe' was heard on NBC's "Race across America" and is also the theme song for "Puget Sounds TV", a northwest TV show featuring local and national indie artists.
Regan's Lennon-esque song 'The Ocean Makes Her Cry' was recently played on The Discovery Channels' "Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew: Am I Normal?" and the driving pop tune 'In A Song' was used for "Young Scientist Challenge".

The pop gem 'Junkie' was heard on a recent Johnny Knoxville's MTV special and MTV also used songs for "Made" and "Home Blitz Habitat For Humanity".
And finally Anthony Bourdain and the Travel Channel have featued tunes and VH1 has used Regan's song "Look At Me" on their hit show 'Breaking Bonaduce'.

Garageband.com awarded the title cut from his new CD "Don't Mess With The Pretty" Power Pop "Track of the Day" on July 10th,2006 and the song also recieved awards for Best Male Vocals in Power Pop, Best Guitars in Power Pop,Best Drums in Power Pop, Best Bass in Power Pop, Best Keyboards in Power Pop,Best Production in Power Pop,Best Lyrics in Power Pop, Best Melody in Power Pop, Best Beat in Power Pop,Best Mood in Power Pop, Most Original in Power Pop and Most Rocking Track in Power Pop during that week!

Regan has also taken home the prestigious
RadioIndy.Com ‘Songwriter Of The Year’award for 2004 and two of his compositions won the world wide Compo10 songwriting contest, as voted on by his songwriting peers from around the world.

Writing pure pop delicacies in the classic tradition of bands and artists such as John Lennon, XTC or Michael Penn,Regan's confessional, often inspirationally dark lyrics and sugar sweet pop melodies have touched a nerve in both fans and critics alike. ‘ICU In Dandylions’, recorded with his former band BrokenNess, was voted one of the top 50 CD releases for 2003 on Kweevak .com, one of the most influential independent music sites on the web. Regan also has been a featured artist on numerous websites throughout the world; has had 7 songs added to compilation cd's globally, and has received rave reviews from fans and critics around the world with airplay in such faraway places as the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

In 2006, a new chapter in Regan Lane's story begins, with the release of his first solo CD, Don't Mess With The Pretty.

From the opening blast of energy on the power pop rockin’ title cut to the electronic pulse of the Bowie-esque final song ‘Earth Boy’ Regan Lane’s ‘Don't Mess With The Pretty’ is an eclectic, ambitious collection of intelligent pop and rock.

Seamlessly mixing crunchy guitars, country tinged pedal steel, bluesy harmonica and shiny strumming acoustics with a rhythm section as elastic as a rubber band Regan‘s crafty pop evokes memories of John Lennon and talks about tryin to fit in and still be an individual, how fast it all goes by, good days and bad days and of course a little sex, lust and love.

Modern and nostalgic, soft and hard, fast and slow, Regan Lanes’ ‘Don’t Mess with the Pretty’ is a delightful addition to the catalogue of great pop that continues to come out of the Pacific Northwest!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Power Pop "Track Of The Day" for 'Don't Mess With The Pretty' on www.garageband.com/reganlane

TV Placement: 'In A Song'/The Food Network/The Next Food Network Star #201-2006

TV Placement: 'Look At Me'/The Travel Channel/Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations{Miami}-2006

TV Placement: 'In A Song'/Discovery/Young Scientist Challenge-2006

TV Placement: 'The Ocean Makes Her Cry'/MTV/Made:Comedian-2006

TV Placement: 'The Ocean Makes Her Cry"/MTV/Made:Cheerleader-2006

TV Placement: 'Look At Me'/VH1/Breaking Bonaduce-2006

TV Placement: 'Embrace' and 'Crutch Of Every Fool' / MTV /Home Blitz/Habitat For Humanity-2006

TV Placement: "Junkie" played on MTV Special with Johnny Knoxville.-2006

TV Placement:'U Won't Believe' on NBC's "Race across America"-2005

TV Placement:'The Ocean Makes Her Cry' on The Discovery Channels' "Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew: Am I Normal?"-2005

RadioIndy. Com 2004 Singer-Songwriter Of The Year!

Two time winner in the Compo10 songwriting contest, voted on by Songwriters from around the world.

Wrote theme song ' U Won’t Believe Your Ears ' for local music show Puget Sounds TV {AT&T Cable_Ch.29/76_Wed 8pm/Sat.9:30pm} featuring northwest and natio

Lyrics

The Ocean Makes Her Cry

Written By: Regan Lane Barger

Photographs she takes each day
Pictures explain what her words couldn’t say
Beauty’s deceptive and death is a trip
Down down down she goes
Hills and valleys that’s all she knows
Escape is so easy
Hope is a gift

Tara says, “The world’s so full of sadness”
Tara says The Ocean Makes Her Cry
Tara’s gonna get away from all this madness
She asked me “baby make me smile”
I couldn’t even try

On her arms are three tattoos
One is for peace one is for truth
One is a symbol she says is a trick
Tara says “I need to pray”
Isn’t sure what God wants her to say
He’s got to be angry
If he even exists

Tara says, “The world’s so full of sadness”
Tara says The Ocean Makes Her Cry
Tara’s gonna get away from all this madness
She asked me “baby make me smile”
I couldn’t even try

Tara doesn’t judge the way I am
Inside my heart she’ll always be my friend
Tara says that, “life is a bad dream”
When she wakes up then she will get clean

Tara says, “The world’s so full of sadness”
Tara says The Ocean Makes Her Smile
Tara’s gonna get away from all this madness
She asked me “baby make me cry”
I couldn’t even try

Tara says that, “life is a bad dream”
When she wakes up then she will get clean

Don't Mess With The Pretty

Written By: Regan L. Barger

And I would like to be your friend
But you just won’t let me in
I don’t understand the fear in your eyes
Like you been scarred so you won’t even try

And there’s so much that we can do
Explain to me your set of rules
I will do what I can now if you give me the time
I get the feeling that I’m wasting my time

Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me
Pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty Don’t Mess With The Pretty
Don’t Mess With The

And I won’t get down on my knees
What I’m offering is free
But I won’t be surprised if you give me that line
I get the feeling that I’m wasting my time

Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me
Pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty Don’t Mess With The Pretty
Don’t Mess With The Pretty

I have always thought that what you give is what you get
Baby are you feeling blue?

And I have always thought you can control your happiness
Baby are you feeling blue
Is there anything that I can do?

Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty
when you’re sitting with me
Pretty one
Don’t Mess With The Pretty

U Won't Believe

Written By: Regan L. Barger

It’s in the air
It’s all around
Floating through the atmosphere
A million different sounds
It’s something old
It’s something new
Open up your mind and it could echo back to you

U won’t believe U won’t believe U won’t believe
Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears

What you feel
Is up to you
No definition can explain
The magic that you choose
It’s in the air
It’s all around
Floating through the atmosphere
A million different sounds

U won’t believe U won’t believe U won’t believe
Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears

U won’t believe U won’t believe U won’t believe
Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears
Won’t Believe Your Ears

The Crutch Of Every Fool

Written By: Regan L. Barger

I used to think that who I was was what I had
But know I find that it isn’t true and I have to laugh
God was dead and so was I
When I got bored I got high
I used to think I was everything
Underneath the weight of my lies

Blind faith is the
Crutch Of Every Fool
Blind faith

I used to dream that I was king of everything
Now I find that I can’t control a single thing
I was Jesus the Beatle John
I lost myself I lost it all
Everything that I thought I was
Underneath the weight of my lies

Blind faith is the
Crutch Of Every Fool
Blind faith
Blind faith is the
Crutch Of Every Fool
Blind faith
Crutch Of Every Fool

Mirror mirror on the wall
Tell me what you see
Did I live for anyone but me?
Mirror mirror on the wall
What do I believe?
When will I find out who I should be?

Blind faith is the
Crutch Of Every Fool
Blind faith
Blind faith is the
Crutch Of Every Fool
Blind faith

Time Flies

Written By: Regan L. Barger

I was invincible
I was incredible
Romeo breaking girls hearts.
And I'd live forever
It would only get better
I new someday I'd be a star.

My my, Time Flies
My my,
Time Flies

And I stole a girl
Nearly ruined my world
Could have killed her it's true I confess.
We were so high
No tears, no goodbyes
Only anger and my bitterness

My my, Time Flies
My my,
Time Flies

All the twists and the turns
The times I've been burned
By the fires that I started myself
I'm not totally clean
Do you know what I mean?
I've learned how to wash up myself
Sometimes I just need some help.

And I went to jail
I was lucky got bail
And my soul mate fell out of the clouds.
And I'm still alive
Look at me I survived
And I hope that my best friends are proud.

My my, Time Flies
My my,
Time Flies
My my ,Time Flies
My my,
Time Flies Time Flies Time Flies Time Flies

All the twists and the turns, the times I've been burned
By the fires that I started myself.
All the twists and the turns, the times I've been burned.

If I Don't Laugh I'm Only Going To Cry

Written By: Regan L. Barger

The drive from work beside the jerk
He’s flipping me the bird
His finger tells me that I’m number 1
I had the nerve to try to merge and he just won’t let it go
I wonder if he’s going to pull a gun?

The absurdities of daily life
Flash like neon signs
I’m too old to draw new battle lines.

The time machine is broken and the rear view mirror is cracked
The scrapbook is a token of a life that I once had
The tragedies are comedies from experience I find
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry

The IRS I must confess
An acquaintance I have made
And the government says, “You must pay the fine”.
{You must pay the, you must pay the fine}
But I can cope cause I got hope
The little things that let me know
My daughters’ smile and my girlfriends’ kiss
All my friends and all of this
Everything’s a brand new open road

All my inhibitions they are phantoms in my mind
All the things I taught myself they probably are a lie
Better make some room for me there’s a dance I’m going to try
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry

My daughter’s wearing makeup and she’s only six years old
I can’t slow the clocks down; they won’t do what they’re told
If I‘ve become my parents I don’t think that it’s bad

The time machine is broken and the rear view mirror is cracked
The scrapbook is a token of all the friends I have
The tragedies are comedies from experience I find
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry
If I Don’t Laugh I’m Only Going To Cry

Discography

Full Length CD: ICU In Dandylions
{Available on request for airplay or review}

Full Length CD: Don't Mess With The Pretty
{Available on request for airplay or review}

Compilations

Song: The Crutch Of Every Fool
CD: Oasis Rock & Roots #18
http://www.OasisCD.com

Song:I Feel Bad
CD: BIE Records "Mixed Up"
Mixed Rock Compilation #0921
http://www.bierecords.com/Compmix.htm

Song: Give 'Em Love
CD:The Softer Side Of Rock
http://www.cdreviewnetwork.com/cgi-bin/compfinder.cgi?bands&1027883328

Song: Rthymn Of The Angels
CD:Buzz Songs Vol. 1
http://www.8882823483.com/3000records/previousbuzzsongs.htm

Song: The Ocean Makes Her Cry
CD: The WSVNRadio Hall of Fame, Volume 11
http://www.wsvnradio.net/local/volume11/volume11.htm

Airplay
Internet and Conventional Radio
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Eclectic Connection
http://artistlaunch.com/eclecticconnection

Luver Radio
http://www.luver.com

WDYN Radio{New York}
http://www.wdyn.net/

Web Radio Puget Sound {WRPS}
http://www.webradiopugetsound.com/

Lone Wolfe Radio
http://www.lonewolfe.net

Giant Radio{Seattle}
http://www.giantradio.com/brokenness.html

Puget Sounds Web-Radio
Northwest Artists All The Time!
Received an Editor's Pick designation at Live365
http://www.live365.com/stations/134957

Free World Radio.Com
http://www.FreeWorldRadio.com

Radio Indy
http://www.radioindy.com

Artist Launch.Com
Blues Charts and Folk Charts
http://www.artistlaunch.com/chartsx_cat.asp?p1=Blues

RockLandWorldRadio{New York}
{Top 10 For 6 Weeks}
http://www.rocklandworldradio.com

Weed Files.Com
{Two Top Ten Downloads}
http://www.weedfiles.com/modules.php?name=WeedDirectory&func=listFiles&artist=BrokenNess

Kweevak.Com Radio Show{New York}
http://www.kweevak.com/rd_radio_show.htm

Radio Devil
{Voted Top 10 Indie Station By The Indie Bible}
http://www.radiodevil.com

Way Out There Radio {U.K.}
http://www.wayoutthere.net

Songs For Peace
www.songsforpeace.org/songs-lane1.html

Radio Gets Wild {U.K.}
http:// www.Radiogetswild.com

MP3 Songs Top 100 {U.K.}
http://www.mp3songs.org.uk

Indie-Connectons.Com
{Featured Artist}
http://www.indie-connections.com

Ison International Radio Network{Australia}
http://www.isonliveradio.com

Kick Radio
{Featured Artist}
http:// www.kickradio.com

Compo10 Song Contest
{2 Time Winner}
http://compo10.com/Compo10ComWeek130a.htm

WSVN FM 89.1
http://www.wsvn.com

Fresh Blend Radio
http://www.cafes.net/jhester/FreshBlend/

Fredio Radio
http://www.fredio.com/index.php

Rae Of Sound
http://www.raeofsound.com

ROA Radio
http://www.roaradio.com

Set List

Regan is currently concentrating on studio recordings and placemenent of his songs in TV and Film.