surrey lane

surrey lane

BandPopAcoustic

Surrey Lane’s 2004 Acoustic Tour traveled to 26 states and thousands of fans. They’d previously released their hit, Some Days, which was in the Top 100 on the national charts. They appeared (with Paul McCartney) on ABC News Radio for their 9-11 song, Love Must Grow. Their 2005 tour begins in March.

Biography

Have you ever had such an intense passion for something that you would change your life for the one-in-a-million chance to achieve it? Well, consider this… Surrey Lane lead vocalist Enda Keegan quit high school in Ireland because his principal thought music was a ‘hobby’ and wanted him to pursue a career in woodworking. Risking it all, Keegan began performing in pubs throughout the Irish countryside by night, picking cabbage by day. One evening, an American businessman watched Keegan perform one of his original songs, and then made him a life altering proposal: an all expense paid college education to further his musical aspirations... no strings attached. He accepted the opportunity.

For months, drummer and fellow student Kevin Jahoda had heard about ‘the Irish Guy’ on campus but had never met him. “My schedule was crazy and I was always playing,” Jahoda recalls. “One night we just kind of met in the hallway. He was frustrated over something. We chilled out and talked about things, and we’ve been the best of friends ever since.”

The guys moved to New York City, form a band, and decided to start recording. Halfway through the recording of The Long Way Home, Surrey Lane halted production to record the single, Love Must Grow, which sprung from the events of Sept. 11th. Written for the benefit of a charity organization devoted to assisting the families of the victims of the tragedy, Love Must Grow became one of the fastest selling singles in the history of record retail site CDBaby.com. The song was highlighted in an ABC News Radio feature that featured Surrey Lane and Sir Paul McCartney.

Surrey Lane returned to the studio in late 2001 to finish The Long Way Home, completing the CD in the spring of 2002. Mastered by MasterDisk Chief Engineer Andy VanDette, the CD was released on June 27th. Bob Gulla from CDNOW commented “Surrey Lane recalls commercial-pop groups like the Wallflowers and even the Little River Band, outfits that could write ultra-melodic songs for radio with their guitars tied behind their backs”.

In September of 2003 the band released Some Days to national radio outlets. Some Days charted in the top 100 on the national charts. Jahoda and Keegan then began The Long Way Home Acoustic Tour in May, 2004. The tour began at The Goldhawk in Hoboken, NJ and brought the band to over 25 states and to thousands of fans. “We were curious how much of an impact Some Days had for us. When you can perform in Cedar Falls, IA on a Tuesday night to hundreds of fans who have never before seen you live and they are singing along… you know it’s had a huge impact,” explains Keegan. The band will continue to tour throughout 2005.

Discography

Some Days (single) Climbed to 98 on the FMQB Natonal charts

Produced by: Frank D. Fagnano
Engineered by: Frank D. Fagnano
Recorded at Marion Studios and BMF
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Masterdisk, NYC.

The Long Way Home
Produced by: Frank D. Fagnano
Engineered by: Frank D. Fagnano
Recorded at Marion Studios and BMF
Mastered by Andy VanDette at Masterdisk, NYC.

Love Must Grow
Produced by: Surrey Lane and Frank Fagnano
Engineered by: Frank D. Fagnano
Recorded at Marion Studios

Surrey Lane
Produced by: Frank D. Fagnano
Engineered by: Frank D. Fagnano
Recorded at Marion Studios

Set List

Surrey Lane has a repertoire of over 30 original songs including;
You Believed, Some Days, Tell Me Why, Let You Go, Why Do We Do, Jamie, The Long Way Home, 2 Cents, I Thought, Falling, Who I Am, Love Must Grow, Turn Your Head, Across the Water, Pocket Morality, Going Home, Romeo, Who Gave Them The Right, Yesterday I Wished, In The Fields, There's Me, and Sit and Watch The Trains.

The band also can perform numerous cover songs from a variety of artists including Train, Bob Dylan, David Gray, Jim Croce, U2, Goo Goo Dolls, Five For Fighting, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, and numerous others.