Zane Kuchera

Zane Kuchera

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Zane Kuchera is a Boston-based Songwriter, Record Producer, and Berklee College of Music alumnus, majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production, minoring in Film Scoring, with voice and piano as his principal instruments in the genres of contemporary popular music, folk, jazz, R&B, and theater.

Biography

Zane Kuchera is a Boston-based Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer.

A Church Organist at age 11 and a sound engineering assistant in a 24-track recording studio at age 17, Zane has been composing and recording songs all his life. His broad musical style encompasses contemporary popular music, folk, jazz, R&B, and musical theater. He is a member of ASCAP, BACA, NOMTI, BSW, and an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. He has written for musical theater, taught voice and piano, and has many years of experience as a software developer and multimedia web designer.

Zane’s 1st CD of original music, “Patterns�, released in 2005, is available on CDBaby.com and iTunes. With music spanning two decades of creativity and production, this collection of music and lyric documents Zane’s emotional life journey from adolescence into adulthood.

Zane's 2nd CD is a theatrical soundtrack, "Shakespeare's As You Like It - A New Musical Soundtrack". This work was inspired by and used for a production by the Gazebo Players of Medfield, Massachusetts in July of 2006. This collection of music is unique in that it is a complete soundtrack for the Shakespeare play, with 15 tracks of lush orchestral contemporary arrangements, 5 of which are sung by Zane. This CD is ready for stage production and includes scene change underscores and instrumental reprises. Full piano and vocal sheet music for the performance is also available from http://music.zanekuchera.com.

Zane recently released his 3rd CD; a compilation CD of 22 original music tracks by 10 songwriters who recorded in his recording studio or who collaborated with him.

Zane is currently writing a new musical, composing underscore for an independent film, engineering an education music CD for children, and composing underscore for a meditation CD. He is also working on his next CD of original jazz / folk / R&B / and adult contemporary songs.

All of these can be purchased at http://records.zanekuchera.com .

Lyrics

A Friendly Love

Written By: Zane Kuchera

A FRIENDLY LOVE

VERSE 1:
Incomplete
I long for a pal from as far away as Africa
Henna in her hair
Jazzing for the camera
From a town overlooking the sea

CHORUS:
A FRIENDLY LOVE
Sheer will or fate
Graced by this soul mate
A confidant when life gets rough
Through time and space
A FRIENDLY LOVE

VERSE 2:
Then we meet
You knock on my door and I let you in forever
Play date afternoons
Like children together
Our sandbox of music each week

BRIDGE:
Under blankets sipping tea
Tuna
TV
Nothing can distract me
Always leaving much too soon
Traces of the angel
Linger in the air

CHORUS:
A FRIENDLY LOVE
Sheer will or fate
Graced by this soul mate
A confidant when life gets rough
Through time and space
A FRIENDLY LOVE

© 2005 Zane Kuchera. All Rights Reserved

Don't Need To Be Right

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Elena Joyner

DON'T NEED TO BE RIGHT

Words and Music by Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera

Verse 1

Sitting on the edge
Of our bed
I can taste the tears
It's so cold in here
Cause I'm just wrapped in fears
Of what's 'bout to be.

Chorus

I don't need to be right
But I'm leavin' right now
You don't have to yell at me
To make me see how
I am wrong all the time in your eyes
And you just don't leave no room for compromise.

Verse 2

Made it to the train
Pourin' rain
Please come rescue me
Left in revery
Seeping memories
Of what use to be

Bridge

I accept this change
Things just don't stay the same
It's enough to be wrong.

© 2007 Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera
ZTK Productions (ASCAP) owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Lost

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Elena Joyner

LOST

Words and Music by Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera

CHORUS

I got lost on my way to do
What I was gonna do
Got so lost and turned around
I just ran into you

VERSE 1

Took your name
Took your number
Two years since that first night
Probably shouldn't of stayed so long
But boy he had it wrapped up tight

VERSE 2

Key to my crib
Met your Kid
Daddy don't get me wrong
But there's more to it
Then I blew it,
That's why we had to move on

BRIDGE

My gut said it was all wrong
I didn't like you from the very start
But you came along and
Distracted my weary heart
So hold on
Cause I can't understand
I wasn't really lookin'
Lookin for a man

© 2006 Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera
ZTK Productions (ASCAP) owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

More Than There Are Stars

Written By: Zane Kuchera

Copyright 2004 Zane Kuchera
Words and Music by Zane Kuchera
MORE THAN THERE ARE STARS

VERSE 1
What is it about you that makes you act this way?
Running with a crowd
Acting out in harmful ways.

CHORUS
Don't you know that I love you
More than there are stars lighting up the sky?
Look past your playground to see millions of stars.
I hope their light reminds you of me tonight.

VERSE 2
Could this be a phase not who you really are?
Deep inside I see something more that you can be.

BRIDGE
Up in the sky can you count them?
Here in my arms can you tell me?
That's how much
That's how much I love you.

Sober

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Elena Joyner

SOBER

Words and Music by Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera

CHORUS

Two weeks sober from your addiction
Two weeks wiser no inhibition
I got over your infliction
Baby please I ain't try to listen
Two weeks sober from your addiction
Two weeks wiser no inhibition
I got over your infliction
Baby please I ain't try to listen

VERSE 1

Imitations last so long
Blinded by a rapturous song
I needed you to get through one day
Was so weak, but now I say

VERSE 2

Was Delirious from all
Of your poison running through me
Now that I've tasted clarity
It's over now, I'm on my feet

BRIDGE

Intoxicated, inebriated,
I was frantic for some more
But sweet vice I done paid the price
I won't be knocking at your door

© 2006 Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera
ZTK Productions (ASCAP) owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Social Lubrication

Written By: Zane Kuchera

SOCIAL LUBRICATION

V1:
Barmaid
Smooth out my feathers
Pour me some libation
A crowded situation
Give me SOCIAL LUBRICATION

V2:
Striding
Smiling wide and
Needing conversation
Got my glass of strong libation
My SOCIAL LUBRICATION

CHORUS
Communal entertainment
Cordial faces worn like masks
They hide intent by slick conversation
Consuming lies in search of relations

V3:
Empty
Nobody knows me
Remove my hesitation
A meaningless flirtation
With SOCIAL LUBRICATION

CHORUS
Communal entertainment
Cordial faces worn like masks
They hide intent by slick conversation
Consuming lies in search of relations
SOCIAL LUBRICATION

© 2006 Zane Kuchera
ZTK Productions (ASCAP) owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Way Things Never Were

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Doug Allen

‘THE WAY THINGS NEVER WERE’

Verse 1

Once upon a time
A lovely quaint little phrase
When they all lived happy ever after
It set my heart ablaze

Chorus

The way things never were
Still linger in memory
I dreamed for that seemed sure
The promises of yet-to-be
The way things never were
Might be all we ever see
But how can we be sure
If that’s the way it has to be

Verse 2

Col-ors black and white
A touching family scene
Mom stayed at home happy ever after
Life on the TV screen

Chorus

The way things never were
The promises of yet-to-be
I dreamed for that seemed sure
Still linger on in memory
The way things never were
Might be all we ever see
But how can we be sure
If that’s the way it has to be
The way things never were

Words by Doug Allen
Music by Zane Kuchera
© 2005 Doug Allen and Zane Kuchera. All Rights Reserved.

Tough Love

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Elena Joyner

TOUGH LOVE

Words and Music by Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera

VERSE 1

I don't know what's in my head
When I kick'cha out my bed
This must be the fifteenth time
I said this love was dead and
You're so tired of all the games I play
But Daddy promise to look the other way
'Cause

CHORUS 1

I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love

VERSE 2

You make me wait don't call me back
Once you're entrée now your snack
Ring my bell at 3:00 AM
I attract the love you lack and
I'm so tired of all the games you play
But I will promise to look the other way
'Cause

CHORUS 2

I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
And I'm so tired of all the games you play
But I will promise to look the other way

BRIDGE

And I'm asking you this...
How can we work on this if you're leaving me
You'll never buy the cow when the milk is free
Who's gonna walk away, is it you or me?

CHORUS 3

I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
I can't take this tough love
And I'm so tired of all the games you play
But I will promise to look the other way
And I'm telling you this

© 2007 Elena Joyner and Zane Kuchera
ZTK Productions (ASCAP) owner of publication and allied rights throughout the world.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Yours

Written By: Zane Kuchera, Wayne Fritsche

Yours

I was young, and we were new.
Valentine’s Day.
What was I supposed to do?
What should I say?
Your gentleness opened my heart and my doors.
Instead of “Be Mine� you said “Can I be yours?�

Boston on a rainy night.
We exchanged rings.
Music played by candlelight.
Voices and strings.
The pianist flew through the church’s big doors.
I sang, and the song in my heart was all yours.

Now weddings and valentines race into mem'ry
While schedules and meetings consume us until
We’re sitting in traffic or out running errands
Our eyes meet, you smile, and my heart stands still.

One plus one now equals three.
We’ve got our own
Monkey in the family tree.
Haven’t we grown?
Children and middle-age close many doors.
My time’s not my own but each moment is yours.
My life's not my own but each moment is yours.

©2007 Wayne Fritsche and Zane Kuchera
All Rights Administered by Zane Kuchera Music
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Discography

1) Patterns CD
2) Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' - A New Musical Soundtrack CD
3) Zane Kuchera Records Presents Singer/Songwriter Showcase Volume I CD