Zane Kuchera
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"Review of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' - A New Musical Soundtrack CD"

The lyrics of olde are respectfully sung in rich deep tones that warm and soothe and blend with beautiful melodic arrangements. - Zola - Tulip Songs International

"Review of Patterns CD"

Zane composed, arranged, performed and produced the entire CD, employing electric keyboards and a software application. But if the production is a "labor of love," the songs themselves, and Zane's performance of them, are a labor of love, heartache, grief, healing and redemption - the work of a lifetime. Indeed, the songs on Patterns were written over the span of two decades, and as such, serve as the story of Zane's life. Or, perhaps more accurately, the songs tell the story of his love life, from the first forays into puppy love (and hangdog disillusionment), through a sad marriage, to a growing self-awareness and centeredness as a gay man.

In every song, Zane wears his heart on his sleeve, and it's a gorgeous heart. His lyrics are forthright and unpretentious as they examine love gone bad, the tension between romance and long-term commitment, and the yearning for something sure and lasting. Zane's strong tenor rings out with understated candor, expressing the emotion through words and music rather than any vocal dramatics. This clear-eyed exploration of love ultimately offers hope, if only the hope of getting beyond the hurt and becoming stronger.

The style ranges between lush ballads and mid-tempo pop, suggesting Zane's roots in contemporary cabaret and torch song - Peter Allen, Barbra Streisand, and (don't laugh) Barry Manilow come to mind (Zane does confess in the notes that he wrote one of his prettier songs, Tell Me When, while having "a Diana Ross moment"). Some particularly catchy melodies include Haven't Got a Clue, Simon Says, Fantasy, the anthem-like Isn't Enough, and a sweet, almost baroque instrumental called Somewhere in This World.

In fact, now that Zane has proven himself as a talented singer-songwriter (arranger- producer-musician-engineer), my wish for him is that he could eventually develop enough financial backing to hire a band. On a few songs I could imagine female back-up singers joining the chorus, and the energy created by musicians playing together is often difficult, though not impossible to attain in a solo effort. But this is not the first recording by one man and his MIDI, and very few sound even half as lovely, or achieve half the energy that Zane achieves here. You have to start somewhere, and on Patterns Zane Kuchera is off to a running leap.

(P.S.: such rugged individualism has been paying off. "Patterns" has received glowing reviews on several web pages, including, and,

- Lindsay Cobb (
Edited by Roberta B. Schwartz
Copyright 2002, Peterborough Folk Music Society. - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"Review of Patterns CD"

A basic premise of all art is to share. Zane Kuchera strongly achieves this with "Patterns". The more I listened the more I felt like I was taking part in a personal invitation to experience what is Zane Kuchera. The experience is first of all extremely pleasant. Kuchera's music takes you to many places and diverse viewpoints. I frequently found myself associating what I was hearing on "Patterns" with the character of Pippin from the musical of the same name. Possibly because Zane's vocal talent would lend itself very well to the roll. However, I think it is more probable that Kuchera's thought provoking lyrics and topics are easily linked to Pippin's search for understanding from within himself. Like the musical, the CD "Patterns" had me on more than one occasion taking a look at my own experiences.

Zane's lyrics are not overstated nor exaggerated, they are genuine and honest in their statements. Covering a range of experiences and emotions with which most will have strong associations. Delivered in such a manner as to showcase the lyrics and vocal talent of Kuchera. On his website it is easily known that these lyrics are a strong point to Zane, as he supplies a brief description of each song.

From the opening instrumental of track one, "All My Life", I was intrigued by Kuchera's style and lyrics. His clever ability to combine serious subject matter with lively, lingering melody as in "Haven't Got A Clue" and "Simon Says" further demonstrates his appeal. Overall "Patterns" is of a romantic nature. Not the gushy type, but more in a classic sense in dealing with the true romance of life and its opportunities. In "Cathedrals" a change in direction to addressing a religious theme, Kuchera shares an interesting view based on the sheep in wolves clothing theme. The romance Zane examines in his art deals with that of love, doubt, hope, and happiness. While the subjects are universal in understanding, they are not presented from the usual point of view. This brings a fresh honesty to the power of Kuchera's lyrics. Everything, and I do mean everything about "Patterns" is Zane Kuchera, and you couldn't ask for more.

On his website, Zane has added two new songs. A heart wrenching ballad about domestic violence with a happy ending called "Childhood In A Storm". The other is Jon Gilbert Leavitt's "ballad for the new millennium", "Believe". The combination of Leavitt and Kuchera is as would be expected pure quality! A definite to added for your surfing pleasure. As for your listening pleasure be sure to add "Patterns" to your collection.

- Codi
Copyright 2002, StoneWall Society. - StoneWall Society

"Review of Amazing Things Arts Center Concert"

"I was so pleased to witness Zane's debut as a solo cabaret singer at Amazing Things this week. Zane is a true delight as a person: kind and gentle and compassionate with a well of emotions that is both deep and very near the surface. These words could also be used to describe him as a performer. In a set that included John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, and original work, Zane charmed and moved all of us and delivered a very special 40 minutes of warmth on a cold night. Bravo, Zane!" - Wayne Fritsche (Actor/Songwriter/Vocalist)

“An engaging performance where Zane, with his tall and handsome elegance, peers into your soul with his clear blue eyes and caresses you with his warm soothing vocals. He delivers the song directly to your heart from his with a beautiful balance of raw emotion infused with passion and musical technique.� ~ Zola (Recording Artist/Songwriter/TulipSongs International)

"Zane Kuchera sings with conviction - allowing the words to come through him and have meaning for him and the audience. His lovely tenor voice is a pleasure to hear.

You were absolutely wonderful - so open, so sincere, so communicative, so real. And you sang beautifully. Thank you for a splendid evening." ~ Leslie Holmes, Host, Amazing Things Arts Center - Amazing Things Arts Center

"Review of Musical Theater works"

"Zane worked with me composing the music for the five songs William Shakespeare wrote for his play, AS YOU LIKE IT. Unlike some composers, Zane readily understood what was needed and went about the task without flinching! Working with Zane was indeed a pleasure and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Well, that heartbeat came and the result is we are working together, on a new musical, PARSIFAL THE MAGICIAN -- Zane as composer, myself doing the book and lyrics. Based on our work together on AS YOU LIKE IT, I can say without any doubts, this will be absolutely fabulous!" - David Logan-Morrow (playwright, lyricist for "Parsifal The Magician")

"You were professional, experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily reliable. You were familiar and confident with your work, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not to mention you were friendly, supportive, and easy to work with! I highly recommend you for any type of composition, transcribing, or notation work" - Melissa Li (playwright, composer "Surviving The Nian", The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA) - various


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



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 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

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 .