Gerry Lane Short Biography
Gerry Lane is a singer/songwriter originally from West Cork, Ireland. His gutsy, gravelly, vocal style, coupled with his raw, powerful and emotive guitar playing and unique dynamic stage presence has endeared him to music fans around the world who come back time and time again to see him perform. His lyrics are sometimes considered impressionistic, with interpretations varying depending on the listener. While Gerry writes all of his own songs, he often indulges in creating new arrangements of favorite cover songs, mostly in the Blues of the 30’s,40’s 50’s….the Soul of the 60’s and the rock of the 70’s era. Gerry is equally at home playing acoustic blues as he is electric blues in the Chicago and Texas styles. He can at present be seen in his regular residency at the “19th Hole Bar” in the beautiful Meloneras area of Gran Canaria playing and preaching’ the blues to the people who frequent the bar….. and occasionally gigging elsewhere in Europe in places like Belgium, Ireland etc. Gerry’s fans describe his live shows as captivating and enveloping. He peppers his performances with stories and tidbits’ of his favorite artists and musical heroes between songs. Gerry is an urban songwriter who is both down to earth in his music, style, and interaction with fans. During his career he has had the opportunity to work and play with some of the biggest names in the music business. For example: Noel Redding (ex bass player with the Jimi Hendrix Experience), famed drummer Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath and Peter Green), Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore, Neil Murray (bass player with Whitesnake, Brian May), John Sinclair (keyboard player with Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne) to name but a few. Gerry had two of his songs “I Wanna Hear You Shout” and “Cryin” included on Cozy Powell’s album “The Drums Are Back “ Other musicians on the CD were : Brian May (Guitars), Jon Lord (Keyboards), Billy Sheehan (Bass) John Sinclair (Keyboards), Neil Murray (Bass), among others. If you ever get the chance to go to Gran Canaria……..check out one of Gerry’s shows in the 19th Hole…………….. you won’t be disappointed.
"Meloneras Blues" (The Album) released in December 2008 is a blues/rock album, with a great mix of styles, packed full of original songs, gravelly vocals, raw powerful and emotive guitar playing…….it’s blues/rock, with the odd Rock Ballad and Country/Rock song thrown in for good measure.
“Till’ The End Of The Line” is an album that I had been wanting to do for a long time. The last rock album that I was involved in was Cozy Powell’s “The Drums Are Back” in 1992. Since then most of the stuff that I have been doing was very much Blues or Blues/Rock based and I felt that it was time to do a “kick-ass” classic hard rock album again.
I started writing for the album in the summer of 2009. The first one I wrote for the project was “I’ve Cried The Blues” (for New York City).
Then in January of 2010 I started to get seriously stuck into the writing and recording of the rest of the songs.
One of the songs “Retribution” was actually written sometime around 97 or 98. A very good friend of mine from London John Sinclair (ex Uriah Heep) was playing keyboards with Ozzy Osbourne at the time and I wrote and presented the song to John in an attempt to get Ozzy to record it but I was told that it wasn’t what he was looking for at the time. So, that song has been “sleeping” for the past 12 or 13 years.