Santa Rosa, California
Symphonic rock, progressive metal
Vocals, guitar, piano
Think Tank Media ( U.S.), Avalon ( Japan)
Peer Verschuren, Ernst Van Ee,
Kristoffer Gildenlöw, Mark McCrite, Neil Citron, Don Schiff
Lana Lane is a North American rock singer. She sings lead in her eponymous band, and has sung backing vocals for the band Rocket Scientists and guest sung on Ayreon and Erik Norlander albums. [1 ]
She is married to music producer
Erik Norlander, who co-produces her albums with her at their own studio, Think Tank Media in Woodland Hills, California.
Her first album
Love is an Illusion was released in 1995 and obtained a fair amount of success in Japan, as did Curious Goods - her second album, from 1996. However, in 1998 she obtained recognition outside of Japan, as her third album Garden of the Moon was released throughout Europe.
Her songbook spans musical styles from
jazz pieces ( Ballad Collections, Winter Sessions) to power ballads ( Love is an Illusion, Queen of the Ocean) to progressive metal anthems ( , Secrets of Astrology Lady Macbeth, etc.).
She sings original songs as well as
cover versions ( Ballad Collection, Ballad Collection II, Covers Collection, Gemini) of famous rock artists.
Lady Macbeth is a collection of songs based on William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Macbeth, from Lady MacBeth's point of view.
Her influences include
Ann Wilson of Heart, Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Bennett, and Chris Cornell.
Lana Lane appeared as a major guest vocalist on the two
Ayreon CDs: The Universal Migrator Part One: The Dream Sequencer and The Universal Migrator Part Two: Flight of the Migrator. Lana sang lead vocals on two tracks ( , and 2084 on Dragon On The Sea The Dream Sequencer and harmony vocals on Flight Of The Migrator. She also provided the computer voice for both albums.
In 2003 Lana sang the part of Queen
Guinevere in the Arthurian Epic Concept album Once and Future King Part I by Gary Hughes.
In 2009 Lana sang the primary vocals on an album composed by husband Erik Norlander in collaboration with
science-fiction writer and lyricist Kevin J. Anderson, for the CD by Terra Incognita: Beyond the Horizon Roswell Six, featuring the additional singers James LaBrie, John Payne, and Michael Sadler. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
In 2009 Lana also sang on another concept album composed by cousin Davy Vain based on a novel by German
science-fiction writer Wolfgang Hohlbein, for the CD by Blaze and Ashes Delany. [5 ]
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