Lanie Lane

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Lanie Lane
Lanie Lane.jpg
Lanie Lane in December 2011
Background information
Birth name Lanier Stefanie Myra Johnston
Born (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 27)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Blues, jazz, rockabilly
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitars, percussion
Years active 2006–present
Labels Third Man, Mushroom, Ivy League
Associated acts Clare Bowditch
Website lanielane.net
Notable instruments
Betty (1957 guitar), BoDidd (1966 electric Gibson)

Lanie Lane (born 11 February 1987) is the stage name of Lanier Stefanie Myra Johnston an Australian blues-jazz singer-songwriter and guitarist. In October 2011 her debut album, To the Horses, peaked at No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Lane supported the album with a headlining tour of Australia. She undertook her second international tour in late 2011.

Biography[edit]

Lanie (pronounced "Lannie") Lane was born on 11 February 1987 as Lanier Stefanie Myra Johnston and grew up in Sydney.[1][2][3] From 12-years-old, Lane was taught guitar by her father and older brother.[4]

Music[edit]

On 24 September 2010 she issued her debut single, "What Do I Do", which is the theme tune for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, Crownies (from July to December 2011).[5] Lane was working as a florist to raise finances for her debut album, To the Horses.[1] She recorded most of the album in February 2011.[1] In August she added the lately written track, "(Oh Well) That's What You Get (Falling in Love with a Cowboy)".[1] According to Lane the track is a result of somniloquy, "I woke up one morning and my boyfriend said, 'You said the weirdest thing in your sleep last night'. He told me and said you'd better write a song about it. I wrote the song and he said, 'Well, that's one side of the story'".[6] The album was self-produced for Ivy League Records.[7] In October 2011, To the Horses, peaked at No. 12 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[8]

Lane has a quirky 1950s dress sense and her music draws inspiration from 1930s to 1950s Americana.[4] Her backing band includes Zoe Hauptman on bass guitar and double bass, Paul Derricott (ex-The Rhino Factory) on drums, Aidan Roberts (Belles Will Ring, The Maple Trail) on electric guitar and backing vocals.[4][9]

In March 2012, Lane covered The Black Keys' track, "Gold on the Ceiling", in a live performance on radio station Triple J's program, Like a Version.[10]

As from July 2011, Lane uses a 1957 guitar named Betty, a 1966 electric Gibson named BoDidd (after Bo Diddley) and an unnamed 1960 archtop guitar.[4][11] The album track, "Betty Baby", is dedicated to the guitar.[11]

Live[edit]

In February 2012 she opened for Icehouse and Hall & Oates at a Day on the Green performance.[12]

In July that same year she opened for Jack White at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney.

Collaborations[edit]

Also in 2011, Lane collaborated with fellow singer-songwriter, Clare Bowditch, the pair co-wrote and performed, "Now You're Home", which was issued by Bowditch as a single and on a seven-track extended play, Are You Ready Yet?.[13] Bowditch explained her concept "[s]ometimes, songwriting needs to be scary in order to be good. With this in mind, I decided in February that I would turn my hand to co-writing with some of my favourite Australian artists. I wanted the songs to sound glorious to the ear, and leave people feeling uplifted, rather than analytical. The Are You Ready Yet EP is a taste of where this experiment took me: into the homes of people like Gotye and Lanie Lane, and then straight into the studio to lay down the things we had written together".[13] In June and July, Lane and Bowditch performed together on the Winter Secrets Tour.[13]

Recognition[edit]

At the APRA Music Awards of 2012, Lane was nominated four times,[14] and her song "(Oh Well) That's What You Get (Falling in Love with a Cowboy)" was performed by Kram (Spiderbait).[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "What Do I Do" (2010)
  • "Ain't Hungry" (2011)
  • "(Oh Well) That's What You Get (Falling in Love with a Cowboy)" (2012)

Featured artist[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards is an awards event, presented annually since 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters".[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 "(Oh Well) That's What You Get (Falling in Love with a Cowboy)" (Lanie Lane) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[14] Nominated
Song of the Year[17] Nominated
"What Do I Do" (Lanie Lane) Blues & Roots Work of the Year[14] Nominated
Lanie Lane Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year[18] Nominated

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 To the Horses Best Independent Blues and Roots Album Won[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Cameron (12 October 2011). "Lanie Lane CD is the White Stuff". News.com.au (News Limited (News Corporation)). Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "'(Oh Well) That's What You Get (Falling in Love with a Cowboy)' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Olding, Rachel (5 June 2012). "Sultry Rockabilly Vixen Less Than Mesmerising Live". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cho, Paige X (July 2011). "Interview: Lanie Lane". Paper-Deer (Paige X. Cho). Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/tv/crownies/
  6. ^ Tarala, Kate (19 January 2012). "Rockabilly and rock'n'roll with Lanie Lane". The Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "To the Horses / Lanie Lane". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 30 May 2012. "Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie Lane (pronounced "Lannie") is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. Imbued with the spirit of Muddy Waters, and channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane wraps the sounds of a golden age around a voice that is as rich and warm as it is sweet. Her debut album is To the Horses, a collection of 11 songs that duck and weave through a heady mix of early rock 'n' roll, blues, and rockabilly, serving up fantastic tales of love, lust, heartbreak and the importance of a good guitar - all delivered by one of the most undeniably distinctive voices and charming characters in Australian music. Recorded and mixed over a grand total of four days with her band at a studio in Sydney, the self-produced To the Horses showcases Lanie's irrepressible talent for crafting songs that are as raw and gritty as they are warm and inviting." 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Lanie Lane". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lanie Lane – Artist". Unearthed. Triple J (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Like a Version". Like a Version. Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 9 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Barlow, Jessica (12 October 2011). "Interview: Lanie Lane". Lip Magazine (Zoya Patel). Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hall and Oates, Icehouse, Husky and Lanie Lane Pleased Crowd for A DAY on the Green 2012". Peter Lehmann Winery. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c "Are You Ready Yet? [sound recording] / Clare Bowditch". Music Australia. National Library of Australia. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012. "Now Clare is back with a brand new single 'Now You're Home' featuring Lanie Lane, a Sydney songstress gaining popularity for her rockabilly swing-folk sounds. Not only have they written and recorded a stunning the duet, but Clare is also thrilled to be taking Lanie on the road for her Winter Secrets tour which will be weaving its way throughout all major capital cities and key regional areas this June and July. To celebrate this Universal Music is releasing a brand new 7 song EP, Are You ready Yet?, also making this EP available in a very limited edition 2CD set with Clare's most recent album Modern Day Addiction. 'Sometimes, songwriting needs to be scary in order to be good. With this in mind, I decided in February that I would turn my hand to co-writing with some of my favourite Australian artists. I wanted the songs to sound glorious to the ear, and leave people feeling uplifted, rather than analytical. The Are You Ready Yet EP is a taste of where this experiment took me: into the homes of people like Gotye and Lanie Lane, and then straight into the studio to lay down the things we had written together'." 
  14. ^ a b c "Nominations > Blues & Roots Work of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Gotye Wins Big Again". The Music. (Street Press Australia). 28 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "APRA Music Awards 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Nominations > Song of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nominations > Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "WINNERS ANNOUNCED – 2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. AIR. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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