Genres:Folk, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Led by Singer Songwriter Regan Lane, Strangely Alright is a 6 piece Jangly Power Pop Band from Tacoma, Washington that has,as Rockford Rowley from The Weekly Volcano says, “an undeniable emotional appeal. Ringing, triumphant chords and lyrics that allude to conquered tribulations immediately make the music relatable to everyone.”
The Strangely’s new CD ‘The Time Machine Is Broken’ has received rave reviews and radio airplay from around the world, including Great Britain, Australia and Sweden!
A track from the album, “Crying Shame”, was nominated for the NWME song of the year in the alt/classic rock category And the boys have been featured artist on a number of northwest shows including NWCZ’s ‘The Convergence Zone”, ‘The Aquarium” and “The Internal Narcissist”.
Lane’s charismatic presence and the bands polished musical chops make for live performances that are thought provoking, quirky, amusing and fun. They Mix modern radio pop with classic influences from the past creating songs that in a perfect world would be on the radio today, Strangely Alright’s inspirational live shows continue to bring in and keep new fans coming back!
Singer Songwriter Regan Lane has had placement and airplay of his heartfelt pop and rock songs on numerous TV shows throughout the US,including A&E's Biography,NBC Sports,VH1's Top Twenty Countdown and Best Week Ever, Anthony Bourdains' No Reservations and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew along with many other cable and network shows.
His jubilant pop song 'U Won't Believe' was heard on NBC's "Race across America" and was also the theme song for "Puget Sounds TV", a Northwest TV show featuring local and national indie artists. "The Ocean Makes Her Cry'"was recently played on The Discovery Channels' "Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew: Am I Normal?" and his pop gem 'Junkie' was heard on a recent Johnny Knoxville's MTV special.
Regan has also won the RadioIndy.Com Songwriter Of The Year award and two of his compositions won the world wide Compo10 songwriting contest, as voted on by his songwriting peers from around the world.
Writing pure power pop delicacies in the classic tradition of bands and artists such as John Lennon, XTC,The Grays,Jellyfish and Crowded House Regan's confessional, often inspiration-ally dark lyrics and sugar sweet pop melodies have touched a nerve in both fans and critics alike. ICU In Dandylions, recorded with his former band BrokenNess, was voted one of the top 50 CD releases on Kweevak .com, one of the most influential independent music sites on the web. Regan also has been a featured artist on numerous websites throughout the world; has had 7 songs added to compilation cd's globally, and has received rave reviews from fans and critics around the world with airplay in such faraway places as the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.
In August of 2012 the winds of change brought a new person into Regan’s life. A musical partnership and friendship with bass player and vocalist Ken Schaff was born, the two got to know each other and a mutual love of playing music live was shared. After much discussion and rambling thought, armed with Regan’s 11 new songs and the idea that we all have special talents and gifts., they said... “Let’s make a band"... They picked up their respective instruments and started to play. And Strangely Alright was born.
But a duo was not who they were to be...and so they began the search....... The Power Pop Gods sent amazing guitarist Jeff Reiner...Drummer Preston Darvil floated in from a Hawaiian vacation to pound the skins. And the final pieces of the puzzle, the talented and respected keyboardist/vocalist Mr. Raymond Hayden and amazing saxophonist Paul Sawtelle joined and the band was complete. 6 very different guys that when they play together create a unique and cohesive sound that is Strangely Alright.