SHIRAZ LANE is a Hard Rocking group of five from Vantaa, Finland. Although originally germinated in 2011, the band genuinely blossomed in 2015 after the current desirable line-up was solidified. SHIRAZ LANE wreaks of creative variety, which resonates through their double-edged guitar sound (produced by lead guitarist Jani Laine and rhythm guitarist Miki Kalske), groovy-yet-solid ground pounding (Ana Willman drums & Joel Alex bass) and unmistakably high-soaring melodies chanted by lead singer Hannes Kett. Despite their youth (early twenties), they are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud, but most of all the genuine article. Although wearing inspiration and paying homage to their predecessors like Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses, the “Big Guns” of Scandinavia, such as members from The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate, have all described them as being one of the most entertaining bands they have seen in the upcoming hard rock scene, bringing a fresh breeze to the table in terms of both music and live performance.
SHIRAZ LANE ‘s debut five track EP named “Be The Slave Or Be The Change” was released in the spring of 2015. It was extremely well received by both public and the press and the single ”Mental Slavery” could even be described as an underground hit. Following this mini-record the band has released four EP supporting music videos, toured the biggest national summer festivals and played in Toronto (Canada) , Tokyo (Japan) & Wacken Open Air in Germany. In the Autumn of 2015 SHIRAZ LANE embarked on an extensive national tour, playing the biggest club venues in Finland as an supporting act. The hype culminated with a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl, which was signed and sealed in September. Although music is not a matter of competition, it might be suitable to list winning the Hard Rock Rising 2014 and Wacken Metal Battle 2015 competitions as past merits.
Their debut album ”For Crying Out Loud” was released worldwide in April 2016, and it was a success story from the beginning, achieving 6/7 stars in Metal Hammer Germany and a lot of praise by the biggest Finnish music magazine Soundi – amongst many other great reviews around the World. The young rockers spent the following Summer playing festivals and packed their gear for a two months long European tour with Lordi in the Fall of 2016, before heading to their 1st headliner tour in February 2017 in Spain.
SHIRAZ LANE has been extremely busy throughout the year 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration with the Swedish producer-wizard Per Aldeheim in Stockholm, Sweden. First tastes of the new material will be heard already this Autumn which will lead the yet on yet another European conquest opening up for Brother Firetribe, to be followed by their own mini tour in Spain. The entire album is set to be released in the beginning of 2018.
Hannes Kett – Lead Vocals
Jani Laine – Lead Guitar
Miki Kalske – Rhythm Guitar
Joel Alex – Bass
Ana Willman – Drums
2016 – For Crying Out Loud
2015 – Be The Slave Or Be The Change (EP)
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