Mike Layne Band

Michael Layne – That’s me. I am here to rawk your world…

I have been tapping into my soul and capturing it’s essence in my music. I write, record, produce, play, sing, everything you are listening to here. I have recently finished my first full length CD that is 100% “Just Me”. Self absorbed? Haha, well maybe from the outsiders perspective but I’d like to think not. I have been writing and recording with other musicians most of my life, but since I can play every instrument I figured I would give it a go solo and see what comes from my own heart and personal experiences. This approach has allowed me to be more honest and vulnerable than I might otherwise be.

I have a bittersweet relationship with the songs that are coming to life here. Music is a struggle just like life. I typically find the most satisfaction when I’m on the edge of losing control. Taking risks until I find the right balance. I find the most passion in the risks. Sometimes I crash and burn, and that sucks… but that’s when I know I’m getting close. Success is just around the next turn. For me, music and life go hand in hand in this way. My musical diaries are moments captured along the way. Musical pictures, moments in time that express what words alone cannot. All is not what it seems at first. I encourage you to dig deeper into the lyrics and the music. Put on the headphones and let me know what/who you find…

I am a solo artist who has an obsession for playing live music. I formed this band to scratch that itch. I am humbled at the excitement my bandmates have shown in performing these songs with me. They are some of the best friends and musicians I could have asked for. We have begun work on the next record – tentatively titled “Loser of the Year”. The original music is my main focus but we also perform plenty of unique, yet popular cover tunes at our shows. Come check us out and PREPARE TO BE TANTALIZED…