- OrginSausalito, Ca
Blane Lyon’s voice, words, performance and presence echo his deep history and commitment to soulful uplifting music. With over 650 live concerts to his credit, his performance is crafted and inspiring. With over 150 original songs, in multiple genres, Blane Lyon’s music is evolved and beautiful. Singer/songwriter,multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer Blane Lyon performs original works of Funk, Soul, Reggae, House, Electronica, Dub, Rock, Acoustic and many other forms of groove.
Born a San Francisco native, to a radical political family, Lyon was influenced young by a vast mix of different music , from the latin sounds of the mission to the soulfully psychedelic funk of the 70’s and the birthing hip hop. Lyon was given a harmonica by his mother when he graduated jr. high. She died not long after and he started writing poetry at 13 as an antidote to the overwhelming sadness accompanying this personal tragedy. Upon setting his words to music he stumbled into a lifelong passion and has continued to confront political and spiritual challenges with a trademark lyrical urgency. He attended high school at School of the Performing arts in San Francisco. After which he completed a degree in music and dance composition at University of Ca. at Santa Cruz. Lyon then traveled and performed extensively (solo and with groups) in Europe, Thailand, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest with guitar and notepad close at hand.Eventually returning to California he formed the popular funk collective Family Soul, which became a crowd packing mainstay of the Northwest club circuit throughout the late 90’s. Lyon was also the founder and singer for the punk/funk Sonoma county group, The Louies in the late 1980’s and the Santa Cruz based Brothers of Other in the early 90’s.
Blane is a prolific songwriter and music producer.In 2003 he established B-Luv Recording studios in northern California where he continues to write, record, and produce music for himself and other musical projects. Releasing his first solo album, “All People” produced by David Jenkins in 2006, Blane formed his present band The Real, which maintains Lyon’s conscious tune-smithing with a penchant for booty shaking grooves, and fat backed soul anthems. Lyon also performs solo, both acoustic and electronic live sets. The “All People” cd has experienced steady sales, and is available on iTunes, and many other digital downloading sites. The new album will be released summer 2012. In 2009 Blane Lyon Productions was formed. This company focused on writing and licensing theme songs for environmental and social causes as well as for film and commercial use.
Recently, Lyon wrote the funky theme songs for the US Bicycle lobby safe routes to school program ” Ride My Bike” & “I Want to Walk”. From 2010 to 2011 Blane Lyon productions created radio theme songs for The California Health departments First 5 program as well as multiple songs for a english public water conservation campaign. In the winter of 2011Blane Lyon Productions provided 40 minutes of music for the film, Convincing Clooney. It was then back to the live arena as Lyon did a 2 month solo musical tour of Costa Rica performing at the Envision festival and other tropical venues.The summer of 2011 found Lyon performing 2 to 5 shows a week for 3 months in the mediterranean party isle of Ibiza Spain before returning to the US for a series of DJ sets at Burning Man. Lyon volunteers by performing and providing music for homeless youth programs in San Francisco and also performs musically for patients in mental institutions thru the Bread & Roses Foundation. In an effort to expand the musical outreach of Blane Lyon Productions, at the end of 2011 Lyon began splitting his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles California.