ZANE KUCHERA – ARTIST


ALBUMS
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Involved 2020
https://album.link/hwfdmdthtwzzt
6/5/21 Music: Zane Kuchera
Involved 2020: Focusing on the Jazz/Pop/Adult Contemporary music compositions and small ensemble arrangements, this new album “Involved 2020” contains all instrumental versions of the 20 songs I created during the 2020 isolating world pandemic. I got involved with lyricists living all over the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, India, New York City, Washington, Idaho, and California, and wrote more music than ever before.
Titles: A Good Life, Breaking News, Chasing Tomorrow, Dream Ago, Everything We Are, Holding Christmas in Your Heart, I Am Because You Are, Let In The Breezy, Lines by Default, Make It, Someday, Somewhere, Talking in the Rain, Tearing Apart, The Road, There’s a Way, Tiny Stars, To Be Your Son Again, Tradewinds, Where Do You Go 6/5/21

Holding up the Sky
https://album.link/Np265MkQWd5Vb
1/27/19 Music: Zane Kuchera, Words: Katie Sage (CA)
Holding up the Sky: Original pop music about life, love, hope, loss, and discovery. Created by the songwriting team that met in high school years ago, reunite with this, their debut album collaboration. Lyrics by Katie Sage, music and performances by Zane Kuchera. That’s Katie’s son, Elijah on the album cover. The songbook sheet music for piano and voice is available in my store on this website.
Titles: Where No Thorns Grow, Nothing Compares, Holding up the Sky, In This Moment, Misty Misty Morning, Why, Keep My Love with You, It’s Not Our Same World 1/27/19

Stage Work 2
https://album.link/Cg8vwXDgVg4Hs
1/28/18 Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Pop: Film Music
Stage Work 2: Contemporary instrumental songs uniquely rhythmic and varied, which was intended for a new musical that was never produced. The album cover shows Zane playfully grabbing his daughter, Alexandria, on a beach in Provincetown during Family Week. Music and performances by Zane Kuchera. The songbook sheet music for piano is available in my store on this website.
Titles: I Could Have Imagined This, My Goodbye, Not Forever, What Else Can I Do, I Could Have Imagined, Better Play Bingo, Papa, Go on Move On, My Love to You, Dancing and Gin 1/28/18

Film Work
https://album.link/47P8drcxQR3xD
4/23/16 Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Classical: Film Music
Film Work: Wildly diverse music for film cues, from full orchestral works intended as underscore for film cues ranging between comedy and horror, to gently sung songs in the forefront of a film cue without dialog; the montage. A rollercoaster of 29 tracks worth of music for film and TV. Music and performances by Zane Kuchera. The orchestral conductor’s score songbook for some of the film cues is available in my store on this website.
Titles: Film Score Demo 1, Film Score Demo2 Songs, Intertwined, Fantasy Magic Cue, Adventure Cue, Moderate Intensity Action Cue, Frolicking on the Sand, Intimate Ballad Cue, Slow Drama Cue, Erase Away Cue, Horror Cue, Good Enough, Conquering the Sea, Comedy Cue, Sleep Away, Secret Dreams, Anxious, You Use Me, Talking in the Rain, Ecstasy Dance, Love Takes Time Cue, My Whole World Is Blue Cue, Romantic Evening Cue, The Way Things Never Were, Slow Jazz, Christmas Is Here, Horror House 4/23/16

Stage Work (Unproduced Instrumentals For Musical Theatre)
https://album.link/jGsbX4Pq3XQRj
11/5/10 Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
Stage Work: My first full instrumental score for a complete musical. Sadly never produced for stage. Shortly after my semesters on the Berklee campus, I spent the next 2 years part-time writing these 20 songs to existing lyrics from book, varying dramatically in emotion and instrumentation; some R&B, Jazz, Pop, and classical. I am very proud of these harmonically rich compositions. A little possessed by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Burt Bacharach. The songbook sheet music for piano is available in my store on this website. The album cover is a photo of my 2 year old daughter, Alexandria, sitting on the bench of my Kawai baby grand piano, playing for daddy.
Titles: Overture, Hurry Quickly Hurry, Bright Lights are Tiny, I Want To Love That Man Up There, There Was a Girl, Evil Gets Closer, Jennifer, The Spell, Only Two, The Plot, A Little Lotion, Just the Way She Wants It Done, He Enchants Me, The Dedication, Good Work Is Hard To Find, Where Did She Go, I’m Just Evil, The Regret, Love Will Show Me the Way, Finale 11/5/10

Zane Kuchera Records Presents Singer/Songwriter Showcase Vol I
https://album.link/djPkz8Ps6sJXm
1/1/08 Words & Music: Various Artists
Genre: Pop
Showcase: 22 tracks of songs arranged and recorded in my Waltham recording studio by these brilliantly talented artists; Martha Rogers, Amy Syd, Jenee Halstead, Elena J, Rachel Katz, Zola, Jon Gilbert Leavitt and Wayne Fritsche. Yes, I’m in there too with a few songs. With none of these recordings released, and with that much pent-up talent, I released them as a promotional vehicle to get that music out to the public. However, music sharing and downloading had just become a thing, and independent CD stores didn’t know how to categorize and sell a CD with varied genre and songwriters.
Titles: A Dancer’s Grace, A Friendly Love, All I Can Think of Is You, An Armful of Flowers, Before I Go, Believe, Don’t Need To Be Right, Learning to Let Go, Lost, More Than There Are Stars, My Prayer, Not Too Much To Ask, Pinwheel of Time, Run, Sober, Social Lubrication, The Way Things Never Were, Too Beautiful, Tough Love, We Were OK, Yellow Balloon, Yours 1/1/08

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (A New Musical Soundtrack)
https://album.link/DW6w7nXJ26JWw
1/1/06 Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
Shakespeare: I was approached by a director needing original contemporary music using Shakespeare’s words and lyrics for an outdoor musical production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, sort of like a “Shakespeare in the park” kind of thing, except it was set around a gazebo in Boston Metro-west. For their fifth anniversary show, the Gazebo Players of Medfield were putting on a little summertime Shakespeare in the park. This album contains all of the tracks used in the performances, including both sung (by me), instrumentals, and interludes. The songbook sheet music for piano and voice is available in my store on this website.
Titles: But Winter and Rough Weather, This Life Is Most Jolly, Sing Him Home, Wedding Is Great Juno’s Crown, Sweet Lovers Love the Spring 1/1/06

Patterns
https://album.link/T9WVnSf6pdqd9
1/1/05 Words & Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: 80’s Pop
Patterns: This is my first album released to the general public. Released in 2002, it contains my original music and recorded performances spanning 1980-2000, and includes some of my first songs ever written. The lyrics contain themes of love, loss, commitment, betrayal, and forgiveness.
Titles: All My Life, Haven’t Got a Clue, In Your Eyes, Simon Says, Tell Me When, Cathedrals, Fantasy, Somewhere In This World, Isn’t Enough 1/1/05


SINGLES / EPs
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Christmas Was Here (3 tracks) EP
Holiday/Christmas/Pop/Adult Contemporary. “Won’t it be the merriest of times when there’s peace in our hearts and carols that rhyme?”. Original pop contemporary Christmas holiday song accompanied by a full orchestra. Words: David M. Murray, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 10/17/21

The Only Home I Know (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/7rr93nxbbg5kc
Pop/Adult Contemporary. “Losing the home you have grown up in and then having the once in a lifetime opportunity to buy the house back in later years with your love and starting a new life in that home”. Words: Suzanne Carroll, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 10/9/21

Fourth and Vine (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/9n0tf8kptgpsm
Pop/Cabaret/Adult Contemporary. “A tear ran down my face, I was frozen in my tracks, seeing you on the corner like that, without the guts to act”. Words: David M. Murray, music and performance: Zane Kuchera 10/8/21

In Love’s Power To Hold (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/w3j3bnppj2pj8
Pop/R&B. “Gripped to entwine, moments defined in loves power to hold, captured in chains, never disdained in loves power to hold”. Words by Ron Paul, music and performance by Zane Kuchera 10/4/21

Inner True (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/dsrs4hpgnpbxt
Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary. “Finding the meaning in one’s own life despite the buzz of the outside world”. Words: Katie Sage, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 8/18/21

Holding’ On (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/z6nkfd6z0rxjg
Pop/R&B. “The crossroads where newfound independence meets reality”. Words: Keith Gilman, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 8/9/21

Lavender Fields (A Skeptic’s Love Song) (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/w4nrvbvwksfbm
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Words: Tate-Madison Bell, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 8/3/21

Letters In A Book (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/trcx7v3qzx8xx
Pop/Adult Contemporary. “We are collectively greater than the sum of our parts”. Words: Bogi Taylor, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 7/18/21

Let In The Breezy (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/tjnz5hswng8p4
Pop/Adult Contemporary. “Your life begins when you step out of your comfort zone”. Words: Bogi Taylor, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 5/14/21
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Somewhere (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/0GZRbXTjrwPQK
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Filled with good feelings and a jazzy rhythm, and lyrics like “Before me are the reasons, a window to my future, forever in my heart”. Words: John Longmuir, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 4/2/21
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/1560284830
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/69pZV1i4jFiP26HGM6VAo1

Chasing Tomorrow (3 tracks) EP
https://album.link/gSZ4qfm8pHZMf
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Is everyday the same or are we looking for that unique moment where we can reflect upon it as being special? Will tomorrow be that day? Words: Ron Paul, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 4/2/21
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/1560066703
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4SfJgcmYOxAuMFnKVBNoID

Tearing Apart
https://song.link/NVQQkD9nCgfJ0
Tearing Apart (Instrumental)
https://song.link/kdb5dTWJf5wHn
Pop/Folk/Country/Cabaret. With lyrics like “Don’t Play Me The Way That You Do”… dynamic songwriting team from the US and UK perform a story about lovers tearing apart with the hopes of new starts. Gentle piano and strings accompaniment. Words: Ron Paul, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 2/19/21

Someday
https://song.link/gbmqGV6sN56Jh
Someday (Instrumental)
https://song.link/SVw532JcpKmS6
Pop/R&B. A lover who has a Jekyll/Hyde personality… but it’s complicated. Words: Keith Gilman, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 2/12/21

Where Do You Go?
https://song.link/9qDQrQ5qQXTwk
Where Do You Go? (Instrumental)
https://song.link/bR4mMcrGH9h9T
Uptempo Pop/R&B. Has she been cheating on me behind my back? Distance is not always a matter of feet and inches. Words: Keith Gilman, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 1/22/21

Breaking News
https://song.link/zfvmbgsmfxb36
Breaking News (Instrumental)
https://song.link/kb2xPGhtrwsth
Breaking News (Acoustic)
https://song.link/wtvxfnwhsq9hg
Pop/Folk/Country/Cabaret. A husband just learned, after a drunken stupor, that he’s becoming a father. Gentle guitar/string section. Words: Ron Paul, music & performance : Zane Kuchera 1/15/21

Tiny Stars
https://song.link/nRqKk2cPQdpzS
Tiny Stars (Instrumental)
https://song.link/FcDkVtrVpqb3R
Pop. A Disney-like song about reaching for the stars, your miracles and fantasies. Words by a young woman from Hungary; Bogi Taylor, music & performance by a Berklee College of Music graduate; Zane Kuchera 1/1/21

Talking In The Rain
https://song.link/V5dPtGbKXQCdt
Talking In The Rain (Instrumental)
https://song.link/mvjpT7R9tqjQM
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Lovers public quarrel but still a safe space. Words: Keith Gilman, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 12/25/20

Lines By Default
https://song.link/RFqZwDGjK4dPR
Lines By Default (Instrumental)
https://song.link/Xbv98vnF0fb5W
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Words inspired by Banksy painting the girl with the balloons that was shredded at an auction. The beauty and greed of art. Words: Ron Paul, music & performance: Zane Kuchera 12/18/20

Don’t Need To Be Right (Instrumental)
https://song.link/RMCWVdPHF4rrx 12/4/20

Hold Christmas In Your Heart (Instrumental)
https://song.link/pnRBjSxmKpbKh
Pop/Adult Contemporary. Having the courage to leave an emotionally abusive relationship. Words and music: Elena Joyner & Zane Kuchera 12/2/20

Dream Ago
https://song.link/dnpphd9npbcsj
Dream Ago (Instrumental)
https://song.link/69wpgc40s5q9c
Music: Zane Kuchera, words: Katie Sage (CA)
Genre: Pop 11/7/20

Everything We Are
https://song.link/shwwncrmnmcqr
Everything We Are (Instrumental)
https://song.link/zrxjbzfvcwwmr
Music: Zane Kuchera, words: Katie Sage (CA)
Genre: Pop 11/7/20

There’s A Way
https://song.link/wktfvvqzwgdbw
There’s A Way (Instrumental)
https://song.link/jvzxvxkmjstc5
Music: Zane Kuchera, words: Katie Sage (CA)
Genre: Pop 11/7/20

Tradewinds
https://album.link/qb93sn4p3vmvk
Tradewinds (Instrumental)
https://song.link/gzf7qfMpC4ndF
Music: Zane Kuchera, words: Katie Sage (CA)
Genre: Pop 11/7/20

I Did It Again (feat. Elena J)
https://song.link/mbzpv8ksjf5rf
10/30/20 Words & music: Zane Kuchera & Elena Joyner
Genre: Pop/R&B 10/30/20

Scary Night Train
https://song.link/JNft8XsrVPxFC
Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Classical: Film Music
Scary Night Train: This instrumental single would have been used in the opening scene for a musical, setting the stage for a train slowly entering a small town on a dark and stormy night, giving foreshadowing to the drama that awaits. Scary. 10/29/10

Horror House
https://song.link/7qPqPkkjJ6k6s
Music: Zane Kuchera
Genre: Classical: Film Music
Horror House: Perfect for Halloween, I wrote this instrumental song as an assignment in my MIDI class at Berklee College of Music in 2004, and it contains creaking doors, footsteps in the dark, gun shots, werewolves, orchestra hits and organ stabs. Fun. 10/29/10