ZANE KUCHERA – ARTIST


SINGLES


Somewhere Album (3 tracks) 4/2/21
Pop. 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
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/1560284830
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/69pZV1i4jFiP26HGM6VAo1

Chasing Tomorrow Album (3 tracks) 4/2/21
Pop. 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
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/1560066703
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4SfJgcmYOxAuMFnKVBNoID

Tearing Apart 2/19/21
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 by Ron Paul, music & performance by Zane Kuchera

Tearing Apart (Instrumental) 2/19/21

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

Someday (Instrumental) 2/12/21

Where Do You Go? 1/22/21
Uptempo Pop/R&B/Soul. 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

Where Do You Go? (Instrumental) 1/22/21 

Breaking News 1/15/21
Pop/Folk/Country/Cabaret. A husband just learned, after a drunken stupor, that he’s becoming a father. Gentle guitar/string section. Words by Ron Paul, music & performance by Zane Kuchera 

Breaking News (Instrumental) 1/15/21 

Breaking News (Acoustic) 1/15/21 

Tiny Stars 1/1/21
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

Tiny Stars (Instrumental) 1/1/21

Talking In The Rain 12/25/20
Pop. Lovers public quarrel but still a safe space. Words: Keith Gilman, music & performance: Zane Kuchera

Talking In The Rain (Instrumental) 12/25/20 

Lines By Default 12/18/20
Pop. 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

Lines By Default (Instrumental) 12/18/20

Don’t Need To Be Right (Instrumental) 12/4/20
Pop/Soul. Having the courage to leave an emotionally abusive relationship. Words and music: Elena Joyner & Zane Kuchera.

Hold Christmas In Your Heart (Instrumental) 12/2/20 

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

Dream Ago (Instrumental) 11/7/20 

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

Everything We Are (Instrumental) 11/7/20 

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

There’s A Way (Instrumental) 11/7/20 

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

Tradewinds (Instrumental) 11/7/20

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

Scary Night Train 
https://song.link/JNft8XsrVPxFC
10/29/10 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.

Horror House 
https://song.link/7qPqPkkjJ6k6s
10/29/10 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.


ALBUMS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.