Ger Lane is a singer, songwriter and performer from Limerick, Ireland now based in London, UK.
His music stems from the "rock" tradition.
Personal music delights include Talk Talk, Kate Bush, Talking Heads and Arvo Part. Lately, the colours of Sufjan Stevens and the minimal William Basinki. Wider reading references would be Walt Whitman, Milan Kundera and Charles Eisenstein.
Ger formed the band Veneer with fellow University of Limerick friends in the nineties. Despite various line up changes, their EPs and singles gained national airplay from the well known Dave Fanning and John Kelly and they did a few 2FM radio sessions. They were one of the winners of the inaugural Green Energy Festival in Dublin, headlined Whelan's and the Sugar Club there, Dolan's in Limerick and supported Whipping Boy, Nina Nastasia and also the Cranberries.
"They contain elements of Red House painters, American Music Club and Joy Division. Great keyboards, use of sparse atmospherics and wide open spaces" - Debbie Schow, Hot Press.
Moving to London Ger sought to develop a solo show that harnessed an orchestral guitar style with songs not requiring additional instrumentation and released the 7" single "Straightforward Love Song" (Starcounter Records) in 2012. With support from Andy Lowe, promoter at the now sadly gone 12 Bar Club, and joined on occasion by violinist Barbara Bartz, Ger has supported Mark Eitzel, John Grant and the Czars and Anais Mitchell amongst many others there.
In November 2018, the single "A Much Deeper Sigh" has been given a digital release on all platforms. Minimalist in style, the song is the start of a run of releases due in 2019 on the back of many long awaited album recording sessions made in recent years.