Zane Carney is a world-class guitarist, singer, and songwriter, most known for his work with John Mayer, CARNEY, and Broadway's "Spider Man -Turn Off The Dark." Zane's astonishing talents have made him one of the foremost young guitar players in the world with credits that include performing alongside Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, and Roy Hargrove, appearing on Oprah, Ellen, and David Letterman, opening for U2, Fergie, and The Black Crowes, and working with esteemed artists such as Bono & The Edge, David Foster, and Don Was.
Zane began honing his chops in LA's vibrant music circuit on his 12th birthday and later refined his style at USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music, becoming one of the most in-demand guitarists on both coasts in the process. Possessing an exciting and extremely rare combination of creativity and virtuosity, along with an audiophile's ear for guitar tone and an extraordinary ability to sightread, Zane has been referred to as "The best guitarist in NY and LA" by Bono of U2. More recently, John Mayer handpicked Zane to play guitar on his current world tour and latest album, sans audition, after Mayer discovered Zane's fiery performances online.
But with his newfound passion for writing and singing his own material, Zane is quickly gaining significant attention as a lead vocalist, songwriter, and lyricist. While Zane's guitar playing has been described as daring, passionate, soulful, and jaw-dropping - tremendous labels for a young man many are proclaiming to be the next great guitar hero - Zane is now rapidly accumulating equally praiseworthy descriptions about his compositions and vocal abilities. As people witness Zane's evolution from gunslinging guitarist to full-fledged frontman, comparisons to the early days surrounding the release of John Mayer's debut EP "Inside Wants Out" have even been serendipitously drawn.
Bob Lefsetz has raved about CARNEY - where Zane began his meteoric rise as a lead guitarist - likening the band's sound to "a mysterious trip into the heart of darkness." But, Zane's original songs lean slightly away from the raw and brooding Rock and Roll that defined CARNEY as they gravitate towards his roots in Jazz, Blues and Pop. His songwriting style is grounded in visual storytelling, honesty, surrender and hope and his melodies, while imaginative and adventurous, are irresistibly catchy and instantly familiar. Zane's lyrics have been likened to those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Ray LaMontagne, and his voice has been compared to singing icons Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice, and Jimmy Gnecco. This unique combination of masterful guitars, unforgettable hooks, and emotively provoking lyrics - all expressed with his profoundly moving and honest voice - is what makes Zane such a one-of-a-kind talent; one that seems poised to join not only the greats of his generation, but those who've come before him.
Live performance is where Zane's most inherent gift shines; his undeniably infectious charisma - one that captivates the audience the instant he takes the stage. Head to zanecarney.com to discover more about Zane, and follow him on Twitter (@zanecarney) to get wind of secret shows, live streaming broadcasts and gig updates. You can also go to johnmayer.com to see when Zane will be performing with John Mayer in a town near you on the Born and Raised/Paradise Valley tour.
Zane's Debut EP "Confluence" and full length instrumental LP "Amalgam" are available on iTunes now.
Best Replacement Frontman- Rolling Stones Magazine, Feb 5, 2009
“Best singer I've heard since Robert Plant.” - Steve Lillywhite, Producer
“Great Singer”- Chester Bennington, Linkin Park, MusiCares May 9, 2008
“He sings in an upper register that fits well with the group's jammy country-rock sound, and occasionally sounds eerily like Hoon. —Troy Carpenter, Billboard Magazine, April 26, 2008
Travis T. Warren has been referenced to vocally as, Robert Plant to Perry Farell, and is a musician who doesn't stop at just being a seasoned vocalist. Travis includes a ready catalog of original songs, that not only shows his unique lyricist styling but also displays his talent as a seasoned guitarist. Travis is currently in the process of releasing his solo project "Beneath These Borrowed Skies" in which the statement, he wears his heart on his sleeve, can only correctly label the emotion he brought forward in this upcoming release. The rawness of his emotion and experiences takes you on a musical excursion that keeps you holding on tooth and nail from the beginning note has you holding your breath not wanting such an epic musical journey to ever end. An array of talent also joined Travis as musical guest that added another over the top attribute to the album. Travis can also be currently heard combining the raw sound and deep tone of the baritone guitar and drums with the talent of Sarah Scarlata, in his current project The LookOut Kids. Bringing together epic textures from, Elliot Smith to Slayer, and by blending the moods of his past bands, Rain Fur Rent and 00-Metro, Travis has created a sound completely unique and truly original. Travis has formed a duo with the depth of a full band, including dynamic harmonies. Travis also currently performs with Rockers Collective, combining talent from Iconic bands to bring you a super group performance while Blind Melon also remains as a constant.
Travis Warren has been able to gain experience, notoriety and a solid fan-base, through having the opportunity to sing with Blind Melon, with whom Travis released the album, For My Friends, in April of 2008, (from which his song, Wishing Well, has been on rotation, throughout the US.) Travis has now added The Lookout Kids to his tour schedule, Along with Rockers Collective.
Travis has been recognized by, Rolling Stones Magazine, as the Rolling Stones readers poll top three best replacement frontman, with William Duvall, and Arnel Pineda, in their February 2009 edition. Touring extensively through the US Travis has delivered over 100 shows, to well known venues and festivals including Summer Camp 2008 with the Flamming Lips andThe Roots, the Jubillee Jam, with Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, and ZZ Top, and the Harley Davidsons 105th Anniversary in Sturgis. Travis also toured successfully through Canada and Europe, where every venue met maximum capacity from Winnepeg to Vancouver. Travis has also displayed his vocal talent to sold out audiences in Italy, London, and in Spain, performing for over 50,0000 at the Azkena Rock Festival with the Sex Pistols in Vitoria.
Highlights of Travis' 2008 tour included performances for ABC's, America United , where he shared the stage with Janet Jackson, Jessica Simpson, Snoop Dogg, Toby Keith, ZZ Top, and Clint Black, with over 60,000 in attendance. Travis also united with musicians, Slash, Steve Tyler, Alice Cooper, and Chester Bennington, to perform for the MusiCares, 2008 MapFund benefit.
Travis has been fortunate to gain placement in Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin, Classic Rock Magazine, FOXnews.com YouTube, jambase.com, spinner.com, examiner.com,hiponline.com, nashvillescene.com,along with many other varieties of press including in-stores, and radio broadcasts across the US, Canada, and Europe, including multiples of live interviews with stations such as FOX. News and theMancow Show.
Travis Warren is a musician who will keep pushing to give you a powerful performance every single show and with every one deliver you his heart.