La Bouche’s Lane McCray Debut Solo Album Coming in 2004: Background & Biography

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Christopher Wiggins Washington, DC *This Document is a Biography - Background for an upcoming Media Release* Lane McCray is currently hard at work, completing years of reflection, inspiration and devotion, culminating with the 2004 release of his highly anticipated debut solo album, Â?Aspects of Love.Â?

The language of music transcends political, religious and cultural boundaries. It is with this spirit that Lane McCray burst onto the international music scene in the mid and late 1990s with the late diva Melanie Thornton. Having met in Frankfurt, Germany by a chance encounter, this powerhouse duo became known as La Bouche (French for “the mouth”) and conquered the dance music scene with landmark success, producing chart toping singles, peaking at number one in seven countries.

Lane’s extraordinary, silky-smooth tenor voice, unique song writing talent and years of experience as a dancer, choreographer and rapper, coupled with Melanie’s legendary vocal presence, made La Bouche the successful dynamic duo that conquered the charts of the 1990s. With more than 10-million records sold under BMG and the meticulously watchful eye of legendary music mogul Frank Farian, La Bouche earned numerous awards, including the German Grammy, the Echo, for Dance Song of the Year in 1995.

That year, Lane and Melanie received their second award, the Golden Europa, for Best Duo or Group, thus truly establishing these talented artists as a mainstay in the music industry. La Bouche was nominated for “Best Dance Video” at the second annual MTV-Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for three awards at the MTV VMAs in 1996.

After taking Europe by storm, La Bouche took the lead with their undeniably powerful sound in the United States. With their hip and trendy style, La Bouche became a permanent fixture in modern music and entertainment. A household name by the late ‘90s, whether driving in your car, watching a movie or television, or attending a major sporting event, if you have been on planet Earth, you have heard La Bouche’s infections melodies. Their success garnered La Bouche motion picture and soundtrack credits in productions including “Night at the Roxbury”, “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion”, and MTV’s “Joe’s Apartment”.

La Bouche was sited as one of the driving forces behind the decision for now recognizing dance artists—the Grammy Academy created two new categories: Best Dance Song and Best Remixer. It is no wonder that Lane was among those recognized with the prestigious ASCAP Writers Award” for writing one of the biggest songs of 1996, followed by the Winter Music Conference’s win for best dance recording for the single “Be My Lover.” That same year the duo was nominated along side No Doubt and Tony Rich for Billboard Music Awards’ Best New Artist category.

As a result of his incredible success with La Bouche, Lane has been featured on various national and international television programs. He has had the honor of working with such esteemed entertainers as Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, and Boyz II Men. His charming and characteristic humor and witty personality coupled with his passion for current events and dedication to education and social development make Lane a popular artist for interviews and public appearances. Among other credits, Lane was interviewed by Regis Philbin, performed at MTV’s Spring Break “The Grind”, and has headlined for Germany’s leading television music event, The Dome.

A proud veteran of the United States Air Force, Lane returns yearly to the Air Force’s prestigious entertainment showcase “Tops in Blue” and has created cutting edge choreographies, developing raw talent into world class performers. His support of the troops has topped Lane’s agenda—he has participated in the USO Circuit and feels these morale-boosting performances are among the most important achievements in his career as an entertainer.

Lane’s unselfish efforts were rewarded when he received the Golden Roger, a lifetime achievement award from the US Air Force.

In addition to his strong musical endeavors, Lane has been actively involved with local, national and international AIDS foundations by sitting with and talking to those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Passionate about this cause, his goal is to help educated young people on the pervasive issues and developments in AIDS research.

Lane is currently hard at work, completing years of reflection, inspiration and devotion, culminating with the 2004 release of his highly anticipated debut solo album, “Aspects of Love,” a labor of love that will present listeners with the opportunity to glean intimate perspectives from the star’s private life. “Aspects of Love “ is an elegant and classy collection of songs echoing his dance roots, his urban tinged beats of rhythm and blues, and his heart pounding ballads.

Prepare to go on the journey into the inspiring and provocative … Lane McCray.

To contact Lane McCray or for more information, contact his publicist, Christopher Wiggins at cwiggins@sirlanemccray.com or (202) 271- 2775. Media inquiries and talent booking requests welcome.

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