Lance Romañce

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Super Bio: Lance Romañce debuts in 1995 with a song titled Tribute To OJ Simpson the day after OJ's acquittal, the crowd boos OJ, but cheers Lance and history is made. Eric Clapton, who hears it later, loved it. In 1999, Lance Romañce buys an 8-track tape recorder, and begins recording immediately. In April, he releases his first album, Sonnets Set to Music. He plays all the instruments, and records it himself in his college dorm. To his surprise, not only do people like it, they call it "Genius." Lance Romañce's drum teacher passes it along to famous drummer Steve Gadd, who passes it along to Eric Clapton, and from him to Phil Collins and Paul McCartney. Clapton particularly likes the OJ tribute. Lance Romañce never stops and continuously writes and records for his next album. He records Titty Titty Yum Yum in his parents' living room. Lance Romañce has been performing sporadically this whole time, but its in 2003 he starts performing regularly between Boston and Providence. Then he hits New York. Lance Romañce fast becomes a prominent figure in New York's Antifolk scene, the same scene that spawned Beck and Jeff Buckley. He wins the acclaim of such notables as The Trachtenberg Family, The Moldy Peaches and The Jeff Lewis Band, who he often shares bills with. Lance Romañce moves to New York in 2004, and plays regularly 3 or 4 times a month in the city, as well as back home and at regional colleges.

Why he's Antifolk: "I wouldn't go so far as to call myself Antifolk, but I'm definitely not for it."

Press Quotes:

"In his past works, lyrical genius can be found in the ironic and comical humor of his satire-imbibed songs. Love songs that revolve around bowling, rap songs with ebonic culinary recipes, and even brooding ballads involving killing small children that could calm the most irate of tortured minds." Javed Memon, Fan

"It's hard to watch Lance perform and not think, 'Gosh. This is total genius.' His two albums, Titty Titty Yum Yum and Sonnets Set to Music are the ultimate lo-fi DIY masterpieces. And he really did do everything himself, from recording the drums, bass, vocals, effects, guitar, mixing and even the artwork." Anti-Up Magazine

"Quirky rock-and-roll; irreverently funny, experimental, oldies-influenced, and jazz-tinged. A stalwart of the New York Antifolk scene but a rocker at heart, he writes clever, experimental pop songs often get the audience singing along, and are sometimes so far out he once was voted most likely to guest-host American Bandstand if it were on Mars. Lance is popular at parties, in rowdy bars, and campfires." Unstrung Magazine.

"Got your CD Lance Romance. Love it. Send more music." Fred Kiko, Demolisten KXLU, Los Angeles

"Lance Romance makes me want to smoke opium and fuck my brains out." Kristin Angelique, Autumshade Fanzine

"[The Bees Song] could be a hit. Seriously, that could be a hit." Scarlet Keys, Nashville songwriter

"I particularly like his tribute to OJ Simpson." Eric Clapton, guitarist