STEVE LANE & THE AUTOCRATS introduced themselves with aplomb in 2011 with their debut album “The Romance Of Communication”
First time around, THE AUTOCRATS featured Augie March rhythm section David Williams (Drums) and Edmondo Amendola (Bass) Steve’s great mate and guitarist Pete Slater, legendary Dot’s gunslinger Jimmy Williams on the lead guitar and the much loved Steve Lane (Vocals/guitar).
“The Romance Of Communication” found itself shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Music Prize as well as scoring the coveted album of the week on ABC DIG Music.
STEVE LANE & THE AUTOCRATS also found themselves on the Wiggles tribute album alongside the likes of Sarah Blasko, The Living End, Busby Marou and Clare Bowditch.
Album #2 “Birds Taking Flight” is a much more personal affair with Steve and co-lyricist (and author) John Holton looking inward for inspiration more so than describing what’s around them.
If Matt Bernigner grew up in Bendigo he would be writing songs like STEVE LANE.
“Birds Taking Flight” was recorded and produced by Steve and recorded mostly with the gang from the first album.
The album was mixed by Rangemaster’s under-rated resident genius David Carr (currently receiving deserved accolades for Russell Morris’s latest album ‘Sharkmouth’)’)
The touring party is more of a family affair with brother Tim Lane (Drums), son Kai Lane-U’Ren (Bass) and Jimmy Williams back for the ride with his trusty axe.