Strangely Alright are sonic time-travelers. They paint paisley patterned pictures that shimmer with the 60’s mercurial blend of darkness and innocence, they mesh psychedelia and pop melodies together, they run rock muscle through the most danceable of tunes and they are the perfect blend of past and present. Their reference points, early Floyd’s whimsy, later Beatles experimentalism, Bolan-esque strut, as well as later retro-revivalists such as Redd Kross and Jellyfish, might suggest that they spend their time glancing back to past glories. But they are here NOW. A band making music for today. In Recovery and Not Dead Yet. And while still here they trying to be part of the solution, not the problem. So they ask us to consider: Be Kind. It Matters. And to remember: Love Always Wins, So Don't Be A Dick.
SA is: Regan Lane: vocals, keys, and ringmaster-Sean Van Dommelen: guitar and vocals- Ken Schaff: Bass- Raymond Hayden: Keys and vocals- Jason Bair on drums.
And time can have a tricky way of beating people down and telling them to forget who they wanted to be and who they are. The fact that some members of the strange clan are in recovery brings to mind the reality that people can find what was once lost.
The boys have been added to Sub Pop's Best of The Northwest playlist on Spotify and rollicking visit with StarDog and T2 on KGRG 89.9 FM's Puget Sound showcasing new tunes from Stuff and playing some acoustic numbers live in the studio! They were also invited in to perform new tunes on The Spud Goodman Show! The band's output of new material has many highlights, including the epic Alien Lover and their newest single Life In 3.
Other highlights include Come On being given the honor of being the lead track on the London Bridge recorded One Take Pacific Northwest Volume 1, and recently Regan and Sean wrote the theme song for the syndicated radio show True Fidelity and SA's music was also included on the (now defunct) hit Seattle sketch comedy show The 206.. Live shows include opening for Styx at the D&R Theater, appearances at the prestigious Art On The Ave,The Western Washington State Fair , Click 98.9 FM's HOMEGROWN and of course The Spud Goodman Show!
SA Singer Songwriter Regan Lane has had placement and airplay of his heartfelt pop and rock songs on numerous TV shows throughout the US, including A&E's Biography,NBC Sports,VH1's Top Twenty Countdown and Best Week Ever, Anthony Bourdains' No Reservations and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew along with many other cable and network shows. His jubilant pop song U Won't Believe was heard on NBC's Race Across America and was also the theme song for Puget Sounds TV, a Northwest TV show featuring local and national indie artists. The Ocean Makes Her Cry was played on The Discovery Channels' Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew: Am I Normal? and his pop gem'Junkie was heard on a recent Johnny Knoxville's MTV special.
SA make great recordings, but they really excel in a live setting. Each member brings a unique aspect to the SA sound. Frontman/Ringmaster Regan Lane's theatrical performance art, bassist Ken Schaff''s driving hard rock influences, Jason Bair's rocking military precision on drums, Ray Hayden's keyboard crush on all things prog rock and Sean Van Dommelen's crunchy white boy blues all collide together creating a sound that is familiar yet uniquely their own.. Lane’s charismatic presence and ability to get asses out of their seats and the obvious joy the band has playing live make for a kick-ass show!