Lucas Tayne is an American singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. He spent his formative years playing guitar and drums in local indie rock and punk bands The Lighter Side of Epic and The Red Trousers before expanding his influences to bluegrass, americana, and jazz. Tayne has lived and gigged in Portland, OR, and Boston, MA, as well as Shanghai where he played with the hip hop-funk fusion group The Immigrants.
Upon returning home in 2016 Tayne quickly reestablished himself in the Seattle music scene and recorded his debut album, A Point A Round, with producer and pianist Tim Kennedy. Praised by Divide and Conquer Music for its “expressive, thoughtful lyrics, unique arrangements and interesting phrasing” the album showcases Tayne’s instinct as a composer and lyricist. Influenced by classic jazz and rock recordings the album was recorded in less than 5 hours with no over overdubs and captures the intimate feel that the songwriter brings to his live performances.
While playing frequently around the North West Tayne is working on his sophomore album due out in 2020. In addition to his solo project he also collaborates regularly with other artists and teaches guitar and piano.