Original MUSIC BY MAuREEN KAISer
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
In 2010, Maureen founded Mayhem Lane Lyrics to begin her songwriting journey. She is a self published singer and songwriter. As of today, she has released 5 albums and 6 singles. Her songs and demos are performed by musicians in Nashville, Detroit and Phoenix. Maureen describes herself as a weaver of stories, maker of music and creator of tales. Her love of writing has worked its way into a wide-range of country to rock, ballads to Americana folk, and a twist of rap to pop genres. Her 2022 vision is to get her songs recorded by a mainstream artist. “Music has always played an important role in my personal rhythm; a kaleidoscope of styles, beats and melodies. Being creative has been the most rewarding part of my journey.”
Meet the band
Mayhem Lane is Maureen’s current band she performs with, playing her original songs along with some of her favorite covers.
All original music rights are owned by Mayhem Lane Lyrics, LLC. Copyrights are filed in Washington DC through the US copyright office.
At only 23 years old, Jacob Morris has proven himself as one of country music’s fastest rising stars. With over 250 performances in 2019, his on-stage presence reveals him as a natural entertainer. Performing all over the state of Arizona, throughout the southwest and in Nashville, people are starting to notice the excitement built around his name. He has performed at festivals and showcases nationally and has opened for artists such as Scotty McCreery, Billy Currington, Chris Janson, Thompson Square and more. His first single, “Storm” was an anthem for suicide awareness and was a partnership with the Arizona non-profit, The Commit Campaign. The song was released independently and has been viewed over 50,000 times on Facebook. His latest single “Get Up” was recorded with Kenny Chesney’s band in Nashville and was released in May of 2017.
Mark DeCozio, pianist, composer, teacher, producer and recording engineer, hails from the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in a musical family, his mother was a classical pianist and his father an operatic singer. Mark studied music at the prestigious Hartt school of music in Hartford Connecticut, the same school where his parents met several decades earlier. There he studied with the legendary pianist Jaki Byard and saxophonist Jackie McLean. As jazz pianist, he was part of legendary guitarist Pat Martino’s band in the mid 80’s. He served as composer in residence for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Company for five seasons. Since moving to Arizona in 2000, Mark has been a fixture on the jazz scene in the Phoenix area, performing at jazz venues, restaurants, and resorts all over the valley. He has performed with a many diverse artists, including Ralna English, Joe Piscopo, The Lennon Sisters and many more. Mr DeCozio owns Brick Road Studio, a recording studio and teaching facility in Scottsdale, AZ. As an engineer, Mark has had the wonderful opportunity to record George Benson ( “Humility” with Gorillas; “The Power of the One” with Bootsy Collins; “Live St Ronnie Scotts”) Debby Sledge, The BB King Blues Band ( “Rock Me Baby” featuring Tito Jackson and Michael Lee) ; Jermaine Lockhart “Perfect Timing”; “Emotion Explosion”
Adam Armijo is an American guitarist and in-demand session musician currently residing in the Phoenix area. Growing up in an art and music loving home, Adam took to guitar very early and began playing professionally at the age of 16. Adam is known for his unique approach, musicality and the ability to play many genres authentically. He has recorded and toured with a wide variety of Grammy™ award winners and Billboard™ chart toppers such as Randy Brecker, Jeff Lorber, Israel Houghton, Latin super group Tercer Cielo, Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows, Warren Hill, Jessy J, Arnold McCuller, Tyrone Wells, Brian Chartrand, BJ Putnam and more. Recently, Fender & Gretsch Guitars have featured Adam on dozens of YouTube product demos which have been extremely successful and have racked up over 3 million views.
Dan Tomlinson is a Phoenix-based drummer/teacher who has toured and recorded with many world-renowned musicians, most notably Acoustic Alchemy and Lyle Lovett. Dan has performed on numerous television shows such as The Tonight Show (17 times), David Letterman, The Grammy Awards, Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, and Regis and Kathy Lee. Dan has also played at the White House twice along with all the major venues in the United States and Europe. With Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Dan played with guest artists Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Bela Fleck, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, George Duke, Leo Kottke, Alison Krauss, k.d. lang, Willie Nelson, and many more. Dan teaches at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College. He also wrote a drum book (The World of Flams), voted best drum book of the year by Drum Magazine in 2000.
John G. Willis
Electric and Bass Guiarist
John G. Willis is an electric & upright bassist currently based in Scottsdale, AZ. An in-demand player for both live appearances and recording sessions, John is best known for his deep groove and commitment to playing “for the song”, regardless of style. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, John has been playing music for a living for most of his adult life, the only “interruption” being a decade-long tenure at Fender Musical Instruments where, among other things, he managed the SWR line of bass amplification for five years. Since returning, he has been a member of AZ favorites The Shake, Flying South, The Wazoo Peach Pitters and Limbs Akimbo. Lately, he spends most of his time as part of the Herndon Brothers Band, the house band at the landmark Scottsdale music institution, Handlebar J. He also frequently appears with Nate Nathan & The Mac Daddy-O’s, Alice Tatum, Chuck Hall, The Swingtips, AZ Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Monte Procopio, Dave Ihlenfeld’s First & Goal Jazz and many other local and national acts.
Mike G. Smith
Steel Guitarist, Keyboardist
Mike G. Smith is a 29-year Nashville music industry professional whose career included being a pedal steel guitarist, keyboardist, producer and music publisher. Here are some of Mike’s full-time and one-off gigs; Touring/Live musician with… Charlie Rich, The Judds, Hank Williams, Jr., Jerry Reed, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, The Troubadour Experience (Tribute to the music of George Strait), Neon Circus (Brooks & Dunn Tribute), Garth LIVE! Tribute (Garth Brooks Tribute), Salute to Glen Campbell, House Of Steel. As a recording musician; Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Gatlin Brothers re-recorded hits albums for Capitol Records, “Indian Summer”, Roy Orbison feat. The Bee Gees, The Gatlin Brothers (produced by Barry Gibb), Nils Lofgren (E Street Band), The Dottie West Story (made for television film), “Runaway Train”, Trisha Yearwood label pitch project, and many more.
Kristy Dee has been performing in bands and as a solo musician/performer in Arizona and the Southwest for over 38 years. During this time, she has written and recorded an original Country Album, original Blues Album along with a Cover Album of most requested songs for her fans. She also was in a highly respected variety Band for 14 years which included traveling as far as Hawaii for corporate events. Kristy Dee is well known for her wide range of Country, Blues and Rock and has been inspired from Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, Eric Clapton and Arizona’s own Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings and is also known for her ability to play her Electric Fender Guitar just like one of the boys! From Studio work, Elite dinner parties, Weddings, Backyard get-togethers by herself as a solo artist to a full Kristy Dee Band rockin’ it out, she is one of Arizona’s Premier Performers and is always ready to sing her heart out for her employers, friends and family and looking forward to what the future brings her next!
“It all begins with a song”