Lance "Romance" Bakemeyer
Lance "Romance" Bakemeyer features the music and songs of Lance Romance of the Hillbilly Hellcats, the Calf Branders, Mustang Lightning, the Railbenders, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, and many more bands and artists. All songs are 100% written by Lance Bakemeyer. Lance has over 350 songs and "Cues" Registered with BMI. Almost every song registered has been used in TV and several movies. Lance has songs mainly used as background music on MTV, Vh1, the Discovery Channel, ABC, HGTV, the History Channel, and many more. As of 2022, the Hillbilly Hellcats and Lance Romance Bakemeyer had:
- Over 300 Youtube videos and a song placement in the FAR CRY 5 video game which has sold 100 million copies.
- Been elected by Denver's Westword Magazine Readers, as best Roots Rock or Rockabilly band each year between 1995 to 2000.
- Over 2.6 million Spotify streams. (This follows thousands of recordings sold on iTunes and Amazon in pre-streaming days).
- Over 5000 TV and Film placements since 2011.
- Toured to 16 Countries and 40 U.S. States.
Featured guitarists that have played and recorded with Lance Romance include - Danny B Harvey, Jinx Jones, Chuck Hughes, Jim Dalton, Tony Asnicar, Jonny Barber, Eric Boa, Paul Shellooe and many more.
Lance is occasionally playing live with the Hillbilly Hellcats - www.hillbillyhellcats.com. Lance also occasionally performs live on a "Fly-In" basis with several artists including Danny B Harvey and Jinx Jones. With all bands, Lance now mainly concentrates on recording, producing and writing songs for Lance Romance Bakemeyer and Last Call Romance.
Lance released a 2 disc CD Titled "30 Years of Rockabilly" in 2014. It features many of the guitarists mentioned above and has 30 original songs. Most, if not all of the songs have been used in TV and Movies. Dead Man's Party, a song from the 1995 Hillbilly Hellcats release- "Rev it up with Taz" has been used in 2 movies and has had over 1,000,000 downloads since 1996.
All of Lance's music with all his bands can be found on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Spotify. This includes:
- Texas Voodoo Surf - 1990 - Mustang Lightning. (Re-released 2022)
- Guitaro Loco - 1991 - Mustang Lightning. (Re-released 2022)
- Rev it up with Taz - 1996 - Hillbilly Hellcats.
- Our Brand - 1998 - Hillbilly Hellcats.
- Good Enuff!? - 2005 - The Calf Branders.
- It's Time to Party - 2009 - The Calf Branders.
- Texas Radio - 2010 - Mustang Lightning.
- 30 Years of Rockabilly - 2014 - Lance "Romance" Bakemeyer.
- Let's Do This Thing - 2015 - Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene.
- It's a Crime Scene Christmas - 2015 - Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene.
- Jinx Jones - 2015 - Twang - Tastic!
- Casey Miller and the Barnyard Stompers - 2015 - Self Titled
- Bad Magic Baby - Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene - 2017
- Lance Romance Bakemeyer Single releases. (2015-2020) - See iTunes and Spotify.
- Calf Brander Single releases. (2018-2020) - See iTunes and Spotify.
- Last Call Romance - 2019 Double Funeral.
All of these CD's and Singles can be purchased direct from lance at - firstname.lastname@example.org, through CD Baby, or found on Spotify.
Lance "Romance" Bakemeyer has been performing ORIGINAL music live since 1980. Starting as a several State Banjo Champion, Lance has played Bluegrass, Country, Roots Rock, Rockabilly, Americana, Outlaw Country, Big Band Swing, and Jazz. But most of all he has been performing good old ROCK and ROLL!