About The Artist: Wayne started playing guitar when he was six on a Gretsch guitar, and as a young teen he worked summers as a camp counselor leading many a sing-along. Throughout high school he played in folk and rock bands. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Wayne began performing with local Boston bands. He joined the group X-Dreams, and reviewer Brett Milano proclaimed their first release “without a doubt the gem of the month.” The band received airplay around the US and in Europe. His song “Dogs in Outer Space” had already won over audiences in the Boston club scene, but it was a surprise hit at a preschool when Wayne visited for an impromptu solo performance. Parents requested recordings of the songs he sang with the children, and his first recording,”The Wayne Tape” was produced. His school programs and concerts for kids started to grow. Wayne began hosting the Midday Show once a month at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in addition to working for the Community Music Center of Boston. It was here that he received the Marilla MacDill Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Service. Wayne was playing over a hundred family shows a year as a solo and with his Music Fun Band. He recorded and released his second album “Music Fun.” At this time he was also playing with the blues/rock band The Hackmasters, and The Winiker Big Band. Wayne’s third album, Yodel For A Fish, was his first to get nationwide airplay on children’s radio shows. Yodel’s big production was followed by the stripped-down Living Room Demos, which included song and story requests from his two sons, teachers, and children from his school programs. Parents’ Choice Award winning “Don’t Forget the Donut” enlisted many fine musicians including jazz man Tad Hitchcock on guitar and vocals, fiddler Amy Basse, and Alizon Lissance on accordion and piano. It received many glowing reviews. The new CD “A Day In The Life” definitely gives a nod to the influence of The Beatles. Just listen to “After My Bath,” “Clean Down” or the McCartney-esque “I’m Going.” This is a mini-opera about the day in the life of a little kid with 24 all-original songs. It was named one of the ten best albums for children of 2010. Wayne currently provides music programs for over a dozen schools and maintains a busy performing schedule. He lives with his wife Sherrill, their two boys Noah and Jordan, Jimmy and Missy the cats, and Blue the dog, in Easton, MA.
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