Formed in 2008, THE WAYNE is an All-American band from the Western US, with featured live performances at the Sundance Film Festival, including a show at the House of Blues Park City, the Acoustic All-Stars Festival, winners of 101.5 The Eagle's Eagle Fest, featured artist at the Utah State Fair, Days of 47 Rodeo and performances with many artists including:
Three Dog Night (Los Angeles)
Joe Nichols (Nashville)
Brett Eldredge (Nashville)
Randy Houser (Nashville)
Jerrod Nieman (Nashville)
Craig Campbell (Nashville)
Frankie Ballard (Nashville)
Maggie Rose (Nashville)
Lindsay Ell (Nashville)
Safetysuit (Tulsa, OK) VH1 #1 band
Ingram Hill (Memphis, TN)
Green River Ordinance (Fort Worth, TX)
Charlie Worsham (Nashville)
"The Wayne Hoskins Band was…AMAZING! I really enjoyed their music!"
(-- Fan from SafetySuit show)
With music described as “edgy, driving and elegant,” The Wayne is made up of five talented musicians, each bringing different elements of creativity to the band. The band has been writing and recording new songs over the past year, in addition to keeping up with a rigorous schedule of local and regional gigs.
“It is rare that one band can have such obvious strengths in every aspect of their art, but The Wayne Hoskins Band does…there is nothing missing…in any aspect of musical creativity or production.”
(-- Album Review by music critic, R. Readence)
Down to earth yet powerful, frontman Dustin Wayne explains, “These are not your typical songs; these (songs) are from our lives and experiences. They are real words and real emotions....” One music critic writes, the songs of The Wayne are “brilliant and will find a home in the hearts of listeners from every walk of life.”
“The (Wayne’s) sound has that mix of early 90’s anthem and newer ballad driven work, perfect for large crowds and the ever persistent bic-lighter-held-high moments.”
(--Salt Lake CITY WEEKLY, Nov 2010)
The Wayne’s live show is full of energy and passion, always leaving fans wanting more. “It’s a whole different experience to see us live.” The band has already established a devoted following of music lovers and rock enthusiasts.
“Just listened to this album from top to back per a friends recommendation and was truly blown away…I can't wait to see these guys in concert!”
(-- iTunes Review)
With influences ranging from The Frames to Johnny Cash, The Wayne falls into a cross-genre; compared to Daughtry, The Fray, Lifehouse and Kings of Leon…
Their debut EP "Breaking Here" was released in November 2010 during a SOLD OUT live performance. Tracks from “Breaking Here” have been featured on Utah radio 95.9 KLZX, classic rock station out of Logan.
Winners of the 2009 Posty for “Best Utah Rock Band”
(– Postfontaine.com) [+]