“Not since hearing the likes of Purdie, Porcaro and Gadd have I been this impressed with a groove orientated drummer. His pocket is deep, his time feel impeccable, and his taste factor through the roof."
GREG RULE Grammy Award Nominee
With a deeper than deep groove, a great sense of musicality, and an incredible energy and enthusiasm for all things music and drumming, Wayne displays the kind of commitment in his playing that shows its all about making the music feel and sound as good as possible. Playing for the song is the name of the game.
Wayne’s diverse and flexible style combined with his wonderfully characterful groove has led to countless opportunities to work with a huge range of artists and legendary producers, applying a chameleon-like ability to adapt to any situation and always play the appropriate thing. Always exhibiting the perfect combination of band member swagger and studio-drummer finesse. Life on the road has taken him to the likes of the Montreal and Montreux Jazz Festivals, Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling, International television, radio appearances and every gig in between.
In addition to his touring and session schedule, Wayne is also an increasingly in demand Mix Engineer and Producer. Recently applying his mixing skills to the British Blues legends Nine Below Zero's critically acclaimed album “Avalanche”. As well as the award-winning Irish singer Kaz Hawkins upcoming album 'Memories Of' and the debut album from the phenomenal songwriting talent of Lynne Jackaman 'One Shot'. Other recent albums from Waynes 'House of Tone' mixing studio include Chantelle McGregors "Bury'd Alive", Ben Poole's latest studio album “Anytime You Need Me” and Live album "Trio Live 19".
Wayne has also recorded a highly acclaimed drum loop CD called King Tone Grooves, which was released worldwide through AMG. Keyboard ‘Key Buy Award’ wrote “Who Is This Drummer? was my first question as I listened, mouth wide open. Talk about five-star stellar drumming.”
Artists worked with
A.A. Williams, Oli Brown, 22-20's, Ben Poole, Aynsley Lister, Lynne Jackaman, Ryan Mcgarvey, Sari Schorr, Adam Norsworthy, John Hackett, The Nimmo Brothers, Ash Wilson, Jon Amor, Ian Parker, Zoe Schwarz and Blues Communion, King King, Ron Sayer JnR, Scott Mckeon, Nine Below Zero, The Boom Band, The Della Grants, JoanOvArc, Sherman Robertson, Wilson T King, Michael Malarkey, Alex Hepburn, The Mustangs, Stef Paglia, The Davey Brothers, Lora Jayne, Mark Butcher, John O’Leary’s Sugarkane, Fin, Connie Lush, Steve Wright, Till Bennewitz, Paul Riley, Sefton, Sean Webster, Tom Wardle, Craig Johnston, George Montague, Brothers Groove, Sam Wilkinson.
Kaz Hawkins, Oli Brown, 22-20's, Lynne Jackaman, Ben Poole, Chantel McGregor, Nine Below Zero, Stevie Nimmo, The Della Grants, Stef Paglia, Sari Schorr, Carrie Martin, JoanOvArc, Michael Malarkey, Blind Lemon Gators, Adam Norsworthy, Ash Wilson, Red Butler, Aynsley Lister, King King, Ian Parker, Devlin Blue, The Mentulls, Paul Riley, Sefton, Brothers Groove, Sean Webster, The Mustangs, Tom Wardle, Djune, Sam Wilkinson, Tantrum, Craig Johnston, The Milk Men, Ron Sayer JnR
Wayne is an official endorser of Craviotto Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Hardcase Cases and Big Fat Snare Drum.
Wayne has also recently been inducted into the Roll of Honour at his former drum school Drumtech.
Wayne was also awarded British Blues Drummer Of The Year 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Blues Matters Drummer Of The Year 2012, 2013 and 2015.