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The Wayne Hoskins Band

Wayne Haskins at the Star Bar, Park City, Utah, Sundance, Musicians, Singer-Songwriters, IndieWinners of the 2009 Posty for “Best Utah Rock Band”, The Wayne Hoskins Band has spent the last two years focused on writing and recording their music, as well as performing at featured venues around the Western United States.

Formed in 2008, band members Dustin, Dave, Mike, Carl and Eric combine to create music from beautifully powerful rock choruses in songs like “Something Better” to epic ballads like “I’ll Be Right Here”…the band has captured the attention of a large fanbase of passionate music lovers and classic rock enthusiasts. Dustin’s vocals and lyrics give listeners a window into themselves and shed light on music and emotion. Conceptually simple, the greatest element of The Wayne’s efforts is the chemistry of the musicians.

The Wayne’s resume includes live performances at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, two invitations to the exclusive Acoustic All Stars Festival in Park City, Utah, the Promenade Music Festival in Boise, Idaho and the Project Green River Music Festival. The Wayne was also a featured artist at the Utah State Fair.

Most recently, The Wayne Hoskins Band performed with SAFETYSUIT, as seen on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, to a crowd of over 1,000+ excited fans. One fan had this to say about the show: “The Wayne Hoskins Band was AMAZING! I really enjoyed their music!” (–Ashlee from Provo, Utah)

Influenced by The Frames, Justin Currie and Todd Thibaud, The Wayne falls into a cross-genre; compared to Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Lifehouse and Daughtry, the best way to describe The Wayne might simply be – classically good.

The EP “Breaking Here” will be released NOVEMBER 13th under the ROCKFISH RECORD COMPANY label; with a SOLD OUT party to kickoff the music!

Fans are already looking forward to The Wayne’s FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM, set to release in SPRING of 2011.

THE WAYNE HOSKINS BAND – ORIGINAL SOUL, CLASSIC SOUND…

The Wayne Hoskins Band at Sundance 2011

The Wayne Hoskins Band at Sundance Film Festival 2011, Park City, Utah, Acoustic Rock, Rock Music, Ogden, Salt Lake City, UtahJoin The Wayne Hoskins Band at the House of Blues Foundation Room as part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  This Utah Born winner of the 2009 for best Utah Rock Band will be an event you won’t want to miss.

The Wayne’s resume includes live performances at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, two invitations to the exclusive Acoustic All Stars Festival in Park City, Utah, the Promenade Music Festival in Boise, Idaho and the Project Green River Music Festival. The Wayne was also a featured artist at the Utah State Fair.

Most recently, The Wayne Hoskins Band performed with SAFETYSUIT, as seen on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, to a crowd of over 1,000+ excited fans. One fan had this to say about the show: “The Wayne Hoskins Band was AMAZING! I really enjoyed their music!” (–Ashlee from Provo, Utah)

Influenced by The Frames, Justin Currie and Todd Thibaud, The Wayne falls into a cross-genre; compared to Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Lifehouse and Daughtry, the best way to describe The Wayne might simply be – classically good.

LIVE MUSIC – Mike Masse

Mike Masse Singer-Songwriter, Utah, Pie Pizza, Salt Lake City, Utah, Acoustic Music, Musician, Singer-SongwriterMike Massé and Jeff Hall are Utah attorneys familiar with the wheels of justice. They’re also musicians interested in doing justice to songs by Pink Floyd, U2 and Tom Petty.

The two longtime friends represent opposing sides in the criminal justice system — Massé is a Salt Lake County public defender, and Hall is a Salt Lake County deputy district attorney — yet they team up monthly to weave tight harmonies at the The Pie Pizzeria.

Set aside the members’ educational backgrounds, and the duo is much more than just another cover band. Using skills as a recording engineer that he learned in college, Massé has posted nearly 80 videos on YouTube that are brilliantly recorded and superior in sound and video quality.

The videos recently amassed more than 2 million hits, earning the Utah duo national and international fans.

 

Massé is a musical nut who began playing acoustic guitar at The Pie in 1993 as an outlet for creativity. Hall joined him on bass several years later.

They didn’t expect much from the gig, except a chance to relive their days as a cover band. Their only pay is tips and pizza slices.

But Massé, using his skills as a recording engineer, began recording their performances and posting them on YouTube. The videos caught on, attracting dozens of hits, then hundreds, thousands and now millions.

Massé has been encouraged by fans all over the world to finance and produce his first album of original songs.

In the meantime, every first Monday of the month, he and Hall will be strumming their guitars and harmonizing at The Pie, playing to whoever will listen. And even if there is no one in the audience that night, the duo knows a global audience awaits.