Winners 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 CJB is an energetic, addicting, and always fun Reggae Rock outfit from the greater Salt Lake City area of Utah. Their success so far has been attributed to their hard work and dedication to providing quality music to a young exciting crowd!
The following depicts some of the Grass Roots Accomplishments made by the band. .
A solo album by Codi Jordan entitled “Vacation” was completed in Nov. 2008, and received rave reviews from fans and industry professionals alike. From the album came The CJB, which has now become a performing force in the Intermountain west and beyond. The band includes CODI JORDAN on guitar and vocals, MIKE LEE on lead guitar, JONY KNODER on drums, CAMERON GOLDSBERRY on bass and DK on keys. .
Utah radio stations, including 97.5 The Blaze, and X96 Alternative have rotated Codi on there local music programs. The single “Travelin Man” is on full rotation on KBER 101.1, the 1 rock station in the market. The CJB has played special events for several stations, and was the opening band for The Dirty Heads and Pepper at last years Root Rock Reggae Festival in Park City. The band also opened for the Expendables at The RUM JUNGLE Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Most recently, CJB headlined one of the Spring Break concerts at The Canyons, Utah’s largest ski resort.
Local college radio station 88.1 WeberFM of Ogden UT, awarded the album “Vacation” with LOCAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR for 2008. The band opened for Dashboard Confessional in front of a crowd of over 5000 people at THE WINTER DEW TOUR in Ogden UT in Jan 2010 (see video), and then went on to open for The Dirty Heads in Park City during the Sundace Film Festival.
Currently, the CJB has two Tracks witch are played daily in in every Eddie Bauer store in the U.S. and Canada. The CJB delivers an energetic and exciting live performance of their original material, along with a few surprising covers. The band has seen crowds grow exponentially across the Inter-Mountain west in recent months as it looks to expand the madness nationally.
Independently Codi and crew have been able to land CDs in all of Utah’s major indie record stores, all Best Buys from Boise to Las Vegas, and are seeing consistent sales on Itunes, and Amazon. The band has also made sponsorships arrangements with from Powder Mountain Utah, Honest Tea, Vitamin Water, The Aztec Highway, Underground herbal liquor and Skullcandy. With more than 40,000 friends on Myspace, and over 250,000 plays, the music fan base is defiantly growing . CD sales and downloads are exceeding everyone’s expectations, and the songs go right into the public’s heart as the music spreads. The Codi Jordan Band (CJB) has been selling out venues in Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona and Idaho, and will be coming soon to an area near you!
One of the most scenic music festivals in the country, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place every September in Telluride, Colorado, a world-famous resort town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The festival is a three day celebration of music and microbrews, held in Telluride Town Park , an outdoor music venue with breathtaking mountain peaks for a backdrop.
By day, experience live blues, rock, funk, gospel, and soul, the best micro brews from over 50 micro breweries during Saturday’s Grand Tasting, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and more – all on the festival grounds. By night, follow the festival as it flows into the town of Telluride and Mountain Village, with late night juke joints and after-hours jams.