With a deeper than deep groove, a great sense of musicality, and 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 Producer. Recently applying his production and mixing skills to albums such as British Blues Award winners King King’s iTunes No 1 “Exile & Grace”, UK guitar great Ben Poole's latest studio album “Anytime You Need Me” and many time British Blues Award Winner Oli Brown’s last 2 albums “Here I Am” and live album “Songs From The Road. 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
AA Williams, Oli Brown, Lynne Jackaman, Ben Poole, Aynsley Lister, Sari Schorr, Adam Norsworthy, The Nimmo Brothers, Jon Amor, Ian Parker, Ben Poole, Ron Sayer JnR, The Della Grants, Scott Mckeon, Nine Below Zero, The Boom Band, Sherman Robertson, Wilson T King, Alex Hepburn,
The Davey Brothers, Lora Jayne, Mark Butcher, John O’Leary’s Sugarkane, Blind Lemon Gators, Fin, Connie Lush, King King, Steve Wright,
Till Bennewitz, Paul Riley, Sefton, Sean Webster, Tom Wardle, Craig Johnston, George Montague, Brothers Groove, Sam Wilkinson.
Nine Below Zero, Oli Brown, Stef Paglia. Ben Poole, Stevie Nimmo, Sari Schorr, Adam Norsworthy, Red Butler, Aynsley Lister, King King,
Ian Parker, Devlin Blue, The Mentulls, Blind Lemon Gators, Paul Riley, Sefton, Brothers Groove, Sean Webster,
The Mustangs, Tom Wardle, Djune, Sam Wilkinson, Tantrum, Craig Johnston
Wayne is an official endorser of Craviotto Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads,
Hardcase Cases, Tuner Fish Lug Locks, Ahead Armor bags 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.
“Not since hearing the likes of Purdie, Porcaro & 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