Wayland Live at The metro
WAYLAND LIVE AT THE METRO
201 E Lake St, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
Saturday, March 23rd
Doors 6pm | Showtime 7pm
General Admission | All Ages
$15 advance | $20 at the door
with special guest Handsome Pete
WAYLAND plants their midwestern roots in today’s rock and roll landscape
This is what rock ‘n roll should sound like! -Ignite Music Mag
Wayland big riffs, great songs and awesome guys.- Revelator Show
WAYLAND is returning back to their roots, literally, with their new take on rootsy rock n’ roll…
as they are defining their sound, their image, and their future as a band with more divine clarity than ever.
It’s easy to hear the southern influence and riff driven story telling reminiscent of The Black Crowes, four part harmonies that makes one miss the Eagles, the groovy jamming of Tom Petty and the blues influenced, screaming guitars of Led Zeppelin, even when they are casually jamming in the back lounge of their tour bus.
Over 300 days a year on a bus and a touring schedule rivaled by no one, they have been lazily labeled the “hardest working band in rock and roll,” but this band is anything but deserving of cliche branding.
The romantic commitment they have made to sincere, song based writing has been standard with this band for the past five years.
Their lyrics remain romantic with midwestern charm and hold hands with the psychedelic guitar rumbles that drive these songs, written by Mitch Arnold, lead singer & Phillip Vilenski lead guitar. Accented with fiery drum beats by Nigel Dupree and blended with melodic bass grooves compliments of Dallas Hall, you can’t stop listening to any record, past or current.
Tastemakers have been unable to typecast this band or any of their hit singles, and once again, WAYLAND has proven they have no need to look for a home, as they are always welcome everywhere they ramble.
They have never needed to belong to the narrow bracket that is radio rock, as they embrace the heart and soul of who they really are. Sonically, WAYLAND is a woodsy and vintage-rural take on rock… An all-American, countrypolitan-classic rock-love affair, telling timeless tales of life, love, and their nomadic, stage to stage lifestyle.
Recently highlighted track, “Follow,” is the compass revealing the direction in which they’re musically traveling. It’s a song that is custom made and designed for massive arena size sing alongs, which is the only sized venue suitable for their sound, their souls, or their new music.