Wayne is a multi-instrument songwriter, musician, arranger and producer. The songs that Wayne creates are interesting both musically and lyrically. Listeners can hear influences throughout the spectrum of the pop and rock genres, however, the music is very original and captivating. Wayne studied piano, music theory, and composition in college, and has played in rock, country, jazz, swing and top 40 bands throughout Texas. He is a proficient sound engineer and producer as well, having owned several studios in Austin.
#1 CELEBRITY – FIRST PLACE ROCK CATEGORY
This song pokes fun of those that ‘make it’ but have no talent. She has a ‘puppy in her purse and a cement star’.
#2 LIFE’S A PEACH – HONORABLE MENTION POP CATEGORY
‘It’s as sweet as you make it”. A driving beat propels this appealing song along with peachy harmonies and heavy guitar.
#3 LITTLE MISS LOGICAL – FIRST PLACE POP CATEGORY
Captivating fantasy story of Miss Logical and Mr. Pi that embark on a fateful collision course towards love.
#4 EVOLUTION OF REVOLUTION
Politically motivated, this song with a hard rock core and excellent lead vocals encourages people to not accept the ‘status quo’.
#5 I KNEW HER WHEN (She Wasn’t All That) – FIRST PLACE SPRING 2016 CONTEST
Amazingly catchy, this story is about a ‘loser’ in school that becomes a star.
#6 GLASSY EYED WOMAN
This retro rock song has entertaining vocals and lyrics, then breaks into a double-time beat and raps. Excellent lead guitar riffs pepper the song throughout.
#7 PERFECT HARMONY – THIRD PLACE POP CATEGORY
Awash with harmony, this R&B song has entertaining lyrics and a musical twist in the middle.
#8 THROW OFF THOSE CHAINS
Beatlesque track with thick harmony and a positive message.
#9 PASS AROUND THE BOMB – PUBLISHERS PICK AT THE 2014 TEXAS MUSIC SYMPOSIUM
Intriguing song allegory about a dangerous children’s game involving nuclear weapons.
Funny and a little creepy playful song about the thoughts of a boy viewing his ‘girlfriend’ from a tree.
#11 WASH IT AWAY
Irish influenced song about a man changing his life for the better. Solid beat with an Irish flute.
#12 RILEY AND HIS MARCHING BAND – FIRST PLACE GENERAL CATEGORY
Fun, imaginative song that contains quirkiness and a full marching band instrumental in the middle.
#13 DON’T GIVE UP
Catchy upbeat song with a positive message. Features horns and a reggae feel.
#14 THE LAST SONG – FIRST PLACE LYRICS CATEGORY
A beautiful story about an old man and his young followers. Spreads a positive message about life after death.