From the very beginning Bob Wayne knew that he wanted a life on the road, to play his music and share it with as many people as possible.
He started his career without an agent, manager, record label, proper touring vehicle, or full-time backing band. He picked up and moved from the Pacific Northwest to Nashville and was instantly embraced by the community of underbelly outlaws whose stripped down and straightforward country cuts through the mainstream noise and pop pretenders. “You can’t rely on waiting around,” Bob insists. “You just go. That’s what I do. I’m just going to keep doing it.”
‘Till The Wheels Fall Off’ shows us a great reflection of Bob’s personality and outlook on life. It is filled with fun and frolics, not to mention an outstanding lust for life!
Bob has the ability to sit you down and create a story in your mind through his music. A fantastic conjurer of imagery, this album is a wonderful collection of stories, some with elements of real life, some written purely for entertainment.
‘Hunger in My Soul’ is one of my favourite tracks among others. I love the rhythm of the bass in this track. It tells a great story and is most definitely a stellar example of Bob Wayne at his best. In fact, I can’t fault one track on here. The quality of the musicianship is so high and goes to show that you can play Country and rock at the same time. This entire record is oozing charisma and talent.
Definitely Country,‘Till The Wheels Fall Off’ has a kind of swagger that only Bob Wayne could pull off. The album is laced with profanity which you don’t often get on a typical Country album, and shows us the rebel that Bob is, and that he isn’t afraid to just be himself. This latest offering has Bob’s own rebellious and ‘fuck you if you can’t take a joke’ stamp on it and I for one, love it!
This outlaw is making waves within the industry and his direct approach is striking a chord amongst music fans across the genres. Bob’s songs, although a little ‘sweary’ at times are written with the utmost passion and is Country music at it’s most raw.
‘Till The Wheels Fall Off’ is an album that will make you happy, it might make you sad, it will make you dance, but most of all it will make you smile. Not to be missed!
If you fancy getting in on the action that is Bob Wayne, he has been barnstorming his way across Europe and is playing a few dates in the UK (yes, they let him in this time) so be sure not to miss out and make sure you book your tickets pronto!
04-06-2012: Stamford (UK) @ Voodoo Lounge
05-06-2012: London (UK) @ Borderline
06-06-2012: Nottingham (UK) @ The Navigation
07-06-2012: Manchester (UK) @ Roadhouse
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