Wayne Evans Musician: Hotels| Cafes | Clubs | Functions | Weddings 

I am an accomplished musician who sings and plays acoustic guitar, bass, lead guitar and the harmonica. I mostly perform solo, but can also be booked as a duo act or three or four piece band with fellow musicians.

I have a full setup of professional sound equipment which allows me to deliver music clearly and at levels that adhere to noise restriction volumes or to louder partying volumes if required. I also have current Public and Products Liability Insurance.

My most recent gigs include bookings at the Hope and Anchor,  State Library CaféThe Manly Hotel, Kingaroy Hotel, the Padre Bar and The Grove Establishment and a variety of private functions.

About Me

Born in the Brisbane suburb of Corinda, I grew up listening to the likes of James Taylor, Tom Petty, Neil Young, CSN&Y, Jackson Browne, the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cold Chisel and Men at Work. I was also surrounded by music from an early age via my musician brothers’ regular (and overly-loud!) jam sessions. So it came as no surprise when playing Aussie Rules took a back seat to playing music, and I picked up my first guitar at the age of 15.

Music History

My first gigs were secured within a year when I fronted the Fallen Bases, a three-piece 60’s/rock band, playing regularly around Brisbane on the weekends while finishing my senior school years. Venues included The Outpost, The Love In, The Freeps Concert, The Aussie Nash, and the Western Districts Football Club.

Hotdog Truckin’ , a three-piece rock and blues outfit was formed in 1986 with the Fallen Bases’ drummer after our third band member moved interstate to play professionally.

After fronting Hotdog Truckin’ for two years, I joined well-established covers band, The Winters, as a guitarist and vocalist. I spent the next six years playing extensively around South East Queensland at a variety of gigs including at a multitude of B&S Balls in regional Queensland. I left for the UK in 1993 and returned in 1996, and during these years played solo gigs in London while developing my songwriting skills.

Here is a selection of songs I play from some of my favourite artists:

Neil Young

  • Out on the Weekend
  • Heart of Gold
  • Comes A Time
  • Sugar Mountain

Crowded House

  • Better Be Home Soon
  • Into Temptation
  • Distant Sun

Rolling Stones

  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • Under my Thumb
  • The Last Time
  • Let it Bleed

James Taylor

  • Fire and Rain
  • Handy Man
  • Steam Roller
  • Something in the Way She Moves

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

  • Teach your Children
  • Four and 20
  • Haven’t We Lost Enough?
  • Carry On

Tom Petty

  • Free Falling
  • I Won’t Back Down
  • Handle Me With Care

Creedance Clearwater Revival

  • Have you Ever Seen the Rain?
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Hear It Through the Grapevine
  • Who’ll Stop the Rain?
  • Proud Mary

Eric Clapton

  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Lay Down Sally
  • After Midnight

The Eagles

  • Take It Easy
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling
  • Best of My Love

Paul Kelly

  • To Her Door
  • Deeper Water
  • Dumb Things
  • Stories of Me
  • Sweet Guy
  • Somebody’s Forgetting Somebody

Beatles

  • I Should Have Known Better
  • Nowhere Man
  • Twist and Shout
  • Let It Be

And other crowd-pleasers by Sam Cooke, The Band, Steve Miller Band, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, Bill Withers, The Flood, Bob Marley, Men at Work, The Monkeys, Van Morrison, Elvis Presley, The Hollies, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, The Who, Daddy Cool and Cliff Richard.

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