Wayne Evan - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Coming from a musical Family in Sydney, Wayne was surrounded by Drums and Guitars as a baby. His Father being a drummer had band rehearsals in the garage where Wayne would hang out with them soaking up the sounds and giving him a knowledge of music from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
His Father's Record collection included The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Cat Stevens and he has carried this through as a major influence in his musical styles.
Wayne was playing drums as a toddler and moved onto the Guitar at age 7.
Wayne first hit the stage playing drums at age 9 in primary school talent quests and musicals where he was the only student in a band of Teachers. This continued through to his High school years where he was awarded a life time achievement in Musicals and the experience developed his live performance.
Wayne was 11 when he joined his first band as a drummer. It was at age 14 when Wayne picked up the Bass Guitar by chance and realised this was his instrument . By age 15 he had a band of his own, including his younger brother on the drums and was starting to develop his vocal skills and songwriting.
The Band was called "Not So Sweet" - a line from the Bowie song "Changes",and they stayed together playing and writing original material for 10 years. Not So Sweet Backed Stevie Wright from the Easy Beats for his final comeback show at Selina's in Sydney.
In 1985 ,Wayne attended The Sydney Entertainment Centre to witness Queen live on their world wide tour "The Works" .Already being a fan of Queen, seeing the original line up was a life changing experience.
At age 18,Wayne started playing with various Sydney Shows ,Cover Bands and moved into Solo and Duo work and also completed the SAE Sound of Audio Engineering Course in Sydney.
In 1995 Wayne moved to the Gold Coast and formed original Band "BLOW". In 3 Years BLOW achieved over 260 live shows, multiple recordings, and an EP release.
Active in the Gold Coast original scene, Wayne Hired Venues and showcased Local upcoming bands such as The Daisy Cutters and The Julian Date. Thus far Wayne has written over 200 songs and has Produced ,Arranged , Composed and Performed his own material. Wayne recently recorded 2 Albums with the band "Faceless" as the Bass Player.
In 2005, Wayne was asked to fill in for one show with Killer Queen as the Bass Player. It was a blessing in disguise and reignited the passion Wayne had for Queen and John Deacon.
The obsession with American Precision Bass Guitars used by John Deacon has taken Wayne on a journey to replicate all the Bass Guitars Deacon used throughout his career.