The success story that
is Wayne Smart does not entail "overnight success", was in the right place at
the right time",or any of the other clichés that are routinely thrown
around to hype a new artist.
Wayne has worked hard to get where he is. Wayne's
musical roots started at the formative age of twelve. It was at this time
that he learned to play bass and guitar, and not only fell in love with
music, but took it even further, and by the time his was sixteen he
had written about twelve songs and had formed his own band.
Rock music became a major part of his musical growing. His goals were
simple - he wanted to play his music for everyone! After he finished
college, with the strong support from his
parents, he toured North
America as the lead singer of numerous bands. The constant touring
is what eventually brought Wayne Smart one giant step closer to his
Record Producer Richard Buck( Mitsou, Nancy Martinez,
Lime and Trans X), attended quite a few of Wayne's live performances
and was "blown away" by the power and natural vocal ability that Wayne possessed. Knowing
that talent of this proportion doesn't come his way every day, he immediately
signed Wayne Smart and work began on his first album.
In 1996 the album "Just Another Stranger" was released
independently by De Music (Musicor) and had several tracks in rotation.
ballad "Don't Call Me A Sinner" still receives radio-airplay to this
day. The album - a mixture of mainstream rock, soaring ballads and choruses
never stops delivering.
The first album was co-written, but for the next
release Wayne wanted to develop his own style. By the summer of 1996 he was back in the studio working
on his next album. Intermedia Music Canada was successful
Wayne's new Maxi CD to IDPC Germany.
His ballad, "Everybody Needs Love" was chosen as one of the twenty international
songs released on IDPC's compilation disc for the European music
Smart was the highest voted Artist on the IDPC Roster that Year.
The next step was natural - Wayne formed his new band. They worked many
long hours and finally embarked in early summer of 1997 toward their debut
concert in Germany. The reviews on Wayne Smart and his band were outstanding.
sure this young man could deliver. With his pure and simple
appeal, Wayne Smart's music was able to elevate his listeners to another
level of rhythmic awareness. During that tour he learned his sound was
pleasing fans of all ages. Wayne and his talented musicians were ready
to get working on his next album.
The experiences in the music business through
the years made Wayne call this album "Live and Learn." The album was
supposed to be a follow up with a harder edge drive and aggression.
Producer K. A. Kirshbaum knew there was a beautiful hidden side to this talented
young man. Deeply rooted love and emotion imbedded in his soul was discovered
during an inspirational journey in the
Canadian wilderness. This journey brought out the spirit from his Huron
This produced a softer unplugged side of this gifted singer/songwriter
in his music.
Intermedia was successful in signing a label
deal with JVC Japan, and a
deal with SPV in Germany.
His music continues to evolve blending a millennium
style rock/pop with an alternative edge. Wayne is quickly
emerging onto today's music scene. When you listen to his music you
feel part of it. He draws upon his love for music, poetry and nature
in creating the most compelling melodic and meaningful lyrics for his
Wayne a gifted Artist, an extraordinary Entertainer... There
is no denying, this
gifted Artist is here to stay.