Wayland is a four-piece rock and roll band from Michigan who, thinking it was the right thing to do, pooled their money and made the leap to pack up the van and move to Los Angeles. While living in LA, the band was hammering away playing any gig they could book until they were introduced to Jude Cole who quickly identified that this is a band that belonged in the Midwest. Jude challenged them to get back to their roots in the heart of Middle America where people love their rock and roll.
After some convincing, the band agreed and picked up again and moved straight back to their namesake hometown, Wayland, Michigan where everything started falling into place. The band made fast friends with the nationally syndicated morning show Free Beer And Hot Wings by bringing them breakfast in exchange for airplay. One of the morning DJ’s found Wayland an easy target for reaching out in this way but after just one spin of “Welcome To My Head,” listeners fell in love with the song immediately and stood up for the guys. The Program Director at WGRD, JT, agreed that it was a hit and added it to the rotation. JT offers, “The talent this band possesses is unreal and they have the #1 most requested song on our airwaves and sold out shows all over Michigan to back it up!”
Enjoying giant local success, Wayland wasted no time in hitting the road in a donated RV from a local camper supply house and they haven’t looked back. After performing live on WJJO, WXRX, WBUZ, KQRC, and WFTK, the band has been added to the airwaves across the country and has been invited to participate in some of the most recognizable summer festivals in 2012.