fusion of rock, reggae, country, soul

associated acts//

safe word, last call kings, juicebox


syracuse, ny


Ben Wayne combines the best of all worlds: reggae rhythms, southern rock soul, pop hooks, SoCal swag and piles of attitude. He doesn’t break a sweat, but he does break strings delivering choice covers and soulful originals that connect with audiences every time. Pinned as the continuation of the Sublime tradition, Wayne has carried the torch since his start, bringing that same energy, excitement and unpredictability to the stage.

Wayne performs solo, as a duo with Jess Novak (also called Safe Word), as a trio with JuiceBox (featuring Gavin George and Mike Spadaro) and with bands Safe Word and Last Call Kings - all of which bring the noise and bring the party.

Wayne released “Expletive Repeated” in October of 2019 and “Rise” with Novak in November of 2019. He’s currently working on his long-anticipated solo acoustic album due out in 2020.


most of your standard, everyday sins


finalist - folk acoustic for the song "Carousel" in the 36th mid-atlantic song contest (songwriters' association of  washington)