fusion of rock, reggae, country, soul

associated acts//

safe word, 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 (Safe Word), and with JuiceBox (featuring Gavin George).

Wayne released “Expletive Repeated” in October of 2019 and “Rise” with Jess Novak in November of 2019. He’s currently planning his return to the studio. 


most of your standard, everyday sins


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