BIO

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genre//

fusion of rock, reggae, country, soul

associated acts//

safe word

hometown//

syracuse, ny

bio//

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 and as a duo with Jess Novak (Safe Word)

Wayne released “Expletive Repeated” in October of 2019 and “Rise” with Jess Novak in November of 2019. His follow-up album, "spectator" was released in August of 2022 and features a solid mix of full-band rockers and singer/songwriter acoustic songs. 

influences//

most of your standard, everyday sins

awards//

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