"Sometimes I write songs by recording a rough track of a musical idea and mumbling to it before I have actual words. I was mumbling to this idea one day and my fiance over heard it, loved it and asked what it was, but it wasn’t anything yet. So, I wrote words to it...."
Ben Wayne opens his heart and presents his counterpoints and shaken feelings in "Carousel", a single in voice and guitar that impresses with Ben's vocal skill and beautiful timbre, in addition to his dexterity on the strings. A song for those who like romantic ballads and full of emotion.
"It is clear that Ben Wayne and Jess Novak have uncovered the perfect collaboration, blending two streams of talent that combine seamlessly into a song that will touch you in the most genuine way. “Carousel” consists of lyrics that come from a true sense of love, and musicianship that comes straight from the soul."
"Safe Word is the artistic talent of Ben Wayne and Jess Novak. “After All”, off their album Rise. captivates listeners with a soulful groove, expressive lead vocals, powerful vocal harmonies, and a dynamic instrumental arrangement."
Jess Novak and Ben Wayne have been performing together since 2018. Brought together as a couple, the musicians’ relationship grew through their songs.
Read and see a recap of the CD Release Party held at The Ridge in Chittenango.
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Jess Novak and Ben Wayne will release Rise in October 2019. The four-song EP features tunes recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with the help of producer Bill Warner and songwriter Kirsti Manna, best known for her work with Blake Shelton.