Please Pass the Indie Review of "Carousel"

"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."

IndieSpoonful Review of "After All"

"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 New EP "Rise" with Ben Wayne

Jess Novak and Ben Wayne have been performing together since 2018. Brought together as a couple, the musicians’ relationship grew through their songs.

"Rise" CD Release Party

Read and see a recap of the CD Release Party held at The Ridge in Chittenango. 

Jess Novak and Ben Wayne Release Rise

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.